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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:25

Dance music
Best known for: 
[Being] one-third of Swedish House Mafia and boss of Size Records.
Tune of the year: 
'Don't You Worry Child' [final SHM single].
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Third Party
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Batman. He lives by night!
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
If you get big enough, the crowd is there to hear your choice - so therefore both.
What does EDM mean to you: 
It's short for Electronic Dance Music. But that's an American thing, we still call it dance music.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
If they feel like it... there are no rules to what we do, that's why we do this. Whatever rocks their boat.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Yes, you're a song selector. Traditional radio DJs have never beat matched and they're still respected
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Asia is coming strong!

Steve Angello has spent a sizeable portion of the year winding up Swedish House Mafia activities. After deciding - alongside Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso - to put the SHM project to bed at the end of the year, he's been refocusing on his solo DJ career and promoting his Size Records label, which in its time has released tracks by big boys Tiësto, Deadmau5, Avicii, Thomas Gold and Sander van Doorn, as well as regular Size headz such as Max Vangeli and Steve's brother Antoine, aka AN21. In June, the Swedes announced that the current SHM tour would be their last.

"We want to thank every single one of you that came with us on this journey," they posted on their website. "We came, we raved, we loved.

"The Swedes went on to play some massive shows on their farewell tour, which provided some of the highlights of Steve's 2012. "First and foremost, my highlight of the year was being able to sell out the biggest venues in the world," he tells DJ Mag. "Milton Keynes Bowl was one of them!"