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Best known for:
Getting the party started
Tune of the year:
Swedish House Mafia 'One (Congorock Remix)'. I didn't think it was possible to top the original, but Congorock made it even more of a proper floor track to play out
Gig of 2010:
Ultra Music Festival at WMC. It had an unseen energy going on. As if the world just won the World Cup
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
I'm such a Congorock fan at the moment. Their style is the future of Dutch stuff
Best new club visited this year:
That would probably be Space in Miami. Can you believe I've never played there before?
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
Alicia Keys 'The Element Of Freedom'. It meant a lot this year, as I went through some very heavy personal changes
Essential three suitcase tour items:
My MacBook (aka studio on the road), clean underwear and my SD cards to spin with
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Either Keanu Reeves or Justin Long
Best thing about being a DJ:
To test out my fresh new productions! And it's amazing to see people enjoy what I enjoy doing.
Best end-of-the-night tune:
'Leave the World Behind' or my 'You Used To Hold Me' remix for Calvin Harris
For someone who estimates they take 200 flights a year jetting around the globe, it's no surprise to learn that Laidback Luke is shattered come the end of 2010. Not that he's complaining, mind. This year has been another stellar 12 months in the life of one of dance music's most popular DJs and producers. "It's been amazing," he says. "Ibiza was my best season to date: It was a DJ dream coming true having my own billboards for the first time this year (for his Super You&Me nights). And the reaction to both 'Till Tonight' and 'Turbulence' was pleasing." Having managed to keep up his kung fu ("It's a way of life") and complete an artist album ("We're just working out if it's a good idea to release it in the current environment"), his one dream for 2011 is to remix Nelly Furtado or Madonna. "I'd love to get my hands on them," he laughs. "Their music, I mean! Justin Timberlake too. I'm concentrating a lot on remixes right now." Oh yes, 2010 has been a good year for Laidback Luke.