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Questions Top100 DJs 2007 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Techno and electro
Best known for: 
Getting up the nose of techno purists.
Tune of the year: 
Grinderman 'Sonny's Burning'
Producer of 2007: 
Terence Fixmer
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2007: 
DJ 3000
Your musical inspiration: 
The Damned's first album 'Machine Gun Etiquette' is one I keep coming back to. I like its attitude and free reign…
Best festival on the planet: 
The Dour festival in Belgium.
Best bit of kit: 
Pioneer CDJ-1000
What tune makes you cry: 
Trance music in general.
Naughtiest thing you've done this year: 
Not answering DJmag's e-mails.

Dave Clarke is the UK's original techno rebel, once famously declaring, "I may be established but I'll never be establishment."
His inimitable brand of techno has filled the big tops of festival tents around the world this year, including Glastonbury, Planet Love in Dublin, Wire in Japan and Lowlands in Holland.
He was given his own tent at Belgium's Dour festival, playing alongside Adult, Black Strobe and ZZZ, while a new weekly 'White Noise' radio show on Studio Brussels has kept fans fixed up with a weekly dose of techno.

To prove his outsider-on-the-inside credentials, 2007 even saw the release of a retrospective of work, covering Clarke's remixes and rarities from 1992 – 2005.
Covering a prolific time when he was unable to produce independently due to legal wrangles with his record label, the album features remixes of early electronic pioneers like Depeche Mode, Gary Numan and New Order, through to work for the then fledgling Chemical Brothers and Zombie Nation.
It's testament to a man who's brought the golden techno touch to some of the biggest artists of the last three decades without once compromising his ideals along the way.