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

Electronic dance music
Best known for: 
Producing and DJing everything from house to techno.
Tune of the year: 
Lucio Aquilina 'Disco Bus (M. Dill Remix)' (Trapez Ltd)
Producer of 2008: 
First record you ever brought: 
Michael Jackson 'Thriller'
Weirdest thing you've seen all year: 
The main stage collapsing on me whilst I was playing Creamfields in Czech Republic.
Top gadget of 2008: 
My earplugs.
Your year in five words...: 
Busy, busy, busy, busy, busy.
Most important thing you've learnt recently: 
Don't play outdoors when there is a tornado.

Sébastien Léger brought the house down at this year's Creamfields in the Czech Republic. Although not in the way the French DJ intended. "The gig was going really well but the weather was terrible," he recalls. "Suddenly the wind ripped the roof off and then the speakers collapsed almost on top of me. It was a nightmare!" Luckily, not all Léger's foreign escapades this year have been such close calls. He re-entered America after five years of being refused entry due to visa issues to be greeted by crowds of eager fans. Following his 'Planets' album, Léger is now a much bigger name than he was half a decade ago and although he can't determine the whims of the weather or US customs, he now has complete control over his music, deciding to release solely through his own Mistakes Music label in future. "With digital stores, labels keep on re-releasing old stuff with different remixes so tunes that I did five years ago look new but aren't," he explains. "At least with vinyl when something was sold out it was gone, and I don't want to be reminded what I did in the past because I want to move forward." So rather than flog a dead horse, Léger would rather ride into new territories away from the electro-house scene with which he's associated. "Electro-house has almost become an insult for me because there's so many cheesy records," he says. "I want to make it impossible to predict what I'm going to do next."