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

House and techno
Best known for: 
My versatility
Tune of the year: 
Tocadisco 'Morumbi (Original and Popof Remix)' (Superstar Recordings)
Producer of 2008: 
Popof - he really did a great job this year.
First record you ever brought: 
Mano Negra 'Putas Fever'
Weirdest thing you've seen all year: 
Being verbally and physically attacked by the audience at Creamfields Festival for not playing hits.
Top gadget of 2008: 
iPhone 3G
Your year in five words...: 
Planes, airports, Ibiza, studio, Nathizinha.
Most important thing you've learnt recently: 
Take your time.

With remixes for everyone from Slam to Booka Shade to his credit, German DJ/producer Roman Boer, aka Tocadisco, obviously felt that the time was right to focus on his own productions again. At the start of 2008, he released his long-awaited debut album, 'Solo', on Superstar Recordings, which won acclaim across the board. However, Boer didn't intend to lose sight of the dancefloor: he originally made his name as a house DJ during the '90s and this year saw him release the 'Black Series' records, raw underground house tracks that re-connected to his roots. Boer was also in action every weekend, playing clubs and festivals across Europe. He's been a regular guest at David Guetta's Fuck Me I'm Famous parties and at Sven Vath's Cocoon club. "It's been a great year and the summer season was the craziest ever," he remarks. He also feels that technology is driving changes in his music production - but that his low attention span also plays a factor. "I'm still learn something new in the studio every day, but I'm always changing because I get bored very easily," he says. True to form, Tocadisco is assuming a different role over the coming months: he has remixed the new Moby single, has a version of 'Sunglasses at Night' on the re-issue of Tiga's take on the '80s classic and is doing a version of Bob Sinclar's 'Ich Rocke'. "After that I will take a nice, relaxing holiday and then I will start work on my next album," he says.