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Poll 2022: 22Bullets

From: Bangkok, Thailand

DJ style: “House/electro.”

Best known for: “'Bang Bang’, ‘Ride Or Die', ‘She Movin’.”

Fave tune of 2022: “David Guetta & Morten ‘Permanence’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: "Ship Wrek.”

22Bullets is one of Bangkok’s biggest EDM exports and after clinching himself a Top 100 spot in 2021 for the first time, he’s managed to replicate his performance for 2022 — rising nine places. The Thai producer, real name Varun Sony, has had a screamer of a year with a laser focus on his productions. Perhaps most notable is his link-up with Fredde Le Grand on ‘Down’, which came right in the thick of festival season via Spinnin’ Records. 

But the biggest activity for 22Bullets has been through his unreleased material; many of his tracks have been doing the rounds at festivals this year, although none of them have found a home for a proper release just yet. He also took to Twitter to express his gratitude for being able to do what he does. Needless to say, his lack of labels hasn’t slowed him down; he played major EDM festivals across the globe this year, and within all the chaos managed to produce his debut 10-track album which is his main focus for the remainder of 2022.

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

“David Guetta at Creamfields UK.”

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

“Creamfields Thailand.”

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

“120 minutes.” 

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

“Moog One.”

What’s the last tune you bought? 

“Supermode ‘Tell Me Why (Meduza Remix)’.”

What’s the next big sound? 

“I kinda feel like a crossover between techno/electro/house sounds. I have a few tracks coming that are kind of a fusion of genres that I really vibe to at the moment.”