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Poll 2017: Lost Frequencies

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Multi-platinum-selling artist Felix De Laet, aka Lost Frequencies, has enjoyed a fast ascension to stardom and continues on a sky-high trajectory. Winning countless accolades to his name since his first No.1 selling record, this year he released his debut album ‘Less Is More’, including breakthrough hits ‘Reality’ and ‘Are You With Me’. 

Miami Music Week saw him play back to back shows, including hosting his very own Lost Frequencies & Friends party. This year he sold out a headline arena show in his hometown of Belgium, playing the Lotta Arena to 9000 frenzied fans. But the gig schedule hasn’t stopped Felix’s workflow; he also released a deluxe version of the album, remixing every track into club-friendly versions including garage, deep, tech and techno to satisfy the dancefloors.

“Besides touring all around the world playing the most amazing festivals and clubs and meeting so many different people, I played Tomorrowland main stage after David Guetta, which was unreal, and hosted my own Lost Frequencies & Friends stage the second weekend, which had to be shut down due to over-capacity,” he tells DJ Mag. “It’s been a wild ride so far.” 

 

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Jon Dommett - 2017-10-17 13:14

Poll 2017: Above & Beyond

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When we catch up with Jono, Tony and Paavo to chat over A&B’s last 12 months, initially at least the chaps are considerably more focused on their last 12 days. Shows at the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall throughout 2016 whetted the collective appetite for gigs in iconic spots — an inclination that’s continued into this year.

"We've just returned from our first Group Therapy Weekender at the Gorge Amphitheatre near Seattle”, says Tony. “For us, it’s one of the most scenic venues we’ve played yet”. 

The event, thrown to hail the 250th episode of their Group Therapy radio show, involved “25,000 people joining us, 16 Bit Lolitas, Yotto, Oliver Smith and Seven Lions for the weekend,” says Jono. “We live streamed it worldwide on YouTube in 4k, and took the opportunity to break news of ‘Common Ground’ — our next album — while we were there. We just knew it was going to be the right moment!”

Musically, back in February, the 13th volume of their annual Anjunabeats mix-comp arrived right on cue, while singles ‘1001’, ‘Balearic Balls’, ‘Alright Now’ and ‘Another Chance’ kept floors hot. Looking to the end of 2017, December will see the trio release the documentary shot in the run up to, and during last year’s acoustic gig at The Hollywood Bowl.

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Jon Dommett - 2017-10-17 13:08

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