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BEST OF 2016 Interview with house DJ & producer Simon Fava

Dimitri: Can you mention your 3 biggest achievements in your music career in 2016?
Simon Fava: The release of La Candela Viva at Kontor Records and Armada Music, playing the closing party at club 101 and be a main part of the we love frankfurt stage at Musumsuferfest.

Dimitri: Overall 2016 was a positive, neutral or maybe negative year for you and why?
Simon Fava: Positive because of a big new label contract

1) Best Track:
Comin´ from Agua Sin Gas and Antoine Clamaran

2) Best Artist (Dj & producer):
The Cube Guys

3) Best Remix:
Groove Armada - Superstylin (Riva Starr Edit)

4) Best Remixer:
J8man and Dave Rose

5) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):
Antonio Alterino

6) Best Electronic Music Album:
Moby - Play & Play: B Sides

7) Best Electronic Music Compilation:
Kontor, Top of The Clubs

8) Best artwork/cover of an Album or Compilation:
Simon Fava - La Candela Viva (picture was snapped by my wife ;))

9) Best Lyrics in an Electronic Music track
Monkey Safari - Coming Down (Hi Life)

10) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:
Shawnee Taylor

11) Best Electronic Music Label:
Armada, Toolroom, Defected

12) Best Online Social media for communication with your fans:
Facebook & Instagram

13) Best music composition software:

14) Best Club Event or Open Air Festival:
Museumsuferfest Frankfurt

15) Best personal Dj Gig:
Few years ago @ Orange Club Darmstadt

16) Best Dj set of the year from other fellow Dj:
Crazibiza @ Playa del Carmen, Mexico

17) Best country that you have visited to perform with the most up for it crowd:

18) Best Radio show:
Nightwax @ Planet Radio

19) Best Radio station:
Ibiza Global Radio

20) Best Online Record shop that you purchase your music:

21) Best music related website that you visit frequently:
Beatport & Traxsource

22) Best Smart phone or smart phone application:
iPhone with Shazam

23) Best Dj equipment (software or hardware):
2 Pioneers 2000 and 1 DJM 900

24) Best new sound or sample that has been used in Electronic Music this year perhaps introduced first by you?
All Colombian stuff ;)

25) Best tip that you learnt this year for your Djing techniques or music composition:
First steps with Roland TR 8

26) Best piece of advice you got in relation to your career in 2016:
Never give up - after the end of Tiger Records it was hard to start new but with the signing at Kontor I made the right decision to go on with producing  ;)

Simon Fava
27) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2016:
Working at my house and also build up a new studio

28) Best holiday destination for 2016 that you manage to visit this year either to relax or to perform in a club or festival:
I love Ibiza. The closings were amazing especially the last day of Carl Cox in Space...

29) Best Electronic Music magazines in printed form not online:

30) Best online/PC/video game of the year that you have played this year?
I only play Tekken and Pro Evo at my old PSX 2 - but I love it!

31) Best soundtrack for video game of the year:
Best soundtrack was Song 2 at FIFA 98

32) Best joke you heard this year related to electronic music:
Hey Laptop Dj - Your girl prefers 12 inch :)

Dimitri: Finally, 2017 is ahead of us would you like to tell your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, Dj gigs.

Simon Fava: I started a collaboration with J8man and we will release in 2017 our first track. Beyond that I plan my next release at Kontor Records and Armada Music. I will further produce especially latin house with tech house influences.

Thanks Simon for his answers and don't forget to purchase his massive hit El Encanto out on Pornostar records.

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