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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-12 15:07

Best known for: 
“’Ravehearts Under Gold Skies’.”
Tune of the year: 
“Flosstradamus feat. GTA & Lil Jon ‘Prison Riot’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Jay Cosmic and Delora.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“Connecting with your crowd.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“Say what you want about EDM, but on a global scale this is just the beginning.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“Absolutely, there’s been times we couldn’t imagine being any more mentally and physically drained, but when you finally get that one-hour onstage and see so many fucking smiles, there’s no better feeling than that.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“Animals. And watching the power of music unify the world.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“Our basement after-parties.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“We see that changing very soon.”

Before trying their hand at dance music, Canadian duo DVBBS (pronounced ‘Dubs’), made up of brothers Alexandre and Christopher van den Hoef, were members of a local rock band.

During their formative years, the two had been part of Ontario’s underground punk scene. At the age of 16 and 17 respectively, the van den Hoefs started making electronic music after having a dance music revelation prompted by seeing Dutch hardstyle act Showtek perform, who also happen to be brothers.

In 2013, the brothers finally broke through on an international level with the release of ‘Tsunami’. Initially released anonymously, the pair eventually revealed that they had collaborated with label-mate Borgeous on the track after scoring No.1s in the Netherlands, US, Belgium and Poland.

The brothers have gone on to tour the EDM circuit extensively, clocking up some 300 gigs last year including Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival. The van den Hoefs have shared a stage with acts like Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix and, perhaps most significantly for the two, the Dutch artists who inspired them to start producing back when they were teenagers — Showtek.