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Style: 
“Progressive/electro-house.”
Best known for: 
“'Jammu', 'Secrets', 'Burn', 'Karate', 'Memories'.”
Tune of the year: 
“Of my own, 'Secrets'; overall, 'Flicker' by Porter Robinson."
From: 
Berkeley, CA
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Probably Kygo.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“Preparation. It's important to give people an experience they couldn't get just by listening to your tracks online.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
That's up to the artists, and if we can continue to innovate.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“No. But then again, I've only played one show.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“I want to show people that dance music is a genre capable of evoking the same full spectrum of emotions as any other. That it can reflect culture, and have a soul. I want to give people an artist in dance music that isn't laminated in a glossy film of private jets and penthouse suites.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“I don't know enough clubs to answer this.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“I'm not sure. I haven't met many female producers but I'm happy to help any who want to learn.”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“I think it's acceptable to get help. Ultimately, it is up to the artists to decide at what point they are no longer being honest with their listeners.”