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

Style: 
“Melbourne bounce.”
Best known for: 
“Melbourne bounce.”
Tune of the year: 
“Jack Ü feat. Aluna George 'To Ü'.”
From: 
Melbourne
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
“Oliver Heldens.”
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“The reading and handling of the crowd.”
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“YES!!”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“Definitely, I've learnt that long periods of time away from home affects you greatly, but not permanently. You have to keep fit and healthy on the road to stay stable.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“[Anxiety and depression awareness organisation] Beyond Blue.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“Korova - Melbourne, Australia.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“I’m really unsure — there certainly should be!”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“I think many of them simply lack passion, the others are just lazy or don't have a musical mind.”

Will Sparks is a truly passionate guy. He's passionate about his city, about his music and most of all, about his fans. His dream is simply to see them happy, and, as Will confesses to DJ Mag, he's living that dream everyday.

Rising all the way from No.126 in last year's poll, it's obvious Will is doing something right, but there's evidence elsewhere too. His massive 2014 collaboration with Wiley and Elen Levon, 'Ah Yeah So What', has clocked up over 4.5million YouTube plays to date; whilst his latest single, 'Sick Like That', has already picked up over 250,000 plays on SoundCloud.

Having become a firm favourite in his home nation over the past few years, 2015 has seen the Aussie go for gold on a global scale. Gigging in North America or Europe most weekends, it's not surprising that Will describes his lifestyle as “non-stop”, but he makes it clear to DJ Mag: “I haven't stopped and I won't stop.” 

With that kind of confidence and enthusiasm we're inclined to believe him, and if the electrifying Super Saiyan artwork for 'Sick Like That' is anything to go by, nobody else will be stopping Will either.

BEN HINDLE

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