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

Progressive trance
Best known for: 
A clearly recognisable style with driving basslines and many voice samples.
Tune of the year: 
Neelix 'Sunshine'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
I could travel through time to have a drink with Einstein and some other interesting people.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
When I am in my studio, I produce music for myself. But when I am on stage I definitely play to the crowd!
What does EDM mean to you: 
Electronic music gave me the opportunity to travel and meet a lot of new friends. I also get to do what I love!
Should celebrities be DJs: 
I think it's a requirement for the celebrity D-list these days.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Actually the opposite. When I first started performing live, I was so shy I used to walk off and stand on the side of the stage.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
I think these days, yes. I know quite a few DJs playing with Ableton Live, which is not about beat matching, and they give good shows.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
India, especially Mumbai and Delhi.

Henrik Twardzik aka Neelix's bid to enter the Top 100 with a Napoleon Dynamite 'Vote For Me' campaign worked a treat, although some of his fans weren't too impressed.

"I had a lot of hate mail, people were really fighting against me, because my scene, psy trance, is very underground and the people think this is capitalism," reveals the amused Trekkie. Henrik wears 'geek' glasses and hails from Hamburg, and in recent years has taken his DJ name from a Star Trek character. But it's not just for comic effect - Neelix admits to being a slight nerd and has just made an app for the iPhone.

"It's an app where you can very easily create, record and export remixes of Neelix tracks," he beams. His seventh album 'Nerdy By Nature' is due for release next year, but not before he's had time to settle into his new location of London.