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Questions Top100 DJs 2013 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:16

"Big Room"
Best known for: 
Energetic Big Room Music.
Tune of the year: 
Our productions and dynamic DJ sets.”
“If a certain amount of people are willing to pay a certain amount of money to see a certain DJ play, and the fee is based on the calculation of those numbers, then it’s justified.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“It hasn’t completely merged yet. Except for maybe a few territories, dance music is still seen as an underground genre.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
Willem: “Gorilla, because they’re boss!” Ward: “Giraffe, because they can eat the leaves nobody else can reach.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Why not? DJs should do whatever they feel like doing, just like everybody else.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
Should sport players speak about violence during and after a game? We can always advise not to do drugs, but in the end it’s out of our control. People have to decide for themselves.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“Quesadillas, a Maserati Quattroporte and a backstage swimming pool!”

The last year has been crazy in general,” Dutch duo W&W tell DJ Mag excitedly. “We released so much new music, collaborated with two of the world’s biggest DJs — Armin van Buuren and Hardwell — and we did more than twice as many shows as 2012.”

It’s little wonder Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harstare hard pushed to single out a particular highlight.

Getting our first Beatport No.1 hit with ‘The Code’ was definitely a milestone,” they say.Aside from that particular stomping, trance-edged anthem, their fans played a vital part in the release of another of their huge tunes this year.

We finished our track ‘Thunder’ in a hotel room about six hours before we premiered it at UMF in Miami,” reveal the duo. “We didn’t want to release it but after we saw the massive reaction from the crowd we had no choice!”