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Tough yet percussive big room trance, and also house sets on occasion.
Best known for:
Being Radio 1's leader of the trance tribes
Tune of the year:
Mike Shiver 'Sique (Ronski Speed Remix)'
Gig of 2010:
Judgement Sundays or Eastern Europe Global Gathering
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Best new club visited this year:
Music Box in Los Angeles
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
Gorillaz 'Plastic Beach'
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Eye mask, so I can keep to UK time, a translator app for iPhone so I can assimilate myself to any culture, and a wallet full of frequent flyer cards
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Brian Blessed, so I could finally have the big, booming voice I've always dreamed of
Best thing about being a DJ:
It's an easy profession to spell
Best end-of-the-night tune:
Marcus Schossow 'Strings'
It's nice to be important, but it's important to be nice. That's the motto we're going to stamp on the Judge. It's a rule of thumb that's kept him on the scene for the past 25 years. "It will be my Silver Jubilee anniversary of DJing next year, so I'm going to purchase a big silver crown and wear it to all my gigs. Maybe!" he jokes. His crowd-pleasing sets, good humour and boyish charms are testament to the secret of his longevity. Of course, his Judgement Sundays in Ibiza and playing festivals and gigs across the world also help to notch up the love he receives from his fanbase. "I was told that I'm the only DJ to have played all 10 Global Gathering festivals, which was a great landmark," he suggests. So, tell us Jules, how is life panning out for you? "I've got no complaints. My Radio 1 show has growing listening figures, as does the syndicated worldwide radio show (Global Warm Up)," he says. "I've also been ramping up the studio work." It's something he feels he may have neglected for the past 18 months or so, but chipper as ever, he reveals, "it's good to be back twiddling the knobs."