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Questions Top100 DJs 2009 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:26

Driving trance with a tech and psy side edge.
Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
Paul Webster 'The Wolf'
Gig of 2009: 
Magic, Buenos Aries, Argentina
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
Dave Parkinson, Nick Sentience and Paul Webster.
The track that changed your life: 
Plastic Boy 'Twixt' (Bonzai)
What makes a good DJ great: 
The ability to read a crowd - it's that simple!
Most underrated DJ: 
Greg Downey
Biggest challenge this year: 
Becoming a father for the first time.
Top tech toy: 
Still the iPhone 3GS.

In his own words, 2009 has been "a big one" for Simon Patterson. "I've had 'Thump' out recently and just prior to that was 'For The Most Part', which was my second collaboration with Sean Tyas," he says. "I've had eight consecutive No.1s on Beatport now and it's extremely gratifying to see what I do in the studio translate like that." Out on the gig front, it seems things have been even more hectic. "I did the first Trance Energy tour of Australia in the spring. That was a proper experience! The sheer amount of production that went into every event was amazing. "Korea was quite special too, though," he adds. "I played in the country for the first time - at Club Volume - and it was great to see how different cultures respond when I play." Into 2010 and Simon isn't letting up with plenty of plans brewing for the year ahead. "I've just mixed one of the discs on the Trance Awards album and I'm doing The Essential Mix in November - I'm looking forward to that immensely. I've also got seven tracks ready to go, including two big vocal tunes, so there's loads of stuff waiting in the wings to happen."