2013 has mainly been about production for Matt Darey. The long time producer of main room prog sounds finally decided the time was right to make his debut album, 'Blossom & Decay'. As well as that, he also turned out his first remix in years after making his name with them in the ‘90s before focussing on his own material.
“I wanted to start remixing again ‘cause I kinda miss it,” he says. “But I’m being very selective. I love rock bands so it was a good place to start with 30 Seconds to Mars.”
In the wake of the debut album, Darey has been exploring a new sound and has fallen in love with lots of contemporary deep house. “I started off in a guitar band, then made drum & bass, then big house in 1993, then breakbeat, then trance and progressive. I’m taking all this production experience and putting it all into the melting pot, so to speak.”
As well as lots more remixes, a second album and more touring ahead, Matt continues to do his weekly Nocturnal Sunrise podcast each week and recently passed the 400 episodes mark... a fair commitment for someone as busy as him. </span></p>