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

Style: 
Trance
Best known for: 
'Synaesthesia'
Tune of the year: 
Super8 & Tab 'Suru (Martin Roth Electrance Remix)'
Producer of 2007: 
Breakfast
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Santiago Nino
Your musical inspiration: 
Significant life events. I love going to the Lake District and being close to nature.
Best festival on the planet: 
Global Gathering
Best bit of kit: 
It's gotta be my laptop because I couldn't function without it. It's my mobile studio, my office, I use Skype for phone calls…
What tune makes you cry: 
The Verve 'The Drugs Don't Work' and Barber's 'Adagio for Strings'.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
After a gig, I brought a few clubbers back to a hotel bar but there was no barman, so I nipped over the bar and started pouring vodkas for everyone. Later, the night manager came in, clocked what had happened and called the police.

Steve Helstrip has come a long way since he started producing trance 10 years ago, while working as a computer programmer in Chipping Norton. His track 'Synaesthesia' catapulted him to international fame and kick-started a career DJing at huge parties around the world.

More recently he has had huge success with his eclectic pair of 'Night Music' mix compilations, and the global tours he puts on to promote them. The second of these albums was released in June to great acclaim, and Helstrip is still in the thick of travelling and putting on parties to promote it.

In between DJing, Steve's also found time to work on promoting new talent via his label, Adjusted Music. He's also released new single 'Waiting Here For You', featuring New Jersey singer Aruna, an epic track that has been championed by DJs including Paul van Dyk, Tiësto and Pete Tong.

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