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

Tech trance
Best known for: 
'Always The Sun' artist album, 'In Search Of Sunrise 8' CD and remixes for Tiësto and Armin van Buuren
Tune of the year: 
Swedish House Mafia 'One'
Gig of 2010: 
NYE Sensation in Australia
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Alex O' Rion
Best new club visited this year: 
Ruby Skye, San Francisco
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Kings Of Leon 'Only By the Night'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
MacBook, phone and toothbrush
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Johnny Depp
Best thing about being a DJ: 
You have the chance to entertain people and give them a great night out
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
A rework I made of Paul van Dyk 'For An Angel'
"I'm fortunate enough to travel the world, meet all kinds of great new people and can still just about balance this with a good private life with friends and family. What more do I need?" says Dutch trance sovereign Richard Durand, revealing the classic tales of a Top 100 DJ. Press shots of Durand portray a serious man intent on lavishing the dance community with his positive energy and his warm, sunrise-kissed anthems. It's all true, of course, but in reality he smiles a lot more and his enthusiasm for the scene is infectious and therapeutic. This year, he took on the Black Hole Recordings 'In Search Of Sunrise' compilation series - a massive project handed down to him by his mentor, Tiësto. The pressure to live up to the great man's bounty has paid off and a world tour took him to new territories. "I've played at many beautiful locations across the USA and Canada, which has been a great experience." He's currently working on his second artist album, penciled in for release in the early part of next year, plus of course the next 'Sunrise' installment and more touring. "There are still some countries that I could not get to this year, so I hope to catch up next year and get to some of those destinations," continues Richard.