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Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:20

Uplifting electronic music
Best known for: 
Productions like 'Cream', 'Nightfly' and 'Perfect Silence'.
Tune of the year: 
M.I.K.E 'Changes are Good'
Producer of 2007: 
Simon Oliver
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
James Williams (USA)
Your musical inspiration: 
<B>Piet Blank:</B> Front 242 <B>Jaspa Jones:</B> Ultravox
Best festival on the planet: 
Ultra Festival, Miami
Best bit of kit: 
Traktor because you can do remixes on-the-fly.
What tune makes you cry: 
<B>Blank:</B> 'Love Kills' by Freddie Mercury. <B>Jones:</B> Barber's 'Adagio for Strings', the original version.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
That's still to come... normally around Christmas time for us.

It's been another suitably trailblazing travelogue for regular poll patrons Blank & Jones.
"We've been to North America three times so far this year, with a full support tour, which has been amazing!" says Piet.
Recalling more standout gigs, Jaspa adds: "I think Sensation White would have to win the cup there. That was truly very special for us. We also played the Baltic States and Finland for the first time... very cool indeed and full of the craziest party people!"

On the production front, the pair have found time to again indulge their second greatest musical passion - chillout.
"Our new 'Relax' album, which we released this year, started out as alternative studio mixes of our dance releases. Various vocalists got involved and it led on to the album," reveals Jaspa.
"We love it because it allows a whole other audience to find us… Elton John, for one," mentions Piet. "Yeah, that was a funny one! When we worked with The Pet Shop Boys for the first 'Relax' CD… they received a few copies and passed one on to Elton at his annual event. According to Neil & Chris he loved it and we're hoping we can get him involved in the project one day!"
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