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Kristan J Caryl

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Dyro

Style: “Big room electro.”
Best known for: “My collaboration with Hardwell ‘Never Say Goodbye’.”
Tune of the year: “Krewella ‘Alive’.”
Have DJs' fees got out of hand?: “What people are paid is dictated by the market rather than what the individual's demands are.”
Has dance music become the new pop?: “For me pop music is created to appeal to the widest audience possible and is focused on sales units. I don’t think that is the case for dance music.”
If you could be any animal, what would you be?: “A flying unicorn. I spend a lot of times sitting on planes so flying myself around the world would make the travel aspect way more interesting!”
Should DJs do "heart hands": “Anything which lets the fans know that they mean something to you can only be a good thing, right?”
Do DJs have a duty to speak out about drugs?: “I don’t think so, it’s not like the leading DJs endorse drug taking, unlike some of our peers in the hip-hop scene.”
What would be on your fantasy rider?: “For some reason when I’m on tour I never have enough underwear on me.”

One of 2013’s Top 100 debutants is pretty modest about his achievements over the last couple of years, claiming that he had “been making tracks in my room for sometime before [my first release] and it all came together with a few lucky breaks along the way”.

The first of those lucky breaks was passing a tune to Dutch electro titan Hardwell who played it the very same day at Electric Zoo in New York and went on to release it on his own Revealed label.

After that it has been a joyous ride for the eclectic Dyro who has gone on to play with Hardwell and Tiësto on stage during UMF in Miami, as well as playing EDC in Vegas and Mysteryland in his home country.

“I am really pleased!” beams the man who runs his own Daftastic radio show, has remixed Axwell and Katy Perry amongst others and is soon to release his next solo EP on Revealed.

“It is amazing to get recognized for what I have achieved this year and I can’t thank my fans enough for voting. It means so much that all the dedication and hard work has paid off.”