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Best known for:
A range of vocal tracks on Armin Van Buuren's imprint Armind.”
Tune of the year:
Orjan Nilsen 'Between The Rays'.” Breakthrough
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011:
Ruben de Ronde
What's the future of DJing:
The new generation of global music stars!
Skype - it keeps us connected with our music buddies around the globe.
Discovery of the year:
Jet skiing - we've never loved the blue seas so much!
Rediscovery of the year:
Jan Johnston 'Flesh' (because we reworked it!).
One guy mistook one of us for Paul van Dyk!
Style or substance:
Style, because we believe that having your own sound is the most important thing there is.
People telling us the story of their lives while we're trying to mix!
Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world. With a population of just over 400,000, we reckon it might have the biggest proportion of DJmag Top 100 DJs per capita than anywhere else in the world, thanks to the addition of Tenishia, the duo comprised of Joven Grech and Cyprian Cassar. The pair have been working together since meeting in a small bar in 2004, and it seems that their collective hard work is beginning to reap dividends. The lads, both natives of the Mediterranean archipelago, are audibly thrilled when informed that they've infiltrated this year's Top 100 - a significant rise from last year's position of 207. “We're so pleased that we're the first to ever make it from our little country,” says Joven. Tenishia's brand of vocal-led trance bangers found a natural home on Armin Van Buurren's Armind label, and their tracks have been championed across the trance scene by all the big-hitters. Back home, their renown transcends the electronic music ghetto - they've scooped multiple gongs at the Malta Music Awards, kind of like the Maltese equivalent of The Brits. While they still live and record on their home island, their perspective is pretty global while their DJ schedule has taken them to the four corners of the earth. KRISTIAN DANDO