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

House and techno.
Best known for: 
Being ignored by DJmag.
Tune of the year: 
Cirez D 'On/Off' (Mouseville)
Gig of 2009: 
Pukkelpop festival in Belgium.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2009: 
The track that changed your life: 
'Nobody likes the records that I play' - my first hit single. I still like it.
What makes a good DJ great: 
Knowing when to play the right track at the right time.
Most underrated DJ: 
I can't think of anyone I know.
Biggest challenge this year: 
Getting married, writing my second album, 250 international flights, producing more than 20 remixes, moving studio and home, and finding time for a private life!
Top tech toy: 
The new Pioneer CDJ-2000 will revolutionise the clubbing world all over again.

Last year German bassline expert Roman Boer released and album and was awarded a place in the Top 100. This year he's managed another album and another placing. Based around the idea of a radio station, the lightly conceptual 'Toca 128.0FM' has been the pivot around the big room electro-house DJ's 2009. "I think it's very boring just to line up some tracks and call it an album," he says "There has to be some kind of idea behind it, otherwise you might as well just release singles." As well as his own tunes, Roman has managed to find the time to remix artists as diverse as Mando Diao, Bob Sinclar and Yuksek, as well as reworking tracks on his new imprint TOCA45. Outside of the studio he's had outstanding gigs at Green Valley, in Brazil, and Peru's Real Felipe. But it hasn't all gone to plan. A booking to play a massive festival in Kuala Lumpur coincided with a new law that week banning smoking and drinking alcohol at parties. "I played to 100 people," he shrugs. "The poor promoters were devastated!" On a more positive note, he made an honest woman of Mrs Tocadisco earlier this year and has plans for yet another longplayer next year.