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Poll 2022: Cuebrick

From: Germany

DJ style: “Progressive house.”

Best known for: “‘Squid Game’ with Blasterjaxx.”

Fave tune of 2022: “James Hype ‘Ferrari’.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Marten Horger."

What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year? “Tale Of Us, Afterlife show at the Brooklyn Mirage.”

After finishing just outside of the Top 100 in 2021, this year German DJ and producer Cuebrick breaks in for the first time this year. He now sits at the top table of global dance music after standout shows everywhere from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Singapore to Bangkok.

While releasing big tunes on labels like Spinnin Records, Armada and Ultra Music, he also works as a radio-host on bigFM’s nitroX show, which is the biggest radio platform for electronic music in Germany.

This year he has worked on a new sound which he says "can best be described as a fusion of different elements from genres such as techno, hard techno, and trance. Hard techno kicks are the foundation, with classic trance synthesizers.” It’s a sound that has seemingly connected with fans, who will be pleased to learn Cuebrick has signed a deal meaning "Smash the House will be the main home for my music for at least the next two years.” 

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

“Hypercat Festival at Noa Beach Club.”

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

“Eight hours.”

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

“SPL iron mastering compressor.”

What’s the last tune you bought?

“Mau P ‘Drugs From Amsterdam’.”

What’s the next big sound?

“I believe that the classic sound of old techno productions is becoming more and more influential in all existing EDM genres.”