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

Trance and progressive.
Best known for: 
Euphonic Sessions radio show.
Tune of the year: 
Dennis Sheperd 'Black Sun (Ronski Speed Remix)' (Euphonic Records)
Gig of 2009: 
Nature One festival in Germany.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Cressida & Mat Zo.
The track that changed your life: 
BT's 'Flaming June' in the BT & Paul van Dyk version.
What makes a good DJ great: 
To know which tracks to play and at which time, mixing up styles and genres, staying down to earth and keeping the connection to the crowd.
Most underrated DJ: 
Stoneface & Terminal are underrated although they've made quality trance for years now and their DJ gigs are incredible.
Biggest challenge this year: 
To escape from this stupid Twitter thing.
Top tech toy: 
I've been loving the Access Virus Hardware Synthesizer again. I haven't used so much hardware in years.

If passport stamps are anything to go by, Ronski Speed is up there with the best. "I've been to America, Russia, the Czech Republic, the UK, Holland, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, The Middle East, Moldova and also India for the first time," he says, reeling off a list that would require an entire new rainforest to offset it. "I even went to Macao, in China, for the Venetian Electronic Dance Music Festival. That was interesting," he adds, with the air of someone who probably has a high interest threshold there days. No surprise then that 2009 has been "a very successful year." With his album 'Pure Devotion' released at the end of 2008, its singles have been making waves up throughout the year, with 'Overfloat' leading the way before both 'Are You?' and 'The Deep Devine', two vocals tracks supported by the likes of Above & Beyond, hit the top of the Beatport trance chart. Remixes for Oceanlab, Dennis Sheperd, Super8 & Tab, Lange, Sebastian Sand and Matt Cerf gave further impetus, and the recent release of compilation 'Positive Ways 5' has given fans another 11 previously unreleased tracks and remixes to see them through the dark winter months.