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Questions Top100 DJs 2009 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:27

Melodic electronica
Best known for: 
'9pm (Till I Come)'
Tune of the year: 
Estiva 'I Feel Fine (Piano Mix)' (Enhanced Recordings)
Gig of 2009: 
An intimate thing with only 600 people at Heat Ultra Lounge, Anaheim, California. It had the best atmosphere all year.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
The track that changed your life: 
Thomas Newman 'Any Other Name'
What makes a good DJ great: 
He has to play for the crowd, not just for his own satisfaction!
Most underrated DJ: 
I really don't know.
Biggest challenge this year: 
Playing my new material on tour in the US.
Top tech toy: 
It´s still my iPhone. What would I do without it?

Although in this country he is unquestionably known as the man behind 1999's fifth biggest-selling single - and arguably the UK's first trance No.1 - '9pm (Till I Come)', ATB, aka André Tanneberger, has released a total of nine studio albums. In fact, the most recent, 'Future Memories', is what has taken up the bulk of his time this year, seeing the trance stalwart working outside his comfort zone and experimenting with down-tempo electronica, ethereal breaks and even a cover of Everything But The Girl's 'Missing'. "The main challenge was to offer people the sounds they know from me, but with a new angle," Tanneberger explains. "There are a few 170bpm tracks which are not what people expected, but they have accepted it well." Currently doing what he loves best, ATB has embarked on an epic excursion around the US on a tour bus, playing his new material each evening, but plans are already afoot for the next project, which promises to give fans the arms-aloft trance they know and love him for. "I'm planning a mix album which will be released very soon, and I think Ministry of Sound are going to put out a single from my album."