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Arnej
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A new name in the Top 100 list, Bosnian-Canadian DJ/producer Arnej Secerkadic has steadily grown amongst the trance family since being tipped by Armin Van Buuren as Best New Producer in 2008. Now signed to Armada, his slew of well-received productions - and being the Canadian link for a lot of top trance jocks - has helped propel Arnej into the chart for the first time this year. Arnej has been playing bigger and bigger parties this year; perhaps the biggest was being booked to play at Trance Energy in Utrecht, Holland. "Once I got onto that stage and saw people stood there to hear my performance, that just helped cement the overwhelming feeling of joy and respect," he enthuses. The other big momentous event for Arnej this year was being the first international DJ to play in Syria. "We all remember the incident with Marco V two years ago [he cancelled a gig after death threats], which put everyone off for quite a while," Arnej says. "I am glad that all that has been shattered and put aside, and the floodgates have been opened for the rest of the DJ elite. I am quite honoured to have been the first. There is no feeling quite like it, to be behind, in every sense of the word, a musical revolution in a country."