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Matthew Jonathan "Matt" Darey (born 29 November 1968)[1] is an English trance music producer and a member of Lost Tribe. He is known for his work in the Euphoria trance series and for 'Gamemaster' (as Lost Tribe) and his remixes of Agnelli & Nelson's "El Niño". In 2005, his first major US albums, an EP, Point Zero (featuring the Li Kwan song of the same name), and a double album, Upfront Trance, were released.[2] Darey has sold over two million albums and singles with numerous top 10 and top 20 chart hits.[3]

Matt Darey
Birth nameMatthew Jonathan Darey
Also known as8-Bit Trip, Bi Boy Action Squad, DSP, Li Kwan, Lost Tribe, Mash Up, MDM, One Little Arab, Paul Austin, Space Baby, Sunburst, Tekara, Urban Astronauts, Xstasia
Born (1968-11-29) 29 November 1968 (age 50)
Leicester, England
GenresTrance music, electronic dance music
LabelsArmada Music
Associated actsLost Tribe, Marcella Woods
WebsiteOfficial Website

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CareerEdit

Darey frequently performs his trance sets at UK clubs such as Gatecrasher and Slinky, and over the internet through a monthly show on Digitally Imported's European Trance station. On 13 August 2005, he debuted a new show on Digitally Imported called Nocturnal, which became a weekly show in April 2006.[4][5]

His single "Beautiful Day", featuring Antoine & Marcia Juell, became a club hit in the US, reaching the Top 25 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music Club Play and hitting the Top 20 on the Hot Dance Airplay chart.

Darey owns a record label, Darey Products, featuring releases from himself and upcoming artists.[6]

Darey wrote and produced the raga house track by Orgasmatron entitled "Rock The Disco", which was released on Universal Records in 1997.

In the end of 2015, he made the decision to change his stage name to Matt Nouveau, due to the deeper style of music he produces now.

DiscographyEdit

Albums and EPsEdit

These are the albums that Matt Darey has released under his own name, as opposed to the albums by 'various artists' that he has mixed.

  • Voice of an Angel EP (2004, Incentive Records)
  • Point Zero EP (2005, Water Music Records)
  • Decade (2004; also released a 200-copy limited-edition version)
  • Urban Astronauts – EP1 (31 March 2008; Koch Records) The debut EP from Matt Darey's new rocktronica project Urban
  • Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Remixes) (9 November 2009; Nocturnal Global) The
  • Blossom & Decay (3 August 2012)

SinglesEdit

Note: Most of these are currently out of print.

  • Li Kwan – "Point Zero" (1994)
  • Space Baby – "Free Your Mind" (1995) No. 55 UK[7]
  • Lost TribeThe Distant Voices EP (1997 – Hooj Choons)
  • Lost Tribe – "Gamemaster" (1999 – Hooj Choons) No. 24 UK[8]
  • "Liberation" (1999) No. 19 UK[9]
    • This is the first track that Darey released under his own name. This version of "Liberation (Fly Like an Angel)" included two mixes by Ferry Corsten, one by Darey, and the original mix. Darey has since made new mixes of the song almost annually, and he includes the year of the remix in the title.
  • M3 – "Bailamos" (1999) No. 40 UK[10]
  • Melt featuring Little Ms Marcie – "Hard House Music" (2000) No. 59 UK[11]
  • Sunburst – "Eyeball (Eyeball Paul's Theme)" (2000) No. 48 UK[12]
  • Matt Darey presents DSP – "From Russia with Love" (2000 – Liquid Asset) No. 40 UK[9]
  • MDM – "Mash It Up" No. 66 UK[13]
  • "Liberation (Fly Like An Angel)" (2001)
  • "Beautiful" (2002, with Marcella Woods) No. 10 UK[9]
  • "U Shine On" / "Moody" (2002, with Marcella Woods – Incentive Records) No. 34 UK[9]
  • Lost Tribe – "Gamemaster" (2003 remake of the 1999 single – Liquid Asset) No. 61 UK[8]
  • Lost Tribe – "Possessed" (2004 – Darey Products)
  • "Electro Buzz" (2003 – Incentive Records)
  • "Voice of An Angel" (2003 – Incentive Records)
  • "Nocturnal Delight" (2004 – Incentive Records)
  • "Liberation 2005" (2005; 2 CDs with 13 remixes of the song – Darey Products)
  • "Eternity" (2005 – Darey Products)
  • "Always" (2006, featuring Tiff Lacey – Darey Products)
  • "Beautiful Day" (2007, (featuring Antoine and Marcia Juell)
  • "Sum of All Fears" (2007, featuring Tiff Lacey – Darey Products)
  • "Animal" (2008, with Urban Astronauts)
  • "Hold Your Breath" featuring Leah – Armada Music (2012)
  • "I Will Follow You" with Stan Kolev featuring Aelyn – Armada Music (2012)

RemixesEdit

Matt Darey is a prolific remixer using a number of aliases. His mixes have featured on many chart releases including, but not limited to:

Compilation albumsEdit

These are some of the compilation albums that Darey has mixed, aside from the ones that he released under his own name.

  • Ibiza Euphoria (1999)
  • Pure Euphoria
  • The Very Best of Euphoria (2002, mixed by Darey)
  • Upfront Trance double album (2005, Water Music Records)
  • Ultimate Trance (Mixed by Darey) (2005)
  • Nocturnal album (Mixed by Darey) (September 2007)
  • Nocturnal 2010 double album (Mixed by Darey) (May 2010)

Video gamesEdit

  • N-Gen Racing Game soundtrack

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marisa Brown (29 November 1968). "Matt Darey | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Biography: Matt Darey". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Interview with Matt Darey". 1mix.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  4. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070928051102/http://www.digitallyimported.com/calendar/event.php?event=1959. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2005. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ [1] Archived 5 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Michael Ta (2005). "Don Jackson – Focused and Headstrong". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  7. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 517. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  8. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 330. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  9. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 140. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  10. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 336. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 360. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 540. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  13. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 335. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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