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14

Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:20

Style: 
House, progressive, electro, trance and whatever, really.
Best known for: 
Simple but effective music, occasionally controversial.
Tune of the year: 
My own tune 'Concrete Angel'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Porter Robinson
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Teleporting would save me a lot of time bored on planes, and allow me to see my loved ones more, so it'd have to be that.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
Obviously it has to be both. Otherwise you just end up being a glorified jukebox.
What does EDM mean to you: 
It's a shittier way of saying 'dance music'.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
If they can DJ, why not?
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
In Dehli a policeman dragged me off the decks and hurled my headphones at me because they were closing the party down.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
You don't need to beat match to be a DJ these days, although I do.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Los Angeles and Las Vegas, but I also see India as being a potentially huge market too.

Touring, says British house/trance producer Gareth Emery, "got the better" of him this year. "I only managed to make a few records," says 32-year-old Gareth.

"This year I ditched having a studio and transferred everything to a laptop. I've made over 10 new tracks this year, which I think are the best I've ever done." These tracks, says Gareth, will be part of his new, as-yet-unnamed album coming out next year.

"Lately I've been loving the new wave of electro house that has emerged after dubstep," says Gareth. "Lots of producers like Zedd and Knife Party have lifted some of the best sounds from the dubstep scene and implemented them into modern house and electro. For me that has been very exciting." Gareth says that "deep, druggy, brilliantly-produced" tunes such as X-Press 2's 'Muzikizum' are what made him want to become a DJ in the first place. "Before that it was all keyboards and guitars for me," says Gareth. "Now I put all those elements into my productions."

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