Submitted by Jon Dommett on Mon, 2015-11-16 10:40
Progressive House - House
Best known for:
Tom Swoon, Lush & Simon – ‘Ahead Of Us’
Tune of the year:
Tiësto, KSHMR feat. Vassy - Secrets
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015:
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?:
I would say reading the crowd, and playing for the people that came down to have a good time!
Is the future still bright for EDM?:
Only time can tell. But dance music is definitely evolving.
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?:
I am grateful to being able to play my own music around the world. With over 100 shows this year I've been away from home every weekend and it really builds up and is trying. I do sleep on all my flights which helps!
What cause is closest to your heart?:
Freedom in all its forms and shapes!
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?:
I’m pretty young so most of the clubs I've grown up with are still running.
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?:
I think it's simply a question of numbers. There are many more men doing this than women and therefore it is not proportional in this sense. It's great to see however that more woman are present in the list each year.
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?:
I spend a lot of time to produce my own music and in the end this works for me.