Matt Darey

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Matt Darey
Birth name Matthew Jonathan Darey
Also known as 8-Bit Trip, Bi Boy Action Squad, DSP, Li Kwan, Mash Up, MDM, One Little Arab, Paul Austin, Space Baby, Sunburst, Tekara, Xstasia
Born (1968-11-29) 29 November 1968 (age 46)
Leicester, England
Genres Trance music, electronic dance music
Labels Armada Music
Associated acts Lost Tribe, Marcella Woods
Website Official Website

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] Matt has sold over two million albums and singles with numerous top 10 and top 20 chart hits.[3]

Career[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

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.

  1. Voice of an Angel (Michael Woods vs. Matt Darey Remix)
  2. Electro Buzz
  3. Nocturnal Delight
  1. Li Kwan – Point Zero (Matt Darey Mix)
  2. Liberation 2004 (Darey vs. Woods Mix) (Listed as track 4)
  3. Lost Tribe – Possessed (Matt Darey Mix) (Listed as track 5)
  4. Lost Tribe – Gamemaster (Michael Woods Mix) (Listed as track 2)
  5. Marcella Woods – Beautiful (Original Mix) (Listed as track 3)
  6. Nocturnal Delight (Sandler Mix)

This EP also includes videos for "Beautiful" and "U Shine On".

  • Decade (2004; also released a 200-copy limited-edition version)
  1. Li Kwan – Point Zero (2004 remake)
  2. Moody
  3. Nocturnal Delight (Sandler Remix)
  4. Lost Tribe – Gamemaster (Michael Woods Mix)
  5. Electro Buzz
  6. Lost Tribe – Possessed (Matt Darey Vocoder Mix)
  7. Nocturnal Delight (Matt Darey Mix)
  8. Adam White – Ballerina (Duberina Mix)
  9. DSP – Intoxicate
  10. DSP – From Russia With Love (Solar Stone Mix)
  11. Matt Darey & Marcella Woods – Beautiful (Matt Darey Original Mix)
  12. Matt Darey & Marcella Woods – Liberation (Ferry Corsten Mix)
  13. Matt Darey & Marcella Woods – Voice of an Angel
  14. Matt Darey & Marcella Woods – Liberation (2004 Chilled Mix)
  • Urban Astronauts – EP1 (31 March 2008; Koch Records) The debut EP from Matt Darey's new rocktronica project Urban Astronauts is to be released featuring 3 singles:
  1. This Way
  2. No Submission
  3. Animal
  • Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Remixes) (9 November 2009; Nocturnal Global) The first release on Matt Darey's new label called Nocturnal Global, which is an extension of his Nocturnal radio show:
  1. See The Sun (Aurosonic Remix)
  2. See The Sun (Schodt Remix)
  3. See The Sun (Moonbeam Remix)
  • Blossom & Decay (3 August 2012)
  1. Matt Darey & Aeron Aether feat. Cath Porter – Blossom & Decay (05:08)
  2. Matt Darey feat. Leah – Hold Your Breath (04:46)
  3. Matt Darey & Aeron Aether feat. Ridgewalkers – Chasing The Sun (05:13)
  4. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – I Still Remember (MuseArtic Album Version) (04:46)
  5. Matt Darey & Stan Kolev feat. Aelyn – Follow You (03:48)
  6. Matt Darey feat. Erica Driscoll – Too Far (03:39)
  7. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – Still Waters (Colorless Album Version) (03:39)
  8. Matt Darey feat. Ashley Tomberlin – Lost At Sea (Luiz B Album Version) (04:13)
  9. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – Red Is Rising (Aeron Aether Album Version) (04:41)
  10. Matt Darey & Aeron Aether feat. Tiff Lacey – Into The Blue (04:22)
  11. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Aurosonic Album Version) (03:24)
  12. Matt Darey feat. Kristy Thirsk – Black Flowers (Josh Gabriel Album Version) (03:57)
  13. Matt Darey & Stan Kolev feat. Poli Hubavenska – Attitude (03:46)
  14. Matt Darey – Hold On (05:20)
  15. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – Black Canyon (Taurus & Vaggeli Album Version) (03:46)
  16. Matt Darey feat. Sir Adrian – Reality Bites (Sebastian Krieg Album Version) (03:36)
  17. Matt Darey feat. Kate Louise Smith – Crown Of Thorns (Aurosonic Album Version) (03:33)

Singles[edit]

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)

Remixes[edit]

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 albums[edit]

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 games[edit]

  • N-Gen Racing Game soundtrack

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marisa Brown (1968-11-29). "Matt Darey | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Biography: Matt Darey". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Matt Darey". 1mix.co.uk. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  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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