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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 14:56

Trance/Tech Trance
Best known for: 
Tune of the year: 
Gaia - In Principio
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
Alex Di Stefano - Even though he's been around for a long time, this past year I've really been into his stuff. A great blend of Techno and Trance.
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
To be able to read a crowd and adapt his set accordingly.
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
For Electronic Dance Music as a whole, Yes.
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
Yes! It's really exhausting and takes a huge toll on me both mentally and physically, but I wouldn't change a thing. I absolutely love what I do, and feel so blessed to be able to do what I love every day.
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
The Humane Society
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
The Palace in Melbourne, Australia. It was an old cinema and just had such an epic atmosphere for Trance events. I miss that place so much.
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
No idea! Would love to see more ladies in the poll.
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
Each to their own, I don't focus on what other people are doing - I'd rather spend that energy and time making my own music.

MaRLo sums up his sound when he tells DJ Mag that it is "basically Tech driven chunky beats with plenty of hands in the air moments."

It's this down to earth and refreshingly honest crowd-pleasing approach that has won him so many fans. "This year was better than last year in almost every way, I'm really happy and am blown away with the support I've received and the incredible shows and opportunities I've been given this past year," he says.

However, it's not all about the noise for MaRLo, as his trip to play in Canada this year had some unexpected surprises. "I had a great time at Lake Louise and Banff in Canada when I had a few days off in between shows," he explains. "I was by myself and kinda got in tune with the silence and peacefulness of the incredibly beautiful landscape."

With plans to complete his first artist album next year, the ambitious Netherlands-born DJ would also love to be able to realise his dream of putting on his own arena-style shows in his adopted homeland of Australia in 2016.