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Questions Top100 DJs 2008 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:24

Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
'Be' still did very well for me this year, but one of the biggest new ones was probably Kid Cudi's 'Day 'N' Nite (Crookers Remix)' on Fools Gold.
Producer of 2008: 
Diplo, as he always seems to surprise me.
First record you ever brought: 
Johnny L's 'Hurt You So'.
Weirdest thing you've seen all year: 
One thing that seemed to return often was that Eric Prydz and Dirty South always seemed to play either one day before or after me wherever I went!
Top gadget of 2008: 
My little in-ear mini mixer called the Mixback that I'm currently developing for the in-ear system I'm DJing with.
Your year in five words...: 
What a rush it was!
Most important thing you've learnt recently: 
Live for and enjoy the moment, as I tend to live too much for the future.

"I've seen my international DJ career take off this year and it was a dream come true!" gushes Philippines-born, Dutch-bred housecat Luke van Scheppingen. He's sitting on top of the world - and with good reason. Previously known primarily as the producer behind such stormers as last year's Steve Angello collaboration 'Be', he's recently begun to incorporate elements of ghetto house and B-More into his DJ sets, rocking venues all over the globe. "This year's been about introducing the DJ side of Laidback Luke to the world. It was amazing to finally showcase my DJ abilities past the Dutch boundaries!" Inspired by the likes of Diplo and Crookers, the former graffiti artist has found a new way to combine his beloved hip-hop and house in a fresh way. "I'm getting more into the Baltimore and fidget kind of things. Getting back to blending my hip-hop and Daft Punk roots into the big room sound!" The next step is incorporating those aspects into his productions. "I've got loads of stuff coming," enthuses Luke. "There's a collaboration with Roman Salzger called 'Generation Noise' and the track I did with A-Trak, 'Shake It Down', is bubbling really well at the moment."