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Poll 2022: VINAI

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DJ style: “Big room bounce / hardstyle."

Best known for: “Our old school hit songs such as ‘Bounce Generation’, ‘How We Party’, ‘Raveology’ and our latest radio hit ‘Rise Up’.”

Fave tune of 2022: “Kordhell ‘Murder In My Mind’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Kordhell.”

Featuring in the Top 100 DJs poll for the ninth year running, VINAI's return in this year's edition is a testament to their boundless creativity, relentless work ethic and passion for producing booming beats.

Offstage, the duo are known as Andrea and Alessandro Vinai — two brothers born in Brescia, northern Italy, who started DJing and producing in 2013. Almost a decade later, their enthusiasm is unwavering, with a stacked back catalogue to prove it. This year alone, VINAI collaborated with several artists such as Moonshine, Caden and Madism on the electro-pop tune 'Running To You’. They worked with Stefy De Cicco and Jessica Chertock on the bouncy, peak-time banger ‘Raindrops', and their DJ agenda amped up a notch too. High-octane shows across Europe, the Americas and Asia dominated their calendar, appeasing their staunch fanbase worldwide. Amassing over 634k followers on social media, their profile is only getting stronger. So what's next for the Italian siblings? It's heads-down-in-the-studio time, where they tell us they're trying to find the "next big VINAI signature sound”.

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?

“Probably Illenium at Ultra Miami.”

Name one great festival you played for the first time this year: 

“Parookaville in Germany."

What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played? 

“Probably two hours or something like that.”

What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned? 

“ATC scl300 PRO Speakers."

What’s the last tune you bought? 

“Lit Lords ‘From The Mud (Raakmo remix)’.”

What’s the next big sound? 

“Probably Phonk.”