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

Best known for: 
The F-word! ‘F*ck The System’
Tune of the year: 
Zatox 'Rumble In The Jungle'
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
Passion for the music.
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
For sure! There are still many new talents out there.
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
Sometimes it is tough to travel a lot, but whenever I get on stage and see my fans it’s all forgotten!
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
My family.
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
O6 Centrale Cassia Bis Roma
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
Female artists are a rare thing, probably because producing attracts more guys then girls.
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
Obviously it is best to do it yourself, but it is fine as long as DJs don’t pretend to produce themselves whilst they have a ghost.

“It was a very busy year,” Zatox tells DJ Mag, but from what we can see, that's a big understatement. The Italian hardstyle don — real name Gerardo Roschini — has been globetrotting throughout 2015, celebrating his debut long-player, New World Order, which dropped via Holland's Q-Dance imprint this time last year.

Taking the album tour to down under at Easter, Roschini (and partners in crime, Audiofreq, Toneshifterz and Kronos) brought his musical revolution to the likes of Sydney and Melbourne, before heading home to tear up more European festivals than you could shake a glowstick at.

Unsurprisingly, Roschini names his personal highlight as Qlimax — Q-Dance's long-running, annual extravaganza dedicated to the harder end of the electronic spectrum.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Roschini has been back in studio this year too. He not only dropped a host of collaborations as Zatox via his own Unite Records, but also returned to his Wild Motherfuckers project with Tatanka for the duo's first release since 2013, 'Knock You Down' — and, after hearing it ourselves, we might not be getting back up again.