When DJ Mag catches up with Thomas Shaw and Ryan Henderson, the Canadian duo have just headlined Lavo and closed Pacha in New York, met with Sony Music and been told they've made our Top 100 list. Their rise as Project 46 has been similarly dramatic. "It's pretty surreal, pretty awesome," says Ryan.
"Our first release was a year ago, so it's happened really fast." Just two years ago, Thomas was DJing in a pub, but now he and Ryan have topped the Beatport chart with 'Reasons', bootlegged Deadmau5 and remixed Kelly Clarkson.
It's all thanks to a mixture of hard graft, social networking and, erm, pancakes. "Every single Friday we give our fans a mash-up, original or bootleg," explains Ryan. "It started off as a joke and we called it Pancake Fridays'." Thomas says of 2012, "It just keeps getting better. The highlight of the year was getting the email saying DJ wanted to do this interview!" The way their career is going, you can bet they'll be getting the call again in 2013.