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Style: 
Trance and progressive.
Best known for: 
#ASOT
Tune of the year: 
Armin van Buuren feat Trevor Guthrie ‘This Is What It Feels Like’.
From: 
“If the amounts that people usually hear are true then yes, but mostly it's incorrect. All kinds of costs that have to be deducted aren't taken into account — visuals, lights, sound, pyro, the agent, flights and sometimes hotels. If you take those into account, fees are much more reasonable. Having said this, most top 100 DJs have a very comfortable living.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“There's a whole new generation of young people listening to EDM like my parents listened to the Beatles. Popularity has its good and bad sides. A lot of people consider EDM ‘theirs’ and don't want it to commercialise. I can understand that and I feel that too. But I also think all the attention for EDM gives room for new interesting things to happen and for new talent and sounds to be born.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A cat so I can catch up on sleep.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
"There's nothing wrong with showing love for a crowd but please, don't over do it.”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“Yes, it's good to raise awareness, also warning people about damaging your ears for example. But people also have their own responsibility and we have to look after each other.”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
"A spaceship for all my fans so we could celebrate ASOT 1000 on the moon in 2020!”