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Position: 
95

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

Style: 
Drum & bass
Best known for: 
Energetic DJ sets and new music in my live shows.
Tune of the year: 
TNGHT 'Higher Ground'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Disclosure
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
I'd love to fly. I've always been really into flying and I want to get involved in aviation later on.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
It's important as a DJ to know your place, but at the same time it's very important to make sure you enjoy playing your set as well.
What does EDM mean to you: 
Just dance music in general, I guess, but a lot of people use it for something else. I've never used it, I don't like using pigeonholing terms.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
It's very easy to use celebrity status to start DJing, and that's been going on in 2012.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
At one of my first DJ sets at this club in my hometown, people couldn't handle drum & bass, which is funny, because now everyone plays drum & bass in Belgium.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Sure. DJing is far beyond beat matching. I don't think I could do an hour's set without it, but it's not all about technique any more, it's about the right music.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
For drum & bass, dubstep and more underground music, Antwerp, in Belgium, is huge right now.

Three years after he broke onto the scene in a big way, things are looking good for Belgian drum & bass DJ/producer Netsky.

After releasing his second album, '2', in the summer, Netsky hit the festival circuit, culminating at Pukkelpop, Belgium. "I closed the stage after Björk, in front of 60,000 people. That was insane.

I had my whole family and all my friends there, and I got my parents onstage after my set. That was a really important moment for me." Netsky's biggest project of 2012, however, has been his new, full live band, which will hit the road at the end of the year. "That's one of the most exciting projects I've started. I still love DJing, but for me it was a logical step to get on stage and do something different." It's a suitably forward-thinking finale to what has been a game-changing year for Netsky.

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