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Poll 2015: Tenishia


A Maltese duo who juggle the emotive thrills of trance with their love for chillout vibes, Cyprian Cassar and Joven Grech have been working together as Tenishia for over a decade, taking their career to the next level when they were signed a few years ago by Armada Music. They subsequently released their records across several of its sub-labels like Coldharbour and A State Of Trance.

“The past year for us has been the best year of our career,” says Grech. “We really have been so fortunate to have played in so many countries and at some of the world's best festivals. The highlight was probably playing Tomorrowland for the third time in four years.”

Big on the agenda this year has been the release of two particularly successful vocal singles, ‘Don’t Give Up’ in June as well as the smash hit ‘Don’t Let Go’ that dropped just before the Top 100 results were released.

Otherwise, they say, they’re preparing the third edition of their ‘Stoney Roads’ chillout album for release next year, as well as prepping some high-profile collaborations. They also point to particularly strong growth across Asia over the past year.

“Asia has been crazy for us, our fans are awesome and we love being out there. MTV have even given us our own show that is broadcast in eight different countries! We’re really excited to see what 2016 brings.” 


Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-16 14:30

“Melodic and emotional electronic dance and chill out.”
Best known for: 
“‘Where Do We Begin’ and ‘Frozen Roads’ chillout albums.”
Tune of the year: 
“Cosmic Gate ‘Yai (Here We Go Again)’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2015: 
What’s the most important skill a DJ should have?: 
“Mixing and reading a crowd is starting to sound old school, as most DJs in the EDM scene prefer to be showmen."
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“Dare we say this is only the beginning? After the boom in America, the way we see it is that the Asian market is surely looking as bright as ever.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“Too much flying makes it impossible to keep up a good physique, and also messes up your time with your loved ones and family."
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“Innocent children with whatever problem.”
Which club would you like to bring back from the dead?: 
“The Government in Canada.”
Why aren’t there more women in the Top 100 DJs poll?: 
“Let’s hope for an increase of women DJs who are music- rather than image-related. That said, one has to mention the great skills of Monika Kruse and Nicole Moudaber in the techno scene.”
What do you think of DJs who use ghost producers?: 
“It’s not news that a lot of DJs are manufactured nowadays. One can have great skills in DJing and not in producing, and there’s nothing wrong with that.”


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