DJ Vibe is celebrating 25 years behind the decks this year and he's feeling pretty settled.
"I don't remember anything exceptionally new for me this year," he says. "Of course, music styles change every month as well technology. The latter is where my enjoyment has come in the last 12 months."
The former Underground Sound of Lisbon producer (with Rui Da Silva) - who had a huge club hit with 'So Get Up' in the mid-'90s - is currently excited about Logic 8 and Serato, with the digital music controller changing not just the way he buys music but also the way he programmes his sets. He matches Serato with three CDJs, Cycloops and the FX1000 to get truly creative in the mix, all of which suits his big room sound.
Those rooms have been as big as Twilo Miami for the WMC and Lux in Lisbon's 8th anniversary party - "One of the best parties in the last year".
In addition to his time in clubs, Vibe recorded the last volume of the 'Global Grooves' CD trilogy and a Canadian compilation representing his Stereo residency in Montreal. The massive 'Mosquito Polen', under the name Casa Grande, finally hit vinyl with a follow up due this month. A track with Fauvrelle and a remix of Peter Bailey's 'Bring It On' are due before Christmas.