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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:08

Techy, proggy, driving, but still melodic trance - trance with a twist
Best known for: 
This year for my new album 'Phantasma'
Tune of the year: 
Mike Foyle 'Silver Lake (DNS Project Remix)'
Gig of 2010: 
Tiësto Kaleidoscope world tour, Gdansk, Poland
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
W&W, Arty
Best new club visited this year: 
Sasazu Prague
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Apart from dance music, I don't really listen to albums so I really wouldn't know. Having said that, it sounds that I don't really listen to other music than dance music but that's not true at all!
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
A clean t-shirt and underwear, iPhone charger and hair wax
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Homer Simpson isn't an actor is he… I'll go for George Clooney since he played a part in Up in the Air - that lifestyle is pretty much the lifestyle of a DJ on tour
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Having the opportunity to visit places you probably wouldn't go on holiday and meet amazing new people, plus being able to share music you love with an audience you'd never reach from your bedroom
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
An oldie, but works like hell: The Prodigy - 'Smack my Bitch Up' (Richard Durand Remix)'.
2010 has been the year of the supposedly difficult second album for Dutchman Leon Boiler, except it didn't turn out that way. Instead, he's recently served up his double disc effort, 'Phantasma', an album that built on his classically trained trance roots whilst taking on new influences and inspirations in the process. "It's taken up most of the year and has been inspired by people like Joris Voorn and Gui Borratto, as well as old rock like Radiohead and even a little classical music!" excites Leon. Although that may sound like quite the melange, he quickly adds: "the reactions have been great, so I can't complain." Whilst the deeper and more downtempo 'Phantasma' was something consciously designed to sound best at home on a Sunday, the same thing cannot be said of the DJ sets that Leon has been busy laying down in the last 12 months… "My DJ sets are always aimed purely at the crowd and the dancefloor." As for the year ahead, Boiler has plans to release another of his own label compilations sometime in the future. "I'm looking for exclusive tracks to sign to my label and put on the new compilation. I want original melodies and ideas, not just copies of other tracks. At the same time the tracks need to be fit to play out in my prime time DJ sets." In the coming months, fans in Europe, India and Asia can all expect visits from Boiler, whilst fans in his home country won't be left wanting, either, owing to the development of Boiler's radio show into a touring party brand. "I'm talking to a big Dutch trance party organiser who can take care of the programming, as well as help us to expand abroad in the next year," says Leon. Watch this space, says us.