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

Best known for: 
Being the 'king of Space'.
Tune of the year: 
Horatio 'Sing With The Swing (M.in & Bastian Schuster Mix)' (VIVa MUSiC)
Gig of 2009: 
Sunwaves Festival in Romania.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
The track that changed your life: 
Lil Louis 'French Kiss'
What makes a good DJ great: 
Track selection and programming, with programming the single most important part.
Most underrated DJ: 
Biggest challenge this year: 
Trying to take some time off. I haven't been very successful.
Top tech toy: 
My iPhone.

"I think the recession is a positive thing in some respects because it drives more creativity," says Steve Lawler, giving a positive view amid the gloom. "This recession and the one before was the same. It doesn't affect the clubs that much, people still go out and go crazy. "If I had to judge if there was a recession from being in the clubs, I wouldn't have said there was one! It shows that music is more than just a pleasure - it's a necessity." If there's one thing that seems evident from this year's Top 100 DJs, it's that the air miles are still racking up. Lawler has been to Qatar and Transylvania this year - "Club Midi is one of my favourite clubs in the world!' - and reckons that Romania's Black Sea coast is the nearest contender to Ibiza. Meanwhile, a VIVa Music (Lawler's digital label) tour of the USA beckons, a punishing 18 gigs in three weeks through November followed by some hard-earned R&R and then Steve's venturing back into the studio. "I have said this every year and it never happens, but now I do really feel more mentally prepared and focused to start my album," he says. About time, say we.