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

Hard dance
Best known for: 
'Gimme Love'
Tune of the year: 
Noisecontrollers 'So High'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
We would love to have a wireless connection between our minds and the computer, it would save a lot of time.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
This should not be a dilemma, as combining both aspects is perfectly possible.
What does EDM mean to you: 
Electronic dance and the harder styles are gaining popularity with the mainstream audience. It is our greatest passion and above all, it's the music of the future.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
If a celebrity is passionate about music and DJing, then there is no reason why he/she shouldn't be a DJ. The other way around sounds much more legit, though. Of course, great DJs should be celebrities!
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Thank God, no!
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
Beat-matching is one of the basic skills of mixing. But being a DJ is much more than just mixing records. But if you can't beat-match, DJing is not the job for you.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Dance music isn't located in one place anymore. It is a worldwide feeling and movement nowadays.

Noisecontrollers have perhaps got the most descriptive name with regards to what a DJ does in the whole of the Top 100 DJs chart. Literally referring to the controlling of the noise at a venue, the noise in question when it comes to this Dutch duo is boshing hard dance beats.

"We always play for the joy of our crowds, but at the same time we never compromise our own vision and taste," they tell DJ Mag. Arjan Terpstra and Bas Oskam started their Noisecontrollers project in the mid-noughties. Arjan originally made hip-hop, while Bas was from the hard trance scene - when they combined, their accessible-yet-pummeling hardstyle sound immediately won them plaudits in Europe, and they haven't really looked back.

"Besides playing all around the world at the best parties, what have been the highlights of the last 12 months for us?" they chirp. "Our own solo concert Xqlusive Noisecontrollers that was powered by Q-dance, and our performance at EDC in Las Vegas were both absolute highlights. Music-wise, the release of our album 'E=NC2' was a blast!"