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Questions Top100 DJs 2011 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:08

EDM, crossing genres
Best known for: 
Energetic sets.
Tune of the year: 
Cirez Diddy 'Coming Off (Marco Machiavelli Mashup)
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011: 
Thomas Gold
What's the future of DJing: 
Playing more tracks of your own to distinguish you from the rest.
Favourite app: 
Dutch News App to follow what's going on in the world.
Discovery of the year: 
A hotel that has become my new favourite place to unwind. Funnily enough I discovered it in Ibiza!
Rediscovery of the year: 
I signed 'Hale Bopp' from Dr Kucho, which is a remake of the classic from [techno act] Der Dritte Raum. That track brought back some old memories and still works on the dancefloor.
Awkward Moment: 
Waking up next to my hotel bed after a long night in Ibiza and missing all my flights!
Style or substance: 
Since style is nothing more than an indicator for what substance has become, I would say it all starts with substance… So substance is more important, I guess.
Pet Hate: 
Desert rat. I had one when I was little and it bit me in the face.
It must be a million miles by now,” laughs Sander van Doorn when we catch him in an airport Business Lounge and ask him to contemplate his career total airmiles. Off to Japan for the first time to tour his new album '11', it's the beginning of new ground for him in various ways. “2011 was very important for me,” he shares. “I kind-of changed my style and the album was an important platform. It's this year I started collaborating with songwriters and vocalists.” As well as exploring more song-based tracks, '11' also sees collaborations with fellow Dutch set-setters Sidney Samson and Laidback Luke. “People sometimes mix me up with Luke,” he laughs, “so in the studio, he was wearing a cap, we took a picture for Twitter asking, 'Who's Wearing The Cap?' and that became the name of the track!” It tops off a year in which he released his second successful 'Dusk Till Dawn' compilation, as well as giant singles like 'Drink To Get Drunk'