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Trance and progressive
Best known for:
Having the right track at the right time
Tune of the year:
Stoneface & Terminal 'Moment'
Gig of 2010:
Euphonic Night, Berlin
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Michael Woods/Stoneface & Terminal
Best new club visited this year:
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
The Mary Onettes 'Islands'
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Laptop, headphones, DVDs
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Seth Rogen, hopefully...
Best thing about being a DJ:
The music and the people in the clubs
Best end-of-the-night tune:
Oceanlab 'On A Good Day'
Another year in the life of Dresden-based trance man Ronski Speed means another combined "distance travelled/places visited" total which would make even the US President blush. "It was a very good and busy year. After visiting over 50 countries in the world, it is hard to find new places, but this year, I think visits to Guatemala and Israel were my first!" he smiles. Despite such a punishing schedule, the man known to his mother as Ronny Schneider has still found time to make some more of the music which has made him his name, as well as to release a consistent string of remixes throughout the year. "I wanted to be busier in the studio [in 2010], so I released my tracks 'Lasting Light' with singer Emma Hewitt and also a more techy tune called 'Denva', as well as a bunch of remixes." The first of said tunes became one of the East German's biggest yet, picking up plays on Above & Beyond's super influential trance show, as well as being made Tune of the Week by Armin van Buuren on a different radio show in the same week. (Talking of radio, did we mention Ronski's own shows Euphonic Sessions and True To Trance are broadcasted on over 50 radio stations all over the planet?) Despite gigs at all points on the globe, it's a party in his home country which has given this globe-trotting DJ most gratification this year. "Our Euphonic label night in Berlin was my favourite gig of the year - we promoted it more and more this year, so it ended up being totally amazing."