They don't come much harder-working than Sander Van Doorn. This year, by his own admission, he has raised the bar just a little bit higher, testing himself and his infinite capabilities in the process.
"This has been my biggest year ever. I've had a fantastic time breaking new territories, an incredible response to my music and the growth of my Dusk Till Doorn series," he gushes.
Tapping into North and South America at the beginning of 2010, later releasing the first compilation mix album in the Dusk Till Doorn concept, performing to gargantuan crowds at Electric Zoo, Trance Energy and Beyond Wonderland, and popping the question to his girlfriend are all personal bests for the Dutch don.
"My career goes from strength-to-strength and I'm grateful for all of the things that have happened over the last couple of years. I am amazed with the fans' support once again this year," Sander explains.
But in the crazy, hazy world of tech house and trance, sometimes it's the smaller, less obvious parties that really stick in the mind.
"One of the most funny and spontaneous things happened this year when I ended up at the Sensation after-party in Belgium, being invited by Sebastian Ingrosso to do a back-to-back using the music from his CD wallet. I wasn't expecting that!" Sander laughs.
Next year sees the release of another album, continued touring of the Dusk Till Doorn show and well, more of the above.