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Questions Top100 DJs 2009 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:25

Best known for: 
'Gymtonic', Yellow Productions, 'Africanism…'
Tune of the year: 
My 'Peace Song' on Yellow.
Gig of 2009: 
The Defected party at Pacha Ibiza, on 24th July. The connection was unbelievable.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Axwell; he just keeps growing and growing. An amazing DJ and a really nice guy.
The track that changed your life: 
Apart from my 'Love Generation', it would have to be 'Rockit' by Herbie Hancock. That sound made me discover hip-hop and it all went from there.
What makes a good DJ great: 
They have to be an entertainer, play for the crowd and take the crowd into the music.
Most underrated DJ: 
I'm going to say Axwell again. I think he needs just one mainstream hit to really make it.
Biggest challenge this year: 
Updating my formula - finding a new conviction, a new style and new messages.
Top tech toy: 
I'm not into technology, it's too cold. I'm into something more spiritual, something more real.

Although he doesn't use the word himself, French house superstar Bob Sinclar (or Christophe Le Friant as his folks decreed it) is a bit of a hippy. Speaking from Jamaica, where he's recording a new album with reggae production legends Sly and Robbie, his conversation is littered with multiple references to spirituality, while his general outlook on life is best summed up as an interpretation on peace, love and unity. "Every day is a highlight for me," he explains, exuding hippyness by the basket full. "I started doing this in 1993 and never felt it would come to this, where my music is available all over the world." The man who first rose to notoriety in the late-'90s with his 'Gymtonic' filtered disco 'French touch' monster, along with one Thomas Bangalter, has developed and diversified throughout this decade, putting paid to the one-time accusations of him being a bandwagon jumper. Hence 'Made In Jamaica', his forthcoming album with Sly and Robbie, where 12 of his songs - including two new ones - will be reinterpreted in an inimitable Jamaican style. Is the loveable Sinclar excited? You bet he is. "I love this country," he screams. "It gives me spirituality."