One of the up and coming stars of the DJ world will take to decks in Dubai on Wednesday January 29, bringing his hip-hop/house mash-up style to Mo*Vida .

DJ Cruz, who enjoys cult status on the scene in his homeland of Switzerland, is resident at the Kaufleuten in Zurich, and can proudly claim to have played for and with stars such as Tinie Tempah, Will.I.Am. Akon, Dirty South, Lil Jon, Ludacris and Snoop Dogg.

According to his profile, Cruz is ‘ambitious, extraordinarily talented and with his jam-packed agenda off to conquer an ever-expanding international clubbing circuit’.

So ahead of his appearance, we asked DJ Cruz to have a rummage through his record bag and deliver his top 10 tracks.

1. Aluna George – You Know You Like It (Tchami Remix)
Tchami has a unique sound and has been putting out quality. I love his twist on this.

2. Baauer & RL Grime – Infinite Daps
Dropping this track in my sets is so much fun, it’s special and gets the people going with a massive kick and bass.

3. Anna Lunoe – Breathe
A beautiful track I either play at the beginning of the night or later on. The simple but catchy vocal gives a great flow and the groove is on.

4. Don Diablo  – Got Me Thinkin’

5. Demons (Dzeko Rmx)Imagine Dragons

6. Martin Ikin – I Know

7. DJ Snake – Turn Down for What
Massive club banger by my homie DJ Snake who had a huge 2013 and will get even bigger this year.

8. Disclosure – You & Me (Flume Remix)
Flume is on top of the game right now and I love listening to his music, not only in the club but pretty much everywhere.

9. Drake – Trophies
It’s nice to see Drake putting out this sort of stuff. It will definitely be in my set for Mo*vida Dubai.

10. DJ Cruz – #LMSTFS
One of my own, released in 2013. I made it my opener for all the Main Stage/Festival bookings I get.

For more information on DJ Cruz, visit his official site.

Mo*Vida, Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (04) 386 6844. Metro: Financial Centre.