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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:17

“Sander van Doorn style — a good mix of different electronic music styles.”
Best known for: 
“Energetic sets and music.”
Tune of the year: 
“Dvbbs & Borgeous ‘Tsunami’. This track was released on my label and went straight to Beatport's No.1 position.”
"Some of them, maybe. Sometimes you hear crazy stories, but I'm not the one to judge this.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“I think you can compare it to what happened with grunge back in the '90s. Grunge was a sub-genre and when it went mainstream it was labelled as pop music. I think this is happening to dance music as well.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“Definitely my cat: does nothing all day and gets rewarded for that with a pat, gourmet food and a room for himself.”

If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“I believe everybody should do what he/she likes on stage. Me, I'm a big smiler on stage. I guess I just love seeing the crowd’s reaction to the music.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Yes of course, as role models in this scene, I believe we have to set an example and educate the kids about the bad side-effects of drugs.”

Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Just a beer, handed to me by Mr Chow.”

He may have gone down in the list, but Sander is still in the premier league of the world’s top DJs. An expert in mixing and matching styles, and sometimes scratching away to his heart’s content, he’s had a particularly great year in terms of his record label.

Doorn Records has produced a string of big releases, not least Sander’s own productions such as ‘Joyenergizer’ (a Beatport No.1), ‘Into the Light’ with Dubvision, ‘Neon’ and big electro trancer ‘Project T’ with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
 Because of the success of his label, Sander exclusively reveals to DJ Mag that he’s kick-starting a Doorn Records world tour — in fact, he already has done so, launching the set of dates at the ADE in Amsterdam in mid-October.

This year he’s been a main stage regular at all the big festivals — Ultra, Electric Zoo, EDC, Tomorrowland etc — and this run of big gigs looks set to continue next year too.