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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:28

Showtek style
Best known for: 
FTS, which stands for Fuck the System. Always breaking down the barricades and going against the stream, knocking down the doors
Tune of the year: 
Marcel Woods 'The Bottle (Showtek Remix)'
Gig of 2010: 
Showtek Fuck The System at the O2 Academy in Glasgow on 6th November
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Dutch Master
Best new club visited this year: 
Club Volume, Seoul
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Caro Emerald 'Deleted Scenes From the Cutting Room Floor'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Rodger our tour manager, some JD to boost the adrenaline level and a box of zure matjes
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Bert and Ernie - we have the same eyebrows!
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Sharing the same passion for music with our fans all over the world
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Our bootleg of 'One' by the Swedish House Mafia

"Busy, hectic, phenomenal, like a rollercoaster, so amazing!" These are just some of the words that high-flying Dutch hardstyle duo Showtek aka brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen use to describe 2010. Performing in the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia as well as their usual dates across Europe, they also cite Asia and particularly South Korea as the place that got switched onto the Showtek sound this year. "On New Year's, we played at Seoul, which was awesome. We're going to go back there by the end of this year," they say. Despite all the globetrotting, it is surprising that they also managed to release a string of singles on their own Dutch Master Works label. So how did they manage to balance touring and producing? "Luckily, we made time to spend some quality hours in our studio. Producing is like breathing, producing your own music gives you the international exposure you need as an artist. It also brings us all over the world and we try not to miss a single day. This summer, we even took extra time to produce instead of touring," they admit. Apart from releases on their own label, Showtek also have tracks on a new compilation, 'Fuck the System', released this month on Ministry Of Sound. With a new artist album due in 2011, expect Showtek to keep showing fans of high-octane hard dance a good time.