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Style: 
I try to make precisely produced electronic music with a pop sensibility.
Best known for: 
Pressing lighting pads.
Tune of the year: 
Porter Robinson 'Language'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Oliver
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Never having to sleep. It's a constraint of life I still have trouble accommodating.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
It's a matter of context, but if you are performing as an artist and people are coming to see you, they are giving you their trust and attention and it would be a shame to miss the opportunity to showcase a personal side.
What does EDM mean to you: 
The term itself appeared very suddenly and is doing a good job at capturing the current excitement around electronic music.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
I'm sure there is an audience for personal appearances of celebrities, although I'm not sure to which extent it relates to music.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
I haven't. The closest I experienced was when I played at a festival in Canada and the power went down in the surrounding area for a good 10 minutes.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Of course! I argue that purists that are considering such a menial and non-artistic task as a key factor of credibility are degrading their own art.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Music spreads very globally nowadays. Scenes are getting less geographic.