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Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Euan McGraw - 2016-10-17 16:57

Growing up in the east of the Netherlands, it didn’t take long for Joey van Ingen, aka Radical Redemption, to start developing a taste for beats. Learning to drum at the tender age of ten, he quickly went from band member to turntable purveyor, and by 2009 was producing some seriously banging business. The rest, as they say, is history, and an impressive history at that. 

From the now-legendary sellout of the Heineken Music Hall, to his collaboration with Crypsis on ‘Darkness Is Calling’, which left 25,000 revellers at Hard Bass stunned after first stopping them in their tracks, his reputation precedes him. The last year has seen ever-more dates across the globe, including stand-out sets at Seattle’s ultra-respected Decibel Festival, Dutch summer mainstay Intents, and Australia’s Defqon 1, giving some idea as to how far his fan reach goes. Needless to say, then, the smart money is on that status only increasing as 2017 gets underway, making this guy a definite one-to-watch, if you’re one of the four people not already keeping an eye on him. MARTIN GUTTRIDGE-HEWITT

What have been the new frontiers for you this year? “Selling out my own show in the infamous Heineken Music Hall, within three-and-a-half hours.” 

Is electronic music taken seriously enough as an art form? “I don’t think it is a form of art.” 

What’s the best new bit of DJ/production technology, and why? “The new Komplete bundle for Kontakt.”

If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be? “Drum & bass, dubstep or trap.”

As a fan, what is the top price you would pay to see yourself DJ? “That’s not up to me to decide.” 

What can be done to prevent drug-related deaths at dance music events? “Give people the opportunity to test their drugs at events.”

How can we increase diversity in dance music? “That’s up to all individual artists and producers.”