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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:07

Trance and tech-trance
Best known for: 
Subculture label and radio show
Tune of the year: 
John O'Bir feat Fisher 'Sound A Way'
Gig of 2010: 
Our own event in Dublin at the Tripod was a big milestone
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Tom Colontonio from America
Best new club visited this year: 
The new Lush in Northern Ireland after its refurb.
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Jaren 'Fixing It Upright' - acoustic folk.
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
MacBook, eyedrops for the early morning, and my head-shaver.
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Will Ferrell
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Knowing that your music connects, and giving people good memories with their friends of good times
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Motorcycle 'As The Rush Comes'
Irish trance A-lister John O'Callaghan describes his 2010 as one featuring "a lot of new adventures". With his Subculture label thriving, John's crew took to staging Subculture nights, with the homecoming gig at the Tripod in Dublin a particular highlight. John also describes Argentina and South America in general as "immense, with really welcoming crowds in really special places". His tracks 'Striker' and 'Desert Orchid' were big in trance this year, and his Subculture double-CD mix album has just hit the stores. John also has a new studio partner of sorts - his one-year-old son Jack, who he lovingly describes banging the keys in the studio. "He loves it," he beams. John considers the state of trance as still very strong. "I could play out different tunes every week, and there's a new breed coming through who will smash it in the next five years - Ummet Ozcan from Holland and Ben Gold, especially."