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Best known for:
Tune of the year:
Nick Sentience 'Nocturnal'
Gig of 2010:
BAT 2 in Argentina
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Best new club visited this year:
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
No time to listen to anything other than dance!
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Valium, laptop, laptop charger
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Liam Neeson (his role in Taken was very cool)
Best thing about being a DJ:
The chance to travel and experience other cultures
Best end-of-the-night tune:
'Us' by me!
"I've been travelling a ridiculous amount in the past year and I'm totally loving it!" says Simon Patterson in his lilting Northern Irish accent, in spite of already admitting his sleep patterns are jet-lagged to fuck and he's run out of valium. "It can be hard with the lack of sleep, but I'm used to that now - it's completely amazing seeing all these other cultures all the time." Which is a big part of why he's so happy to be part of a dance genre with such a far global reach. "Trance is so popular, especially in areas like South America, China and all over Europe. It's pretty overwhelming." Not only that, but Patterson feels like the trance crowds just keep getting more and more passionate. "The trance thing has really erupted and the crowds are more enthusiastic. I've played at loads of big events to bigger and bigger numbers of people and been constantly on the road travelling to the next gig." Simon's top live gigs for the past year have included playing at Global Gathering, God's Kitchen, EGC and Nocturnal in LA, but his highlight was Trance Energy. "I've got loads of tracks ready to be released on my new label, Night Vision, and I'm building up a big collection of tracks ready to put out there," he says. "Looking back, every weekend is kind of a blur, but I'm going to keep going!"