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Style: 
Trance
Best known for: 
Mash-ups, remixes, the International Departures radio show.
Tune of the year: 
Velvetine 'The Great Divide'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Seven Lions
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Hearing, to be the ultimate sound engineer.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
We like to party with them, not bore them.
What does EDM mean to you: 
EDM means mainstream music these days, and that means there's never been a better time to be a DJ or dance music producer. Dance music in general gets a lot of attention, so there are more opportunities to get your music out there.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
For years they've been paid by clubs to party, so it's really nothing new. The only difference is now they stand in the DJ booth instead of the VIP area.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
In 1993 I [Shane] was thrown out of a DJ booth. I have to admit there was a good reason for it. I was horrible...
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
DJing is about taste in music first and foremost. What you play and how you play it.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
It's somewhere in the US for sure.