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Robin Schulz
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Position: 
89

Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 16:08

Style: 
Melodic deep house
Best known for: 
Hits like the remix for ‘Waves’, ‘Prayer in C’, ‘Sugar’ etc.
Tune of the year: 
Sam Feldt ‘Show Me Love (EDX remix)’
From: 
Osnabrück, Germany
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
Henri PFR, HEYHEY.
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“To make the crowd dance.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
Yes, why not! There is enough space for every genre.
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
Ha ha, hopefully not! It makes you very tired, for sure.
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
My family and my hometown.
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
I’d like to bring back all the classic German techno clubs, which I could never see as I was too young when they had their golden times.
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
That's a good question! There are some great female DJs out there.”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
Not my cup of tea, but it’s OK for me. Nobody gives a fuck if a pop star or band is produced by someone else!

German crowd-pleaser Robin Schulz enjoyed an absolutely huge 2015 that’s catapulted him into the Top 100 DJs poll and transformed him into a genuine crossover house music star, with the rich vocal house appeal of both ‘Sugar’ and ‘Headlights’ translating into highly-addictive pop hits that were propelled into the charts of more than 30 countries around the world. 

“They even reached #1 in some countries,” Schulz says of the hits, which came off the back of a Grammy nomination earlier in the year for his breakthrough remix of Mr Probz ‘Waves’. It all drew together with the release of his sophomore artist album ‘Sugar’ shortly before the Top 100 announcement, which saw his knack for pop collaborations extending to further guest appearances from Akon, Disciples, Moby, Moguai and beyond. 

“It was a long journey,” he says of the album. “It took nearly a year, but now I'm more than happy. And the feedback is more than great, I'm happy, as I was able to produce with a lot of talented people. Some of them I was following for a long time, and some are newcomers.”
On top of that, Schulz grew his profile as a DJ significantly in 2105, joining an impressive number of festival bills as well as his first Ibiza appearances, DJing at flashy hotspots like Ushuaia alongside Axwell v Ingrosso and David Guetta (who are also both artists he lent his remix skills to this year, naturally).

 ANGUS PATERSON

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