With a debut solo album and a successful summer in Ibiza, it's been a massive year for this half of the HeavensGate partnership, here in the Top 100 as a solo player for the first time. "I'm half and half on it!" he says of his lonely appearance. "Of course Woody deserved to be in, but on the other side it's a great thing to be in the list as a solo artist." Although M.O.R.P.H. is better known for his collaborations, 2009 has been the year he hit the big time on his own, not least with his long-awaited album 'Purple Audio', a long-player that had tracks to spare. "After mixing down the whole thing, there were even a few productions left!" he says. "They simply didn't fit the concept. But an album is not a piece of cake, I can tell you that!" Yet the year didn't start and end with 'Purple Audio' and its tour - of which Cream, Amnesia and Circus, Montreal were highlights. Huge events were like a magnet to Alex's big trance sound, with his HeavensGate parties the cream of the crop. "There's always a special feeling and atmosphere," he says. Looks like, with or without company, the events are just going to get bigger.