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Chuckie - fine purveyor of 'dirty Dutch' house music - has had a mega-busy year, but the Top 100 question about pet hates has him sharing the borderline racist attitudes he often has to face when flying around the world. “I have it all the time when I'm at the airport, I'm always the one that happens to be the 'random pick' for a heavy search through my bags,” he says. “One time there was a guy on the same flight that asked the flight attendant to double-check my seat number because he couldn't believe that I was flying business class too!”
The sometime BBC Radio 1 man has been on the road most of the year, playing gigs like Creamfields (Australia), Sensation and Identity festivals and his residencies at Pacha Ibiza, Lavo New York, Marquee Las Vegas and Liv Miami. As detailed below, he had no idea his music was doing so well in places like Mexico. “And to be honest, I felt like a little rock star that night!” Chuckie chuckles. “Ha ha ha!”
Chuckie's also been in love with his studio again in the last year. “I've been working on my album with some amazing artists,” he teases. “Get ready!