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Questions Top100 DJs 2011 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:09

Best known for: 
Trancemission show/event/label
Tune of the year: 
“Sander van Doorn vs Afrojack & R3hab 'Koko Prutata (First State Mash-up)'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011: 
What's the future of DJing: 
DJs will be forever. People need to dance.”
Favourite app: 
Gmail app in my lovely, slimmest, fastest, lightest and fabulous Samsung Galaxy SII.”
Discovery of the year: 
Unbelievable 100-metre rollercoaster at Dam Square in Amsterdam, moving with 100km/h speed!
Rediscovery of the year: 
Ferry Corsten 'Punk (Arty Remix)'. It's so powerful... awesome!
Awkward Moment: 
During Trancemission Festival, in a big fuss I accidentally played three Jochen Miller tracks right before his set... I kept apologizing all night long.
Style or substance: 
The most important is the person who presents you with a musical project. With only one track, he can take a crowd to the highest highs or make people go to the bar.
Pet Hate: 
I don't like dogs which look like cats or other silly pets (except my Pomeranian spitz Fleura).
Noted for his work as an official ambassador for the Dance4Life foundation (promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS), DJ Feel is at the forefront of Russia's bid to become a world superpower in dance music, being the driving force behind the massive Trancemission Festival, label and radio show, and having played the first dance music event in Moscow's Red Square for good measure. However, there are still hurdles to overcome, notably Russia's bad rep for dodgy downloads. “But it is a big problem in Russia to download music legally as well,” Feel tells DJmag. “For instance, to have an account on Beatport and buy music. It doesn't work well, credit cards are not being accepted, it is a real problem.” Having already released 'Feel - The Concert', an album recorded with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, what comes next? “I have some ideas, but can't tell you right now,” he teases. “I have a new headache to do something special, to bring something outstanding and fresh.” DAVID MCCARTHY