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Best known for:
Bringing catchy vocals into hardstyle.
Tune of the year:
Gotye 'Somebody That I Used To Know (feat Kimbra)'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011:
What's the future of DJing:
We think the future of DJing is gonna be all digital.
SoundHound - always cool when you hear a song to get to know who produced it.
Discovery of the year:
We just found out that Einstein's theory about the speed of light isn't right. That's probably the discovery of the century.
Rediscovery of the year:
Tiësto's 'Magik Six' compilation. This is where dance music all started for us.
Missing our flight to Switzerland for Sonic because of a heavy three-country weekender schedule. The first time we ever missed a gig.
Style or substance:
Both of them are equally important. Because if you really like music, you talk music.
People who are really single-minded. Because it's nice to be open to everything, to enjoy life and everything in it.
One of the newer players in the Dutch hardstyle scene, Psyko Punkz have made a big impact in a short time, storming into the Top 100 after being flagged up in the 'Breakthrough DJ/producer' category last year. “2011 was amazing,” say the duo. “Our main focus was to play as many gigs as we could and release as many tracks as possible.” A simple-but-effective strategy, which worked wonders, judging by reactions from festival audiences, (including 25,000 people at Hard Bass), who lapped up the stripped-back, industrial edge that they add to the chugging hardstyle paradigm. Next year, Psyko Punkz will be “going strong, like in 2011,” part of which involves a mysterious new development. “We are currently working on a real cool project that we can't say anything about yet. But our fans will see.” An intriguing prospect, and one that can only bolster Psyko Punkz' flourishing profile. TRISTAN PARKER