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

Best known for: 
Putting Slovenia on the dancefloor
Tune of the year: 
Da Fresh 'Right On Time' - I still play this firecracker
Gig of 2010: 
The series of gigs I did with Carl Cox this summer at his residency, The Revolution Continues at Space Ibiza
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Jay Lumen: He's made a big step forward, I like his tech-house sound and catchy melodies
Best new club visited this year: 
AgeHa in Tokyo, Japan
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Sadly I haven't bought or really listened to any this year, not even an IDM one, as I was totally focused on DJing and producing my own music
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Earplugs, a fresh t-shirt in my hand luggage if the suitcase gets lost and a laptop
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
I really like the acting of Javier Bardem, but I'd like to be played by Will Ferrell as a movie about me would have to be a comedy
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Creating my own music and playing it to people who honestly enjoy it kicks ass!
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Rodriguez Jr 'Pandora'
Despite being at the top of the techno tree for a decade now, Umek (Uros Umek to his nearest and dearest) firmly believes 2010 to have been his best year to date. He was named Beatport's best techno artist, his second artist album, 'Responding to Dynamics', was critically acclaimed, his recent release 'OMGWTF' topped the Beatport download chart - the first time a release of his has achieved this honour - and, And, AND, he finally fell in love with Ibiza. "I did a lot of great music and remixes that have been accepted among my colleagues and music professionals, as well as the audience," he affirms. "And this year's experience in Space with Carl really changed my perspective on the White Isle." He also believes his darling techno to be in particularly rude health. "The scene has become more versatile in sounds and sub-genres than it used to be in the last couple of years and I believe we'll see the progress of this trend in the next year." More of the same for Umek, then.