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

Style: 
Emotional house music
Best known for: 
Right now? Eating a lot of Nutella! That's all I do.
Tune of the year: 
Dirty South 'City Of Dreams', because it means a lot to me.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Michael Brun
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Superman has got the best power because he flies. I wouldn't have to catch any flights.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
I think it's a mixture of playing new stuff, your stuff and stuff people know. You need to be able to mix it up.
What does EDM mean to you: 
They're just trying to wrap a lot of electronic music up and put it under one umbrella so people can understand what it is. It's not a bad thing.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
If they're good DJs and they know what they're doing, sure.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
I wouldn't say thrown off; I was asked to finish earlier because it was a VIP club and they'd brought in a celebrity!
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Beat matching is not as important now, but still, it's the basis of things. You need to understand beats so it all makes sense.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
The internet, because it's everywhere. It really doesn't matter where you are.

"The highlight of 2012 was breaking my ribs in a jet ski accident," laughs Dragan Roganovi?, better known as Dirty South, down the phone.

"I was celebrating 'City Of Dreams' being No.1 on Beatport and that led to me jumping on jet skis, going crazy and breaking a couple of ribs in Miami. I'm actually still very sore right now." It's not just the success of his Alesso-featuring roof-raiser helping to ease his pain, though. "This year's been awesome," says the Melbourne-based DJ and producer.

"I've been touring non-stop and doing lots of music. I produced three tracks for Example's new album and also have a side project that I've just finished called Ruben Haze. "The busier I keep, the happier I am," he admits. Let's just hope any future successes are celebrated without breaking any more bones.

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