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

Style: 
Bouncy acid house
Best known for: 
Good attitude, bad shirts
Tune of the year: 
Afrojack 'Pacha On Acid'
Gig of 2010: 
Open-air festival, Gdansk, Poland
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Tom Starr
Best new club visited this year: 
Cubano. Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Ashley Beedle 'Mavis'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Birkenstocks, phone charger, redoxin
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Bruce Willis
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Living a life set to music...
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Stealers Wheel 'Stuck In The Middle With You'

Original acid house showman Norman Cook remains one of the biggest draws in dance music, as his continual appearance in the Top 100 is testament to. With no 'Vote for me!' campaign whatsoever, Norm remains a favourite entertainer of many and it's been quite a transition year for him in 2010. Since giving up alcohol, he's been DJing sober for the first time in 20 years and has been relishing the switch back to playing some sweaty club gigs alongside his festival headlining appearances. Fatboy played in places as far-flung as Poland, South Africa, Taiwan and Korea, as well as headlining UK fests such as Rockness, SW4 and Snowbombing. As well as all the gigs, Norm still managed to find time to release an album with Talking Heads main man David Byrne called 'Here Lies Love'; collaborate with ghetto bass young gun Hervé on a number of productions; released his own iPhone app; and headline the Big Beat Reunion in Brighton alongside old mockers like Jon Carter, Midfield General and Cut La Roc - all in the name of charidee. Perhaps most incredibly of all, he also managed to complete the inaugural Brighton Marathon in a very respectable time of four hours and 53 minutes. How many other Top 100 DJs could top that?

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