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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 15:34

Progressive, Electro
Best known for: 
Smile Mask, Laser Gloves and Signature Bootlegs
Tune of the year: 
Make it Home, because it will always remind me of the awesome summer tour in 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
Nowadays DJing is a lot more about entertaining an‎d playing your own tracks as opposed to your mixing skills. So it’s extra important to party on stage and entertain with your performance.
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
If you’re referring to electronic dance music in general then the answer is yes. If you mean big room festival music, I guess this is going to peak some time soon.
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
Yes. The upsides are obvious but there are downsides too. But you also lose friends, get no sleep, don't have time for your family and sometimes don't even know where you are.
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
My family.
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
Luckily all my favourite clubs are still alive and kicking!
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
I guess it's easier for guys to entertain people, especially at festivals. DJs need to be powerful, loud and outgoing - although I should point out that there are some great female DJs too.
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
Nowadays it's important to have your own productions as a DJ. What if somebody is a great entertainer but doesn't know how to use Logic or FL Studio? I'm happy I produce my own tracks but I understand the others.

At only 34 years old, Mike Candys has already positioned himself as one of the globe’s most renowned purveyors of big room progressive and electro vibes. The Swiss native burst on to the scene a couple years back courtesy of his track, "La Serenissima”, and it’s safe to say he hasn’t looked back since.

Indeed, 2015 sees Candys feature in the Top 100 for an impressive fourth year in a row. “I’ve spent a lot of the year touring over the past twelve months” Candys tells DJ Mag, “and any spare minutes were spent at home, working on new tunes”. It’s this sort of unrelenting work ethic that makes Candys’ inclusion something of an inevitably.