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

Best known for: 
'Put Your Hands Up For Detroit' (the remixes)/last year's run of Beatport No.1s.
Tune of the year: 
Fedde le Grand & Nicky Romero feat Matthew Koma 'Sparks'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
Danny Avila
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Superman, for sure. That way I could just fly everywhere and wouldn't have to bother with jets.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
It's all about the crowd. If you want to play for yourself, then stay in the bedroom.
What does EDM mean to you: 
It means everything - whether you're calling it EDM these days or house or techno or whatever, it's the reason we come together in the clubs and at festivals, it's the soundtrack to our lives.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Only if they can actually DJ!
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
No, never.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
For me, DJing is more than 'just' beat matching - it's also about the choice of music, feeling the crowd, and the set-up of your set.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Somewhere in the United States. Whether it'll be LA or New York or even Vegas, I don't know.

2012 has been a hugely important year for Fedde le Grand, allowing him to refine the skills that accorded him superstar status.

"I've finally come into my own and matured as an artist and producer," he says. "I've taken full control of everything that's going on around me, I'm right at the heart of the Fedde le Grand ship." Aside from three months in the studio, working on his second album (due for release at the end of the year), Fedde has spent most of 2012 touring, producing some unforgettable moments for him, including the Sensation parties in places like Korea, and sampling the burgeoning, intriguing US EDM scene.

"America's been another highlight for me this year," says Fedde. "The 'EDM explosion' has just gotten bigger and bigger, and to watch it as well as be a part of it can give you shivers." The good ship le Grand keeps on sailing strong.