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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:22

Big room house and trouse
Best known for: 
I hope I'm best known for throwing unforgettable parties.
Tune of the year: 
SHM's 'Don't You Worry Child'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Alesso is the one that stands out in a crowd.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Batman! He lives in the night, just like me, and every time he leaves the batcave it's to do some good.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
You should play to the crowd, but also play the music you believe in.
What does EDM mean to you: 
A universal language that brings joy and happiness to everyone.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Why not? Celebrities have a career that exposes them publically and they go on from there.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
No, never!
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
I don't think so. Beat matching is as easy as counting so if you can't do it, why call yourself a DJ?
Where's the next dance music capital: 
LA: it's the place to be.

Pete Tha Zouk has had a busy year. Ricocheting between the studio and the airport, so he can fly off to one of his well-attended gigs, he says he's had hardly any time to think.

"I've played a lot in Brazil this year," he says. "The scene is blowing up there and the parties are epic. But I've also played all over Asia, Africa and the USA." Continent-hopping is so time-consuming it's a wonder the Portuguese DJ has had any time for production work. But, this year, he's had a flurry of success with collaborative production projects such as stomper 'Learn To Love', that he co-produced with Rae and 'We Are Tomorrow' - a collaboration with Deepblue and Yasmeen - which caused ripples in house and trance DJs' sets in 2012.

This year, Pete says, he's been particularly excited about the "new fusions of trance". "It's all part of the same thing, all these different genres," says Pete. "Dance music is an ever-changing, worldwide phenomenon."