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Style: 
Trance/Progressive
Best known for: 
A State of Trance
Tune of the year: 
Neptune Project 'Aztec' (FSOE)
Gig of 2009: 
Armin Only: 'Imagine', Los Angeles Sports Arena
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Jerome Isma-Ae (DJ); Cosmic Gate (Producer)
The track that changed your life: 
3 Phase ‘Der Klang Der Family’ on Tresor in 1992. How the hell did they make those sounds?!
What makes a good DJ great: 
Timing and character.
Most underrated DJ: 
Ben Liebrand. He’s been Holland best kept secret since the ’80s and plays technically advanced sets with four DVJs.
Biggest challenge this year: 
Doing a non-stop 72-hour live marathon radio show, in April, with video stream from three different countries, with three massive parties and loads of guest DJs to celebrate the 400th episode of A State of Trance.
Top tech toy: 
Pioneer CDJ-2000. It can do a lot that a laptop can but it's actually built for clubs.