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Style: 
“Electronic music.”
Best known for: 
“'The Politics Of Dancing 1, 2 and now 3'.”
Tune of the year: 
“Paul van Dyk & Sue McLaren ‘Lights’.”
From: 
Berlin
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Sender.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“To be able to keep their mind on the music, rather than the money.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“If EDM’s still an acronym for Electronic Dance Music, then yes... It’s looking more positive than any year in the last five years. If it refers to pop-dressed-as-electronic-music, then considerably less so.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“Happily, I broke through that barrier 15-years or so back.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“Professionally, entertaining my fans. Personally, social justice and a more peaceful, fairer world.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“The Loft and the Paradise Garage, mainly as I never got to go; Twilo, as I miss playing there; and Dorian Gray, as I just miss it.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“You never stop wondering that. It’s modern day mystery. The one thing you can say about DJing is there are no obvious preventative barriers, as there are in other professions.”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“If you’re not making your own music, chances are it’s not coming from the heart. If it’s not coming from the heart, then likely, there’s a problem.”