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True to form, ATB - aka André Tanneberger - has been plugging away, making tunes, touring across the world and, as he puts it, "trying something new".
"I like to surprise people with my music," he tells DJmag. "It is important to deliver what people do not expect from the music I make."
Since landing the UK's first ever trance No.1 - the ubiquitous '9pm (Till I Come)' - in 1998, André has sealed nine artist albums and is currently working on his 10th. He kicked off 2010 with compilation 'ATB The DJ 5' including a rewired version of '9pm' ('9pm Reloaded') which slams a jackin' house beat, swelling bassline and filthy electro breakdown behind the original hypnodrome-laser hook of the original. The accompanying tour took him to clubs all over the world, including Zouk Club in Singapore, Awakening in Los Angeles and The Circus in Helsinki. He also reached No.8 in the Billboard Charts in the US with the single 'Could You Believe'.
This year's highlight, however, has been a summer residence in Las Vegas, where he exclusively headlined Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto Night every Saturday in August at Rain Club, Palms Hotel. "It doesn't happen too often that you get a chance to headline such a worldwide famous event series in a great city like Las Vegas," he says. "It really was an honour."
But it didn't stop there. Between the end of September and mid-October, he has taken his show on the road across North America and Canada on his yearly bus tour. Just another regular year in the life of ATB, then…