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

“Progressive electro.”
Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
“Danny Avila 'Tronco'.”
“In some ways maybe. But if you can pull 5,000 people then it says something about you. As long as it's in balance, it's fine.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Dance music's influence over this generation is insane, and it's a genre that has evolved. It can become as big as pop, but it will always be different.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“We'd be skinks. They've been around for so many years and can adapt to their surroundings.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“If they feel like doing it, they should do it. Depends on how many girls are in the venue.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I don't think it's a duty. For us, drugs is the same as sex. If you want to do it, do it safely, and it's your responsibility.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A production studio. We've been making music so many years, but every morning I still can't wait to get to the studio. Working is in our blood.”

Dutch brothers Sjoerd and Wouter Janssen have, by their own admission, spent 2013 'going crazy with releases'. Crazy is right. They closed out 2012 with the massive single 'Cannonball', keeping up the pressure with 'Slow Down' for Steve Aoki's Dim Mak, 'Get Loose' for Skrillex's OWSLA imprint and the towering 'Booyah' for the Dutch titan Spinnin' Records.

“People fell in love [with the tracks] and we just didn't expect this major feedback,” says Sjoerd. “We're so happy with the enthusiasm. We thought 2013 would be a transition year, but this has been crazy. We had like 78 shows in the last two months. Mexico City was mindblowing.

We got 10,000 new fans on Facebook the next day.”Well, no pressure then. Oh hang on, that's loads of pressure. “We just wanted to show people what we are capable of, really add a signature to the sound,” he adds. Mission accomplished, then.