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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:21

Best known for: 
Tallest DJ under 30.
Tune of the year: 
R Kelly 'Clipped Wings'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Otto Knows
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
World peace
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
The crowd
What does EDM mean to you: 
The term makes me cringe a bit, but America has injected a new energy into clubs and festivals.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Let the people decide - they'll go and see who they want to see.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Thrown myself off a few times.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Anyone can do it.
Where's the next dance music capital: 

Multi-award-winning DJ/producer Calvin Harris has had another momentous year, culminating in the imminent release of his new album '18 Months' that features a veritable who's who of modern pop music.

The album features tracks with Rihanna, Kelis, Ne-Yo, Florence Welch, Dizzee Rascal, Ellie Goulding, Tinie Tempah and Example and he's backed up his massive chart success with a number of high-profile DJ shows from Creamfields to Coachella, Tokyo to T In The Park. Several tracks from the album have already been released, such as 'We Found Love' featuring Rihanna and 'Bounce' with Kelis, and Calvin has already notched up 15 million single sales from this album alone - four million in the UK. 'Sweet Nothing' with Florence Welch will be the sixth single from the album, the follow-up to 2009's breakthrough long-player 'Ready For The Weekend'.

His last four singles have peaked at No.2. A Calvin Harris show now exclusively features him DJing - he has given up singing live.

He first made his name singing on his own productions such as 'Acceptable In The 80s', but - as well as being adept at rocking crowds himself - he's developed into one of the go-to producers for big American urban artists wanting some big electro riff EDM action.