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

House and electro
Best known for: 
Being one of a small number of American DJs in recent times to successfully branch out beyond America into the international club and festival world
Tune of the year: 
Yeah Yeah Yeah's 'Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)'
Gig of 2010: 
Electric Daisy Carnival, Los Angeles
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Best new club visited this year: 
Beta, Denver (it's been around for a bit, but I only just played there this year)
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Calvin Harris 'Ready For the Weekend'
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Listerine, extra socks, international power adaptors
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
The guy who played Finch in American Pie. Because apparently I look like him
Best thing about being a DJ: 
Getting to see the world doing what you love, sharing the music you love with people of all cultures, and making a living off it. It's a dream job
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Ou Est Le Swimming Pool 'Dance The Way I Feel (Armand Van Helden Remix)'.
Joey Youngman adopted the name Wolfgang Gartner in late 2007 to mark a move away from the deep house productions with which he had previously been associated. Under his new guise, he began producing electro/tech house, and within a year had gained three top 10 singles on Beatport and an "essential new tune of the week" on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show. Now three years into his new career, Gartner has become something of a Beatport phenomenon with eight number one tracks on the influential site, including their best-selling track of 2009, causing his remix talents to be called upon by USA mainstream superstars including Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland and Britney Spears. Gartner's meteoric rise is in no small part due to the recent explosion of popularity for dance music in the States. "This was the year dance music blew up in the USA, bigger than ever before," says Wolfgang of his home-grown scene. "There was festival after festival, all drawing huge crowds and the kids were young and excited about the music. Being an American this is such an exciting time, to feel that excitement again and play these amazing shows in my home country after it had been slow for so many years." Currently based in Austin, Texas, the future looks bright for Gartner who is currently finishing work on his debut album. "In early 2011 the album will be released," he says, "and there will be a ridiculous amount of touring, domestic and international, like I've never done before."