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Leon Bolier
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Questions Top100 DJs 2008 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:25

Trance, in the broadest sense of the word.
Best known for: 
The tracks 'Ocean Drive Boulevard' and 'Poseidon'.
Tune of the year: 
Orkidea 'Metaverse (Gareth Emery Remix)' (AVA)
Producer of 2008: 
Sied van Riel
First record you ever brought: 
Dawnseekers 'Gothic Dream' (ITWT)
Weirdest thing you've seen all year: 
I've seen many odd things this year! One of them being a drunk, pregnant woman hitting a bouncer, while shouting,
Top gadget of 2008: 
Native Instruments have a new gadget, which you use for loading VST instruments, while saving on CPU usage. Can't wait for that!
Your year in five words...: 
New good material piling up!
Most important thing you've learnt recently: 
After travelling the world so much, that it's my family and close friends that are most precious to me.

Leon Bolier's been having a good week… When DJmag tracks him down, he's recovering from the "side effects" of the previous night's launch party for his debut album, 'Pictures'. "Best night I've had this year. Now I'm waking up to DJmag telling me that I'm in the Top100 for the first time - just incredible!" Bolier - "My ancestors came from France, hence my French sounding name!" - is the epithet of Holland's trance nu-skool. A man on a mission, his rapid production approach has generated a whopping 32 tracks in the last 36 months. In 2008, his bookings have been rapidly catching up. "I've played Ireland, Australia, Scotland, England, Lebanon, Russia, Poland, Greece, Singapore, Mexico and Venezuela, amongst a pile of others. I don't feel like I've stopped for 12 months straight!" he tells us. Nor does it look like he's going to anytime soon. "Right now I'm kicking off on my album world tour and I've got to finish off a few remix assignments. After that it'll be more gigs and I'll keep on producing the music I love, I expect!"