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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:08

Style: 
House music in all its forms, always sexy
Best known for: 
Long sets, sexy crowds and hands in the air
Tune of the year: 
My track '2Gether'
Gig of 2010: 
When my 3D show debuted at Mansion, WMC
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
DJ Chuckie had a really good breakthrough this year
Best new club visited this year: 
The Wright Venue in Dublin. Amazing venue
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
I really like Drake's album, 'Thank Me Later'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Toothpaste, deodorant and clean underwear. Basic but necessary
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Javier Bardem, a Spanish actor married to Penelope Cruz
Best thing about being a DJ: 
I get to do what I love, that's 'cause I love what I do
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
'Another Chance'. I'm bigging myself up this year!
2010 has been a year of new horizons for Sanchez: a complete overhaul of his management team, a revolutionary set-up switch to CDJ-2000s ("it's really changed the way I play, so now I'm doing a lot more on-the-spot remixing") and a host of new high-profile collaborations with the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Maroon 5, Natalia Kills, and… Danny from McFly, obviously. The Release Yourself Ibiza club night at Amnesia (after moving from Pacha late last year) also celebrates ten slick, successful years, signalling an island resurgence for Sanchez. "We're really seeing Ibiza come back this season," he says. Live shows (featuring numerous spins of his chunky, B-52s-sampling single '2Gether') have been a staple part of the last 12 months, be they his own mammoth Release Yourself sets or performances from his Stealth label roster. "This summer we did three Stealth beach parties at La Plage which were very, very sexy. That was one of my high points of the year," he purrs. And what of the future for a DJ with as big a sense of ambition as Sanchez? "I'm really looking forward to 2011. I've got a lot of big things coming with a lot of major artists." We wouldn't expect anything less.

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