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Position: 
18

Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Style: 
Trance/psychedelic
Best known for: 
Pioneering the crossover between psy and club trance.
Tune of the year: 
Muse 'Cydonia (John 00 Fleming & Wizzy Noize Remix)'
Producer of 2007: 
Infected Mushroom
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Delirious
Your musical inspiration: 
Coldplay, Linkin Park, Deep Dish, Sub6 and Hallucinogen.
Best festival on the planet: 
SW4 in London.
Best bit of kit: 
Nordlead Modular G2 because of its editing capabilities.
What tune makes you cry: 
Coldplay 'What If'
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
I castrated my pet, Jimmy the Cat.

It's been another lunge forward for Israeli psy-trance dynamo Astrix as he finally penetrates the Top 20 with another year punctuated by constant global touring and sets in Los Angeles, Seoul, Tokyo and Brazil.
"The gig in Seoul was one of the most unique," explains Astrix, who also played alongside former poll winner Paul van Dyk at this year's SW4 after-party. "It was an exclusive event sponsored by BMW and held in probably the most extravagant hotel lobby I've ever seen."

"Psy-trance is crossing over," believes Astrix. "It has been an underground genre for too long. Psy-trance needed to get the support it deserved from the media and now it has we're seeing psy-trance ambassadors in the Top 100, at the biggest festivals and in the positions they need to be."

Always open to blending the bubbling bass energy of psy-trance with clubbier, conventional trance soundscapes, Astrix's '07 productions have again endeared him to a vast spectrum of fans.
Lush breakbeat lead epic 'Touched' touched on more chilled psychedelic waters with its cinematic progression and measured tempos contrasting the pulsing charge of the deliciously twisted ethereal number 'Future Music'. And with his long awaited third album 'Red Means Distortion' finally being tweaked to release-ready perfection the future is burning bright indeed.
"The main thing I am trying to do in my current productions is to mix styles together," explains Astrix. "It's all about fusing the original psy-trance formula with mainstream elements from club, chillout, rock and even ethnic music."

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