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Position: 
98

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

Style: 
Electronic music with soul.
Best known for: 
Bedrock Records and club nights, Transitions radio show and having an outstanding passion for music.
Tune of the year: 
Diego Hostettler & Absent 'She's Not Worth It (Alexander Kowalski Remix)'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Jozif
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Waverider: he can travel through time and predict a person's future by touching them. I could travel to the best parties in the future but also in the past, and if it's shit you can make yourself invisible and leave.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
You should play music from the heart first. I don't play to the crowd, but my crowd expect to hear good new music.
What does EDM mean to you: 
It has been created so journalists in the USA can understand a term for electronic music rather than call it club music.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Give them a laundry list of the top 10 tunes to play in that order and people will lap it up.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Never
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Beat matching is only part of being a DJ, track selection and the ability to read the crowd are just as, if not more, important.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
South America.

"The year started off with a fantastic gig in Cordoba that I loved so much I released the mix as an album through my label," says Top 100 mainstay, John Digweed, whose loaded schedule has also taken him through South America, Australia, Asia, Europe and the US. Singling out Germany's Timewarp Festival and the monthly Bedrock London residency at XOYO as 2012 highlights, he also sings the praises of Barcelona's El Row and Saturdays at Ibiza's Vista Club.

"The costumes people are wearing and the overall vibe of the place is off the hook," he says. He's still found time to beam his weekly Transitions radio show to over 14 million people in 50 countries, and put together the 14th Bedrock mix compilation.

"I think [2012] has been a great year for underground music and I think 2013 will be even better," he adds.

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