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Position: 
89

Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:11

Style: 
Trance
Best known for: 
A 'Lethal Industry' remix I did for Ti
Tune of the year: 
Kyau vs Albert 'Made Of Sun (Stoneface & Terminal Remix)'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Shogun
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Never to be tired anymore. I can have 24 hours a day, always awake and I can travel whenever I want.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
Well if you ask that question to anyone that knows me, it's not for myself. I always play to the crowd.
What does EDM mean to you: 
EDM is everything for me, it's my future, it's my past, it's my work, it's my passion.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
I can't say who is going to be a DJ and who is not.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
No!
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
For me a DJ is mixing songs together to make it as one, and you have to mix it and work for it and not put it in a laptop.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Let's go back to the old days and make Amsterdam the dance capital of the world.

Richard Durand found the perfect sunrise, in Goa, India, when he played Sunburn Festival for the fourth year on the trot. It's a burgeoning scene, where Richard has some serious fans.

"They're really emotional about it, they're really into it. Sometimes you see people that have driven for two days in a car to see you play for two hours." Australia is another biggie for Richard.

Travelling for 24 hours to play the key five cities there is high on his list of highlights - that and his summer, that took in 22 gigs in the space of six weeks. At one point, there were 11 flights over the course of four days. Punishing! His latest album 'Richard Versus The World', a conceptual release, comes out this month. Working with five different continents, five known producers and five unknown, "it's a whole new idea of releasing an album," he explains.

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