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Questions Top100 DJs 2009 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:28

Style: 
Trance
Best known for: 
Scorching trance productions and remixes.
Tune of the year: 
Our remix of Paul van Dyk's 'Nothing But You'.
Gig of 2009: 
Our Australian tour in the spring. Everything came together, and it isn't every day you get to play on the same bill as Grandmaster Flash.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Anton Sonin. Keep your eye on him.
The track that changed your life: 
Music changes our lives all the time.
What makes a good DJ great: 
Playing live and reacting to and reading the crowd. Not just playing with Ableton Live.
Most underrated DJ: 
Clive Rudloe! I think it's about time we saw him onstage doing that set!
Biggest challenge this year: 
Finishing the album. We're getting there.
Top tech toy: 
The iPhone - the phone itself has always been good but all the apps just make our lives easier.

For ace Finnish trance duo Super8 & Tab (Miika Eloranta and Janne Mansnerus), 2009 has been further evidence that allowing things to grow gradually is always the best way. "It seems like we've done something right," admits Tab. "It feels good the direction we are going in. And this year we have cracked the Top 100." Which all bodes well for next year and the release of Super8 & Tab's debut album. Although the pair have taken their time and not allowed themselves to be pressured into finishing the album, it's still been a struggle. A rewarding one though. "Absolutely," Janne explains. "The music itself is not new but the idea of the project is. It's really hard work, but it makes it all the sweeter in the end." Pleasingly, for two DJs on the verge of superstardom, the pair have retained a joy for what they do. Travelling to different countries still inspires and their DJ work is still crucial. "Meeting new people and getting new ideas feeds into the music, and then playing the music out, getting an idea of how its working, is key."

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