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Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 14:31

Best known for: 
His unique live performances
Tune of the year: 
Opus - Eric Prydz
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
Damien Ndrix
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
I stay optimistic about this, trends come and go, but to my mind people will always need to dance, whether it's House, Techno, Progressive or EDM!
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
Except the fact that you can't enjoy enough family time, I think I couldn't be happy or actually live without this lifestyle.
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
Mistreatment of dogs (and animals in general). I always had dogs, I have now 2 adorable chihuahuas, and I can't support damn human beings hurting them.
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
Studio 54 in NYC, disco period. What a story in this place!
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
Maybe because women can't handle with the DJ lifestyle we were talking about. I don't know... Some are awesome like Juicy M for example, and I wish there were more!
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
It's hard to pass judgement on this. I really support composing collaboration, sharing between artists and musicians, at least for my projects. Regarding a ghost producer, actually it happens I make some tracks for other artists because sometimes they need a different approach than their own, it's easier to write for someone else than yourself I guess.

Quentin Mosimann’s personal highlights of the year include officially remixing David Guetta and Bob Sinclair and making his debut at Tomorrowland. But when he tells DJ Mag that “I attend to do this job for the next 20 years at least, I'm not looking for my 15 minutes of fame,” it sums up his grounded and humble approach that has won him so many friends and fans across the world.

Mosimann also happens to be one of the few DJs to have attained true 'household name' status, having been a coach on 'The Voice Belgium'. “I didn't want to appear like a judge, because even if I have experience in the music industry, I'll learn from others all my career, for sure,” he explains.

The experience was “really a story of sharing with and between artists” and leads Mosimann to pass on some valuable tips for all aspiring DJs when he says: “I think a career is 50% of trusting your guts and 50% of learning with good advice/experiences from others.”