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Poll 2022: Will Sparks
Will Sparks

From: Australia

DJ style: “Hard/driving.”

Best known for: “Big techno / Melbourne bounce.”

Fave tune of 2022: “'So Good' by Morten.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Short Round.”

The game is very much back on for Australian DJ/producer Will Sparks, with a hefty tour of Europe post-pandemic that introduced his adrenaline-charged 'Annihilate' banger to his fans: “14 countries, 40 shows and four months away from home. I gave it my all.” 

His first standalone shows swept across Australia and saw him hosting/headlining his own Sparks Mania branded stage at Summerburst Gothenburg. This was followed by 10 or so dates in North America before heading back down under to start work on the follow-up Sparks Mania stage. “We'll be designing and building it from the bottom up,” he explains. “Our current visual and lighting show will be fully updated.” 

You could say that Sparks is on a bit of a roll, what with his release of a giant anthem at least once a month. “I also have many collabs in the works, one of which being with Hardwell,” he says. This is his favourite record to date and he'll be keeping his fingers crossed it will come out later this year.

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

“Sub Zero Project at Rave Culture Bangkok.”

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

“Lollapalooza in Stockholm.”

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

“Three hours at Far Out Beach Club in Ios, Greece.”

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

“Roland SH 101.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

“'Consciousness' by Anyma / Chris Avantgarde.” 

What’s the next big sound?

“Country techno.”