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In the battle between vinyl vs. digital, Red Bull Thre3style Cleveland winner Donkis believes digital gets the nod. Read what else he has to say on moving a crowd.

Name: Donkis
Twitter: @djdonkis
Years DJing: 9 yrs
Location: Cleveland

First album/song you ever bought?

Beastie Boys' 'Check Your Head.'

Vinyl vs. Digital?


Best song to get the crowd moving?

Christopher Cross, 'Sailing.'

What's the 'Don't Stop Believing' of 2013?

Trinidad James, 'All Gold Everything.'

When do you play your ‘Don’t Stop Believing’?

Peak hour, Middle.

How important is it to know the regions musical tastes?

Very Important, because it's what makes the journey of the night fun, and you memorable to the audience.

How many records/mp3s do you own?

31,000 mp3s.

Dream venue?

Any type of “big named” festival, or Vegas pool party.

How do you start your set?

I make my assumptions after reading the demographic of my crowd before I start.

Dream collaboration?

A-Trak, Alesso, Afrojack, Avicii, Just Blaze.

Most annoying song request?

'Gangnam Style.'

What was the riskiest mash up you’ve ever done?

Filet o' Fish commercial vs. Devotion 'Instru.'

What’s your guilty favorite song?

Erykah Badu's 'I Want You.'

Do you know how to play any instruments?

Yes, guitar.

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