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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:25

Style: 
Progressive trance
Best known for: 
DJ Feel feat Aelyn 'Your Love'
Tune of the year: 
Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes 'Here We Go (Original Mix)'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Eximinds
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Flying, so I can visit other worlds and planets, and meet creatures from outer space.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
Both, so everyone's happy.
What does EDM mean to you: 
EDM is my life, except for my wife and son, of course.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
It is better for the DJs to be the celebrities.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
My computer crashed twice in 10 minutes once during a set, and I was politely asked to go off stage.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
The most important is to be a DJ inside.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Moscow, though it might take some time.

Russia's DJ Feel, aka Philip Belikov, has been a regular in the Top 100 for the past few years, with his success tied in with burgeoning Russian and Eastern European scenes. "Russian artists are growing," he says, pointing to Arty's recent collaboration with Paul van Dyk 'The Ocean' as evidence. "In 2012, I had around 80 gigs and had a very busy time in the studio preparing my new artist album, tracks and remixes for Armada and other labels.

"He says the album will see the light of day soon, and it'll include his single from this year '24.01.11', his tribute to those who lost their lives in the terrorist attack in Moscow's Domodedovo airport. Otherwise, he's been pushing forward with his Trancemission radio show and festival.

"It's one of the most important things in my life," he says of the brand that he fired up back in 2000. "We now have the most popular trance radio show in Russia, its biggest trance music festival, as well as our own label," he says. He's brought artists to Russia like Armin van Buuren and Above & Beyond, as well as showcasing local talent like Alexander Popov, Eximinds and beyond. "I'm happy to be a part of Trancemission."

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