Leicester-born Darey first made his name as a trance producer in 1994, while at university, and became well known for his work for the 'Euphoria' series. He produced a long list of hit trance records and remixes, including Binary Finary's '1998', ATB's 'Til I Come' and Grace's 'Not Over Yet'. Then he took a few years off and reinvented himself as a DJing all-rounder.
"I wasn't really a DJ before, it was more of a hobby," he says. "If you take it seriously, you need to be able to play all different styles."
Now he's the man behind the Nocturnal podcast, which has become one of the biggest syndicated dance shows in the world, broadcasting each weekend on 116 FM stations, across 36 countries. The show focuses on more than just trance, taking in "electro, progressive, breaks, a little bit of everything". Guests on the show have included Sasha, TiÃ«sto, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold and Ferry Corsten.
Darey is also responsible for the Nocturnal parties, which this year have toured all over the USA, Australia, China, Brazil, Mexico and Europe. He's just released the debut 'Nocturnal' compilation; he runs his own label, Darey Products; and is currently working on a new artist album in a whole new "rocktronica" style.