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

Anything funky that kicks ass
Best known for: 
Living a 'citizen of the world' life
Tune of the year: 
Swedish House Mafia 'One'
Gig of 2010: 
Tomorrowland festival, Belgium
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Sidney Samson
Best new club visited this year: 
Green Valley (Camboriu, Brazil)
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
In The Club 'Seduce & Destroy'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Sweatband, Canon 5D, Tiger Enfnoufa hand palm balm from Marrakech.
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Mark Wahlberg
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Living a 'citizen of the world' life
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Rage Against The Machine 'Killing In The Name Of (Sebastian Remix)'
"It's very time consuming, it's a crazy life right now," says French producer Martin Solveig, having just got back from the best part of two week's filming in Japan. It's an all-too-familiar yarn for a DJ to spin, but in Solveig's case you can just about stomach it. Not content with DJing week-by-week and producing his fourth artist album, the French producer has decided to help produce, direct and star in his own video series to accompany it. Typically tongue-in-cheek, elegant, fun and humorous all at once, the first episode of Smash - featuring a nail-biting tennis showdown between Solveig and Bob Sinclar at the famous Roland Garros courts - fitted perfectly with the backing single 'Hello'; a sweet, sleek summertime slab of electronic pop bliss. "It's a natural evolution of my style, because my last album was in that direction as well," he tells us. "The highlights this year have been the big festivals - things like ZoukOut, Sensation White, Tomorrowland in Belgium and the United party in France with David (Guetta)," he continues. "I really had fun with the big capacity places. You don't have to change your style but I try to play a little more aggressively and have a bit more rhythm in the switches; almost in the hip-hop heritage rather than playing it like a straight house set."