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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Style: Smashin' the house!
Best known for: Being ambassadors of Tomorrowland.
Tune of the year: Swedish House Mafia 'Greyhound'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: Yves V & Wolfpack
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: We would be able to absorb any other superhero's power.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 100% for the crowd. I think that would fit our job description - it's up to us to educate and be innovative, though.
What does EDM mean to you: It's just a new marketing word for something that's been around for ages.
Should celebrities be DJs: Sure, why not? As long as they're good! If they're not, then get them off.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: Luckily not, but if they ask us to play Carly Rae Jepsen
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: There is a lot more to DJing than beat matching or a sync button. It's about track selection and reading your crowd.
Where's the next dance music capital: A little town in Belgium called Boom. Google it!

In just a few short years, party-starting house duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been propelled well-and-truly into the big league.

"It's been an amazing year," they confirm. "We've been playing clubs and festivals we could only dream of before, performed for some of the best crowds in the world and worked on music with some of our all-time heroes. We still expect to wake up any time." As well as releasing a string of huge tracks - including 'Momentum', with Regi, and 'Loops & Tings' on Sander Van Doorn's label - and touring the globe, the duo also became the face of Tomorrowland, held in their home country, Belgium.

"Without a doubt, Tomorrowland is still our highlight of the year," they say. The duo began Tomorrowland 2012 by playing an airborne set on the plane journey to the festival, before smashing several sets over the weekend. And they assure us that further, even bigger, things (including collaborations with some huge names) are still to come. We don't doubt it.