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Questions Top100 DJs 2011 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:10

Dirty electro(nic) big room dance music
Best known for: 
A typical Marcel Woods sound
Tune of the year: 
Tiësto 'Maximal Crazy'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011: 
Jordy Lishious
What's the future of DJing: 
[We are] gonna send a 3-D hologram in our presspack and we stay back home, so we can play the same night in the USA and Asia!
Favourite app: 
Nu.Nl is an app with all the latest news, so I stay up-to-date when I'm on the road
Discovery of the year: 
This year my beautiful daughter Sterre was born, and being a dad is even better than I could dream of!”
Rediscovery of the year: 
One of my older tracks 'Advanced' is re-released with remixes by Marco V and Tiësto. When that melody kicks in, it's like, well.... Kaboom! Bye bye roof! Ha, ha.”
Awkward Moment: 
I felt a bit like a dinosaur, as I still performed (the bigger first half of 2011) with CDs instead of an SD card.
Style or substance: 
Pet Hate: 
I'm not a pet hater.
Marcel Woods' reputation for not being tied to a specific genre has been built on the success of his mix compilation album series 'Musical Madness' and accompanying DJ sets around the world at the likes of Global Gathering, Mysteryland, Dance Valley, Trance Energy and Gatecrasher Summer Sound System. “People don't know where to place me, as most people think in genres, otherwise they can't talk about it,” Marcel explains. “But for me, dance music is for dancing, not something we talk about. The only rule is, you like it or you don't like it.” Citing Tiësto as another DJ who he feels follows a similar non-genre-based path, Marcel tells DJmag, “I believe we have a similar music taste when we DJ. That roof has to come off, otherwise my performance is a waste of time.” Work still continues on his debut artist album, although with no set release date, Marcel's plans for next year are quite straightforward. “To leave people behind on a dancefloor thinking, 'What the fuck just hit me?!'” DAVID MCCARTHY