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Matt Darey
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Position: 
68

Questions Top100 DJs 2011 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:09

Style: 
Progressive house.
Best known for: 
“Nocturnal Radio and vocal prog house/trance.”
Tune of the year: 
Diddy feat Skylar Grey 'Dirty Money Coming Home'.”
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011: 
KhoMha
What's the future of DJing: 
Rosy.
Favourite app: 
Skype, to keep me in touch with all the peeps I meet on my travels.
Discovery of the year: 
“Rock climbing - perfect antidote for a crazy weekend.”
Rediscovery of the year: 
“Steve Angello 'KNAS (Original Mix)
Awkward Moment: 
.” Awkward moment? “Caught being naughty on YouTube by my agent.”
Style or substance: 
“Substance.”
Pet Hate: 
“Closed minds.”
Matt Darey is widely recognized for his weekly Nocturnal podcast broadcast across 35 countries, which was nominated for the Best Podcast at Miami's Winter Music Conference and for Best Radio Mix Show at the International Dance Music Awards. Regularly attracting the likes of Sasha, Tiësto and Paul Van Dyk for guest mixes, Darey's eclectic selection covers a lot of ground. “The boundaries have been blurred for some time and it helps keep things fresh,” Matt says. “I'm always looking out for new music that takes influences from multiple genres.” Active in the trance scene since 1994 and perhaps best known for his work in the 'Euphoria' series, Darey's sets at UK clubs such as Gatecrasher and Slinky don't follow a one-dimensional template. “I kinda fit into a few categories depending on the kind of crowd I'm spinning to,””he reckons. “I play a lot of house, prog house and some trance-influenced [stuff], vocals, big breakdowns; mainly my own music nowadays,” he explains. This open-mindedness extends to the marketing of dance, as he tells us. “Commercial EDM feeds the underground with fresh clubbers discovering underground dance music for the first time, not a bad thing.” With his debut artist album ready for release, Matt has no intention of keeping his feet on the ground. “I'd love to be the first DJ to travel into space, so if anyone out there has the right connection, hit me up!” DAVID MCCARTHY

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