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Style: 
Energetic, big room — between progressive and electro, although I always like to call it ‘Hardwell music’.
Best known for: 
“My productions and DJ sets.”
Tune of the year: 
“Dyro ‘Leprechauns & Unicorns’ on my label Revealed. I’ve played it every set for the last eight months.”
From: 
“No. People always say ‘DJs are the new pop stars’, but when Rihanna, Jay-Z or Lady Gaga is selling out an arena and get a ridiculous amount of money, everyone is handling that ok. If a DJ like Tiësto or Calvin Harris does it, everybody is like, ‘Wow, can they take that amount of money?’ But they are doing the same thing.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: 
“Dance music is still the same thing — the mainstream is just playing it more. Pop is just the word for popular, and dance music is really popular now.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: 
“A penguin, I love penguins. If you go to a zoo and see a penguin, it acts super-funny.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: 
“Yeah, why not? Every DJ is doing it, otherwise how do you show your love for the crowd?”
Should DJs do "heart hands": 
“I don’t think it’s our job to do that, to be honest. Dance music shouldn’t be related with drugs, y’know?”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: 
“A crowd that will never lose its energy.”