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"House and techno."
Best known for:
Making his Bedrock and raving in it
Tune of the year:
Gig of 2010:
The Vagabond, WMC, Miami
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Maetrik & Sistema have been doing it for Diggers all year
Best new club visited this year:
BO18 in Beirut - a 500-capacity, pitch-black room with a roof that opens up for an outdoor party!
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Laptop, clean underpants, toothbrush
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Paul Scholes (he's not an actor yet, but look at Vinnie Jones now!)
Best thing about being a DJ:
Playing amazing parties all over the world, week-in, week-out, to fantastic crowds looking to hear new music
Best end-of-the-night tune:
Chemical Brothers 'Swoon (Boys Noize Remix)' has been massive for me
No stranger to the higher echelons of this poll, John Digweed still remains the undisputed don of futuristic dance music. With his Bedrock imprint near-on 12-years-old and his weekly radio show on Kiss FM in its 10th year, Digweed's name is sincerely etched into dance music's all-time wall of fame. And it is unlikely to stop here. 2010 has witnessed Digweed release compilation after compilation (including August's 'Structures' and 'Bedrock 12', due to land this month) and the further development of his label, adding new producers to the mix and releasing records that stretch the breadth of the house umbrella even wider. "It has been good to introduce new sounds onto the label and go further down different routes," he says. "The label has proved to be a decent springboard for lesser-known artists that we feel deserve some exposure. It's about forward-thinking music." New additions to the Bedrock family include Maetrik, Sistema and Vincenzo. "I've been playing a lot of those tracks in my sets and have been impressed with these guys," Diggers explains. "They bring a sound to the label that I'm very much influenced by." Other highlights include praise for Bedrock from Sven Väth, getting soaked at Global Gathering in Belarus and programming a whole arena at SW4, just reward for year-on-year at the festival.