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Position: 
98

Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:28

Style: 
Trance
Best known for: 
The track that started it all: 'Synaesthesia'
Tune of the year: 
Rafaël Frost 'Flashback'.
Gig of 2010: 
Boracay Beach festival, Philippines
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Arty
Best new club visited this year: 
Zirca, Singapore. As much for the crowd as the club itself
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
LCD Soundsystem's 'This Is Happening' has clocked up the most plays on my iPod. Killer album
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Something decent to read, some heavyweight sleeping pills to re-align the body clock, and some American dollars, should I need to buy my way out of a tricky situation in some dodgy part of the world
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
He's getting on a bit now, but Rhys Ifans cracks me up
Best thing about being a DJ: 
As well as being centre of attention for a few hours every weekend, you get invited to all the best after parties
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
This year it's been my 'Live Xtreme Mix' of 'Synaesthesia'

"His production is as solid as a rock, and his melodies are breathtaking. The man should get a medal for all the crowds that have gone crazy on the floor listening to his music." Not our words, but those of one Armin van Buuren, talking about trance wizard Steve Helstrip. Under the name The Thrillseekers, he's not only penned scores of world-beating anthems like 'Savanna', 'City of Angels', 'Open Our Eyes', 'By Your Side', 'The Last Time' and 'Synaesthesia', but is now also set about conquering the world of live performance. Having previously gone out on the road alone, taking his show to Moscow, San Francisco and, er, Elephant and Castle - well, it was The Gallery's 15th birthday party at the Ministry of Sound - earlier this year, Helstrip has a new vision for next year. He's assembled a five-piece band for the new Thrillseekers live show set to launch in 2011, alongside the arrival of a new album, due out in February. "We're proposing the evolution of this project by expanding the performance aspect of the show," he says, "growing from a solo instrumental show to a full five-piece showcase, designed to meet the requirements of large scale events."

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