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Style: 
House
Best known for: 
“Being titanium. I’ve been a DJ for 30 years now — I’m solid enough to be still here after all this time.”
Tune of the year: 
“I’m very impressed by ‘Wake Me Up’ by Avicii. I know it’s not politically correct to say that, but in terms of the originality and personality of the production, I think it’s amazing.”
From: 
“As long as the promoter is happy, the DJ is happy and the crowd don’t have to pay too much of an expensive ticket, then things are good. Everybody’s happy.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Obviously, yes, there’s no doubt about this, and I celebrate it because pop means popular. I’ve spent my life fighting for this music to crossover, to be recognized in the same way that hip-hop and rock was, and it’s finally happening. We’re the biggest musical movement on the planet right now.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“I’d be that track called ‘Animals’ by Martin Garrix — a big EDM track. He’s a 17-year-old kid.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Actually, I started this! I have to say I do it a little less now, because it’s been done too much.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I don’t think we’re here to preach to anyone, and I don’t think we’re here to promote drugs either. So I don’t really think so. I don’t think it’s the job of a magazine to promote drugs either, like a lot of music magazines are doing — DJ Mag has never done that. No, it’s true.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“I wish stage managers could be sexier sometimes. Sexy girls instead of fat guys with tattoos and beards.”