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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:11

Screw genres. Big room tracks!
Best known for: 
[Being an] electronic music scene pioneer in Central America.
Tune of the year: 
Steve Aoki 'Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Remix Instrumental)'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Bingo Players
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Melting guns and weapons to stop violence and war.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
For myself, because I don't sell out. People come to see me because of what I do and they like it.
What does EDM mean to you: 
Choosing the right path in my life, because no other path would have given me all the experiences I've had because of EDM.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
It makes me sad to see a celebrity with no talent as a DJ, distorting our profession and disrespecting the true meaning of the art of DJing.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Never. Not even in a town fair full of cowboys.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
No! One of the biggest skills you need to be a good DJ is perfect and impeccable beat matching, without using any technology that makes the job easier.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Las Vegas, after my last visit I can say that Elvis is back! It's amazing that the stars you now see in Vegas are DJs.

Having entered the Top 100 last year, Guatemala's leading DJ and producer, Francis Davila, has had an even bigger 2012.

"It has been a year full of blessings," he says humbly. "Being able to visit different places, performing in front of thousands of people and feeling their love and energy, has made me appreciate my fans more and more each day.

"Francis also uses his fame for the greater good, taking part in the recent anti-violence, Voices For Peace concert in Guatemala. "Being chosen as one of the top representatives of music in the Central American region and going on a massive tour," have been among the highlights of 2012, he says. "As well as seeing my face on a special edition of beer cans!" With many tipping South America as the next dance music Mecca, it's certain that Francis will be at the very forefront of the region's musical revolution.