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Mixing up the old and the new
Best known for:
Obscure mixes, I sometimes like to sneak in a bit of pop
Tune of the year:
Swedish House Mafia 'One'
Gig of 2010:
My first outdoor Dirty Dutch festival to 20,000 fans
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Best new club visited this year:
Air in Amsterdam. They built it from scratch and thought of everything
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
Rick Ross 'Teflon Don', it's just raw hip-hop
Essential three suitcase tour items:
My laptop, my iPad, my SD cards
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Jamie Foxx is a versatile actor in a similar way that I'm a versatile DJ
Best thing about being a DJ:
Being able to make your hobby your job and get paid for it
Best end-of-the-night tune:
Dustin Zahn 'Stranger To Stability (Len Faki Podium Mix)'
Anyone who went to this year's Winter Music Conference and saw the hordes of tanned girls wearing pretty much nothing except for the essential 'I'm in Miami Bitch' t-shirt will know the monumental bunk-up that Chuckie has had onto the world stage. "From one year to the other, suddenly you're a big deal," he laughs, admitting it surprised even him. "It's really cool to give that kind of love to a DJ who is new in house music. It felt like a massive step up not just for me, but for Dutch music in general." A self-styled ambassador for Holland's dance scene with his Dirty Dutch event, which this year held its first outdoor event with a line-up that included David Guetta and NERD, he's taken his hip-hop skilled DJ sets everywhere from "Azerbaijan to Brazil', learning which nations lap up which sound and even dropping a dubstep set at Notting Hill Carnival. "I'm working on two albums, a dance album and a pop album," he says with typically relentless energy and vision. "It's been so hard to get into the studio, though, this year that their release has been put back to early next year." In the meantime, though, he's keeping on keeping on, with imminent tours around Eastern Europe. "If you want to know everything I do," he adds, ever the promoter, "then follow me on Twitter."