Irish trance A-lister John O'Callaghan describes his 2010 as one featuring "a lot of new adventures". With his Subculture label thriving, John's crew took to staging Subculture nights, with the homecoming gig at the Tripod in Dublin a particular highlight.
John also describes Argentina and South America in general as "immense, with really welcoming crowds in really special places".
His tracks 'Striker' and 'Desert Orchid' were big in trance this year, and his Subculture double-CD mix album has just hit the stores. John also has a new studio partner of sorts - his one-year-old son Jack, who he lovingly describes banging the keys in the studio.
"He loves it," he beams.
John considers the state of trance as still very strong.
"I could play out different tunes every week, and there's a new breed coming through who will smash it in the next five years - Ummet Ozcan from Holland and Ben Gold, especially."