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

Best known for: 
Mainstage Radioshow, tunes like 'Arena', 'Mainstage' and 'Alpha', and energetic DJ sets
Tune of the year: 
Ben Gold 'Sapphire (Main Mix)'
Gig of 2010: 
A State of Trance 450 in Bratislava, Slovakia
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Wezz Devall
Best new club visited this year: 
Amnesia, Ibiza. It has an amazing atmosphere and it was our first appearance on the magical island
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
Lady Gaga 'The Fame Monster'. It is a very original album and from a producer's point of view, is incredibly well-produced
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
Toothbrush, clean underwear and a Blackberry charger
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Wardt has to be played by Will Farrell. For Willem it's pretty clear as well, he has to be played by Sean William Scott
Best thing about being a DJ: 
To travel around the world, visit places that you normally would never visit
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Way Out West 'Mind Circus (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)'

Tech-trance duo W&W - aka Wardt van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem from Holland - had a busy 12 months, but although they mainly perform abroad, they are quick to praise their indigenous scene. "We mostly play abroad, but we did play in Holland a couple of times this year, for example at Trance Energy. Of course Holland has a great scene, mainly because we have so many good trance DJs hailing from here," the duo say. Despite feeling proud about their home country's achievements, W&W feel that trance continues to expand its reach globally and feel that nowadays, "every country has its scene". It's no idle claim: 2010 saw the duo perform in South Korea for the first time, which they admit was a real eye-opener. "South Korea was pretty new to trance, but it was an amazing experience playing there, because the crowd was really open for this kind of music," they feel. Running parallel to this increasing global popularity for trance is a tendency for trance producers to mix and match from a variety of sources, which W&W view as a positive development. "We've noticed the return of melodies and all genres growing closer to each other. It's good because it creates new and original stuff and combines the best of all genres."