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Position: 
83

Questions Top100 DJs 2009 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:26

Style: 
Sexy 'techno' house.
Best known for: 
Being that bloke on the radio on Friday nights who picks the right tunes!
Tune of the year: 
Joris Voorn 'Sweep The Floor' (Rejected)
Gig of 2009: 
Luciano, Deadmau5 and me at Wonderland Ibiza on 31st July, at the Radio 1 Weekend.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Reboot
The track that changed your life: 
"Donna Summer 'I Feel Love'."
What makes a good DJ great: 
"Great taste, some soul, some funk and an ability to really feel the crowd."
Most underrated DJ: 
"Bushwacka! was on fire this year and former NBA pro Rony Seikaly."
Biggest challenge this year: 
"Scoring a movie for Sir Michael Caine!"
Top tech toy: 
"Traktor Pro."

Ever upbeat, philosophical and brimming with positive thinking, our Pete is chuffed to be in the Top 100 once again, although keen to point out "it's all good fun as long as you don't take it too seriously, there are many amazing DJs not in it." After his busy summer season, the essential one is energised and full of ideas and ambitions. On his club night Wonderland's closing party, Pete reflects, "it was a fitting celebration of our second year. Packed, with amazing energy and so many happy faces." His Radio 1 show may have shifted its time slot, but Pete's attitude to the scene hasn't changed one little bit. "I am so excited I can't tell you, it just feels so right for where the scene and my head's at right now. 9pm is really about the dancefloor. It feels much better at night! I'm going to make it count." With his home studio now a fully functioning one, Pete plans to spend as much time making music as is humanly possible. "Working on the score to the new Michael Caine movie 'Harry Brown' has been a milestone. I really want to do more film scores."

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