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Diego Miranda
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Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Euan McGraw - 2016-10-17 16:12

“This has been my best year ever, it has been an insane journey,” Diego tells DJ Mag, going on to talk about his personal highlights from 2016 that included performing at festivals like Tomorrowland in Belgium and Brazil, Ultra Festival and Rock In Rio. “I feel blessed to have the best fans in the world. I have been working hard and dedicating all my time and passion to the music. So I feel good with this recognition.” He's so chuffed to make the Top 100 again that he's going to offer one of his new tracks for free download: “It is the least I can give to celebrate, with music and love always.”

His belter of a track, 'Nashville' with Wolfpack — that came out through DV&LM’s Smash The House — has peaked at No.1 on Beatport. And his big room 'Viking' tune and slightly more melodic 'Crystalized' are just surfacing now. “I will have another bomb with my brothers Wolfpack for Smash The House and another with WAO, a great producer that I admire a lot,” he tells us.

There just aren't enough hours in the day for Diego. This month he'll be back from a 30-day tour of Asia, straight into the studio with his 'brother' Alok. With sights set on working with new singers in 2017, Diego has his fingers crossed for an appearance at Coachella. HELENE STOKES

What have been the new frontiers for you this year? “Having more time to complete the various projects I have in the studio, and collabs. Conquer new countries with my music.”

Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art-form? “Electronic music is an art as serious as any other art, the difference is just the way of doing it.”

What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology, and why? “The new Pioneer XDJ-1000MK2 brought us to a whole new level in terms of what you can do live in your sets.”

If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be? “I love to include some trap and hip-hop tracks in my sets, so maybe that style could be the other one for me.”

As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ? “Follow all his career closely by going to his concerts, buying his tracks and giving him my full support and sincere opinion. I think this is the biggest price someone can give as a true fan.”

What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events? “In my opinion we should begin with education at home and inform more young people in schools, making up more campaigns about drug effects for them be aware of. Because we always knew that it exists but for many families it continues to be a taboo subject.”

How can we increase diversity in dance music? “It must be gradual, because it is also difficult for the crowd to accept very different styles from what they are used to hearing on the radio and at festivals.”

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