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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:29

Uplifting trance
Best known for: 
His remixes and productions, plus being five-time Danish snooker champion. Fact!
Tune of the year: 
My own 'Symphonica'. I took a slightly different approach - it was more clubby - and it paid off. The reaction was fantastic
Gig of 2010: 
Pacha in Argentina. 2,000 people going absolutely crazy!
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Juventa - he has a really bright future
Best new club visited this year: 
Gallery at Ministry of Sound - it's the best new soundsystem in London. Crispy clear
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
To be honest, I don't really listen to that many albums. Maybe something chilled out - music that will relax me
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
My cell-phone, my CD case and a good packet of crisps. What flavour? Naturally salted. The UK does better crisps than Denmark
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Jim Carrey - he's just as crazy as me. He can give off that crazy vibe!
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Getting to see the world and trying lots of new food. You get a new appreciation for food. I've gained 25lbs recently, but it doesn't matter!
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Darren Tate & Jono Grant 'Let the Light Shine (Corderoy Remix)'. It worked at every gig

Daniel Kandi has had a fantastic 2010, and, refreshingly for someone in his profession, he's refusing to take all the plaudits. "I have to give great thanks to my new manager Phillip Alpha," he says immediately when asked about the last 12 months. "This year has been so prolific; I've completed something like 16 remixes and five originals. That is down to Phillip kicking me up the backside. I'm generally lazy and he has got the job done. He has helped me get the job done!" This increased productivity has in turn provided the affable Kandi with an upsurge in inspiration. "It's been very pleasurable," he admits. So has been playing all over the world - debut gigs in Asia and Hawaii were highlights. As for next year, well, that much talked-about debut artist album is in the offing. "It'll be different from what you know me for," he says. "I want to do a double album. One chilled out and one a lot more clubby."