They don't come much more committed to the ones and twos than Wigan lad Eddie Halliwell. He continues to sideline production work to ensure he doesn't miss a deck-based trick.
"If things had stayed analogue, I might have put my time into the studio, but because things have been changing I want to make sure my finger stays on the pulse," he says.
During this last year, Halliwell has been concentrating on pimping the Cream residency to any territory that hasn't yet been chartered.
"We've been targeting America heavily. As it's such a vast place, you've just got to stick at it. I've particularly enjoyed South America and Brazil."
His return to his Cream residency at Ibiza club Amnesia culminated in his second Ibiza album for the club this year. "That was a real buzz," recalls Eddie. "This time I had the opportunity to do two CDs, giving me a great platform from which to express myself. One's basically a full-fire attack and the other is filled with more alternative music."
Halliwell also recently celebrated the first birthday of his Radio 1 show.
"I'm over the moon about that," he beams. "I get sent so much good music, which in turn has opened me up to so many new producers that I might not have heard otherwise."