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

Best known for: 
Winding up Deadmau5. A lot.
Tune of the year: 
Dustin Zahn 'Stranger (To Stability) (Len Faki Podium Mix)' (REK'D)
Gig of 2009: 
02 Arena in Prague - A magical gig playing to 15,000 people.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Thomas Sagstad, a new Norwegian producer who's based in Sweden.
The track that changed your life: 
James Holden's 'A Break In The Clouds'. It's such an influential record.
What makes a good DJ great: 
Anyone can do an amazing Beatport 20 set, but very few people can do a proper warm-up set these days.
Most underrated DJ: 
Max Kristensson from Sweden. His mixing is astonishing. I believe he's moved to London now - I hope that's his breakthrough.
Biggest challenge this year: 
Not killing any of the staff at Heathrow in London.
Top tech toy: 
My ears and the SSL G Series Bus Compressor

In 2009, Marcus Schossow managed to successfully navigate his public persona away from 'that chap who ruffled the feathers of Deadmau5' (in 2007 Schossow, along with some other wags, came up with the Deadrat6 guise as an explicit, albeit light-hearted response to what they perceived as the unjustified rise of Deadmau5) into a more sober 'that amazingly versatile DJ and producer from Sweden'. It's a state of affairs that pleases the affable Schossow. "The release of my album ['Outside The Box'] a few weeks ago has helped," he admits from his studio in Helsingborg. "It's meant I've had a phenomenal year." The excitable Schossow also points to the number of remixes (including one for Snow Patrol) he's produced this year as proof that 2009 has been a year to savour, but it's his gigs in Eastern Europe that really get him talking. "It's absolutely blowing up over there at the moment. Poland, Ukraine and Russia are just amazing places to go to right now. The kids are being exposed to dance music like never before and the crowds are wild - much crazier than the UK." As for 2010, one can only imagine trips back to Eastern Europe will figure high on Schossow's itinerary - as well as a desire to push "a house sound' in the studio.