Despite being at the top of the techno tree for a decade now, Umek (Uros Umek to his nearest and dearest) firmly believes 2010 to have been his best year to date.
He was named Beatport's best techno artist, his second artist album, 'Responding to Dynamics', was critically acclaimed, his recent release 'OMGWTF' topped the Beatport download chart - the first time a release of his has achieved this honour - and, And, AND, he finally fell in love with Ibiza.
"I did a lot of great music and remixes that have been accepted among my colleagues and music professionals, as well as the audience," he affirms. "And this year's experience in Space with Carl really changed my perspective on the White Isle."
He also believes his darling techno to be in particularly rude health.
"The scene has become more versatile in sounds and sub-genres than it used to be in the last couple of years and I believe we'll see the progress of this trend in the next year."
More of the same for Umek, then.