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Questions Top100 DJs 2010 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:28

Progressive house and a little bit of everything
Best known for: 
I've been around for years making club tracks. This year, it's tracks like 'See the Sun' and my Nocturnal Radio show
Tune of the year: 
Crookers feat Roisin Murphy 'Royal T (Foamo Remix)'. It's a banger!
Gig of 2010: 
Denver, Colorado, USA. I love that city!
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010: 
Aeron Aether is my fave new producer
Best new club visited this year: 
That flying saucer club, Area 51 in Pune, India
Favourite non-dance album of 2010: 
I made my own playlist of classic chillout
Essential three suitcase tour items: 
CDs, laptop and cans
Which actor would play you in a film of your life: 
Johnny Depp
Best thing about being a DJ: 
You get to party all the time
Best end-of-the-night tune: 
Lazy Jay 'Float My Boat (Moguai Remix)'

Clever clogs Matt Darey has tapped into the Indian dance scene. Though there aren't many DJs that would even consider venturing there. "I did a Nocturnal show out there in Bangalore, thought we'd get maybe a few hundred people cos it was unexplored territory. Ended up filling the Bangalore palace grounds. The police let us stay open till 2am, pretty much unheard of in a country where you're lucky to be spinning past 11.30 pm before the police crash the party," he explains. However, despite his tanned complexion, Matt isn't just chasing the sun. In fact, he's hoping to find a residency near the Rockies this year, "so I can spend all winter out there on the slopes. I like snowboarding, skydiving and hanging out with peeps I meet on the road," he beams. This year, he has notched up four months touring the US ("I have a great connection with the clubbers out there"), and he has released euphoric anthems 'See The Sun', 'Black Flowers', 'Lost At Sea' and 'Canyon' as well as a double album. Which begs the question, has he achieved everything he set out to do this year? To which his reply reveals, "I didn't really set any goals, just cruising along doing my own thing and enjoying the ride."