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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 16:17

Style: 
“Electronic music.”
Best known for: 
“'9PM' and 'Ecstasy'.”
From: 
Germany
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Zhu.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“They should be able to finally mix two records without a computer!”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“Of course!”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“It's a part of my life! Since forever.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“My wife, family and friends!”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“Tarm Center, Bochum, Germany.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“I don't know the result yet!”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“That's a part of the business these days! I couldn't do it like this! My music is my identification.”

Andre Tanneberger, aka ATB, has come a long way since his UK No.1, ‘9PM (Till I Come)’. In the almost 20 years since the smash hit, that additionally found fame after being featured in cult Ibiza rave flick Kevin & Perry Go Large, the German producer has repackaged himself as a big room killer, playing sets like Ultra USA and Europe, EDC and Tomorrowland.

His productions have undergone a similar metamorphosis, though he’s still staying true to the excellent studio standards that first helped garner him respect in the early noughties.

“I think I can't hide my influences from the past, but it's very important for me to get into today's culture with my sound. However, I also think that my experiences from the past have shaped my unique sound — so I am grateful for all of this,” he told Ministry Of Sound back in July.

No matter what style he's producing — ATB has also released multiple times on Armin van Buuren's A State Of Trance imprint thanks to his roots in prog and trance — the German shows no signs of slowing down. 

 

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