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Position: 
76

Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:26

Style: 
Good quality music.
Best known for: 
'The Last Resort' and remixes.
Tune of the year: 
Bat For Lashes 'What's A Girl To Do'.
Producer of 2007: 
Thorsten 'Buda' Jakobsen. The man behind a new Danish electronic act called Lulu Rouge.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
I'm hopelessly not up-to-date regarding DJs.
Your musical inspiration: 
Mazzy Star, Suicide, The Raveonettes, Sigur Ros, Erik Satie, Rhythm and Sound, The Cure, plus many more.
Best festival on the planet: 
I'm not that much into festivals, but I had really good gigs at Roskilde in Denmark and Melt in Germany.
Best bit of kit: 
My laptop.
What tune makes you cry: 
Mazzy Star 'Into Dust'
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
Wouldn't you like to know!

Despite insisting in recent times that he's not a DJ but a producer, it seems you still can't get enough of Danish born electronica wizard Trentemøller. Considering that some time has passed since the last time he took to the decks and is openly derisory of DJ culture, he's made a pretty impressive showing in our chart.
That's almost certainly down to the strength of his debut album 'The Last Resort', which dropped last October, and despite relatively little mainstream press coverage, has been a word of mouth success that has gone on to rack up sales well into the six-figure bracket. That can only be expected to rise with the launch in America this month of a live tour in support of the LP set to reach various disparate corners of the globe.

Judging by the rapturous response he elicited when he headlined Glastonbury's dance tent back in June, he'll be playing to full and very noisy houses when the tour reaches the UK next month.

Given his first break by veteran techno warrior Steve Bug, who released the producer's first offering on his Audiomatique label, the Dane was also recently handpicked to remix Moby's techno classic 'Go' and had his Essential Selection mix for Pete Tong's Radio 1 show voted the top session of 2006.
The Trentemøller steamroller, it seems, is truly unstoppable.

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