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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:21

Best known for: 
Identity radio show, Dusk Till Doorn, 'Eleve11'.
Tune of the year: 
Nothing Inside
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Julian Jordan
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Easy. Teleportation.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
I believe that I have a responsibility as an artist to introduce new music to people, but that doesn't mean we play for ourselves. I 100% play for the crowd, but that means reading what they're into and being adaptable.
What does EDM mean to you: 
I guess if I used real instruments like a piano and a guitar in a song I wouldn't be an 'EDM' producer anymore!
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Well, no. But I have fought with a sheik in Vegas when he came in the booth with me uninvited. He treated me and my team to a cabana the next morning.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Is that really a question? Like asking, 'Can you ski without snow?' Yes
Where's the next dance music capital: 
I think we should focus on building on the success of ones we have!

Sander van Doorn has ensured his continued hot streak of form in the upper echelons of the Top 100 by fighting on a multitude of fronts. This year has seen the Dutchman maintain his usual, relentless global DJing schedule as well as serve up massive productions like the emotional 'Nothing Inside' and bouncing, Beatport chart-topping, Julian Jordan collaboration, 'Kangaroo', and he's also contributed a remix of a track from the huge Halo 4 videogame soundtrack.

So, not a bad year, all in all? "Amazing! Incredible in fact," says Sander, who's also got a fair few tales to tell. "Where shall I begin?! Lost luggage, fans that follow from city to city, a tarantula brought into the room on my girlfriend's head on our holiday: pick any! The best would be playing b2b with AN21 in Ibiza when I wasn't meant to be. I believe I owe Tiësto for missing a flight out of Ibiza as well." It seems the life of a superstar DJ is anything but dull!