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

Quality house, techno and tribal of all forms.
Best known for: 
My passion and love for the music. And marathon sets.
Tune of the year: 
Ben Westbeech 'So Good Today' - it's become a motto for me.
Producer of 2007: 
It's too hard to say.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
Again, there's way too many to mention.
Your musical inspiration: 
Larry Levan - not so much technically but because he made music make sense to people.
Best festival on the planet: 
Exit in Serbia.
Best bit of kit: 
My home music set up… I'm lost in it 24/7.
What tune makes you cry: 
The last song that brought tears to my eyes was Robert Owens' 'Visions'.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
Being late for every appointment with friends and family because I want to listen to just one more tune at home.

Naughtiest thing you've done this year?

It might be over 23 years since the wide-eyed New Yorker ventured to Miami to launch his now legendary DJ career but Danny Tenaglia is still overflowing with the same burning enthusiasm.
"I'm sorry I missed your first call," apologies Danny. "I was cranking up Stevie Wonder on my system. I had Led Zepplin on earlier. I still feel like that 16-year-old New York kid lost on the dancefloor," lends the master of the DJ marathon. "I feel blessed that I've been given this path to spread the message of music."

This year Miami's WMC heralded another epic odyssey whilst Ibiza rendered special sets at Space for Carl Cox's King of Clubs and his own Ace of Clubs one-off. Yet his highlight was playing alongside Richie Hawtin at Pacha in New York.
"Man, to play alongside Richie was like a dream," beams Danny. "Our styles are a lot more similar than some people might think. Like always I'm loving the techno, but I'm loving really good deep house, some minimal chunky funky stuff, the tribal beats - it's all good."

Hold tight for Danny's long overdue return to production. "The next thing I do will probably be on the techno side of things," he reveals.