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Position: 
90

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

Style: 
Trance and club
Best known for: 
'Voyage', 'Devotion', 'Skywalker' & 'Going Up'
Tune of the year: 
Jaytech 'Nemesis' (Anjunabeats)
Gig of 2009: 
Ministry of Sound with Kyau & Albert and Super 8 & Tab was a great show.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Solar System
The track that changed your life: 
Depeche Mode 'Policy Of Truth'. All of that synth pop sounds had a profound effect on me.
What makes a good DJ great: 
You need to understand the audience and be able to connect to them through the music.
Biggest challenge this year: 
Staying fresh and doing better than I did last year.
Top tech toy: 
Akai MPD32 Midi player. It has great features and really helps in the studio.

It would seem that every time DJmag speaks with Israel's trance icon Yahel, he's either just made a new album or he's in the process of finishing one off. And when he isn't zipping across the world with his ethnic-kissed slabs of trance wonderment igniting dancefloors, he's either in the studio crafting yet another album or he's out walking man's best friend, his dog Loco. "We have a blast," he tells DJmag. "I also like to visit my family and play with my nieces and nephews." Yahel keeps life nice and spicy with a steady momentum of music production versus worldwide DJing. "Earlier in the year I was able to complete a few tracks. We recently released one of them as a free download on my Myspace page," says Yahel. "And I travelled a lot, and visited some new places like Korea and Panama, and, of course, the US and UK." When he plays out, every second counts for the trance instigator. "I concentrate on making each beat meaningful. I only have a limited time on stage and every beat is one less that I have to reach the audience," he says. As for his new epic album release 'Corrosion', it will be banging at your harddrive as of early 2010.

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