After narrowly missing out on last year's Top 100, John O'Callaghan pulled out all the stops to make the grade in 2008. And the man responsible for the in-demand remix of Armin's 'If You Should Go' and the club destroying 'Big Sky' has pulled it off. It's been a year packed full of highlights for the big room trancer. From a rare extended set to 3000 Argentineans at Big One in Buenos Aries, to a series of standout gigs at John's beloved Inside Out in Scotland, it's been a hectic, but successful year for the Irishman. Not content with rocking crowds across the world, John has also been busy in the studio working on his new album. "I'm about half way through now and it's coming together really well," he tells DJmag. "I've recently switched over to a new studio so that has slowed things down somewhat, but it will be well worth it in the end!" Next on the radar for John is the Godskitchen tour of Australia alongside Sander van Doorn and John O'Bir, a prospect he is relishing. "I haven't been to Australia for three years but I'm really looking forward to going back. I keep getting emails from fans over there asking when I'm coming back. The Australian scene is really healthy at the moment. The clubbers know their trance and it has a massive following."