Binary Finary

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Binary Finary
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Binary Finary
Background information
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Epic trance
Years active 1997–present
Members Matt Laws
Stuart Matheson
Sasha Vatoff

Binary Finary are a British trance act originally comprising Matt Laws and Stuart Matheson, who were later joined by Sasha Vatoff who acts as DJ and live performer.[1] They are best known for the dance hit single "1998", especially for the Paul van Dyk and Gouryella remixes, which charted in many countries. The song was remixed numerous times under the title of the year the remix was produced ("1999" and "2000" etc.), many of which were popular. In the UK, "1998" reached a peak position of #24[2] in the UK Singles Chart whereas "1999" just missed the Top 10, stalling at #11.[2]

1999 was quite fittingly the final song played on BBC Radio One of the 20th Century. It was started at 11.57pm and played into January the 1st 2000 only to be faded out over the bells of Big Ben.

On 1 May 2006, they released a collection of 16 tracks written over their eight years sabbatical under the general title The Lost Tracks.[3] This album is available only for download.

Binary Finary are also featured in a Shiny Toy Guns song, When Did This Storm Begin?

"1998" was covered by Indie group Peace in the song, 1998 (Delicious).

Stuart also appeared in the Bafta nominated Channel 4 reality TV series called Faking it (Series 4, 2002) in the episode from 'Web Surfer To Wave Surfer'.

On New Year's Eve 2009/2010 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne at Sensation, they launched the 'Binary Finary LIVE' show, using original material and re-makes of classic dance tracks.

In 2009 Stuart officially joined the US based electronica group 'Spanking Machine'.

In 2009 Stuart remixed Aria Award Winning Bertie Blackman, on her track 'Byrds of Prey'.

On 26 April 2010, Binary Finary re-released a '2010' remix package of their track '1998' through Armada Music.

On 30 September 2013, Binary Finary re-released a '15th Anniversary Edition' remix package of their track '1998' through Armada Music.


  1. ^ Binary Finary discography at Discogs
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (20 May 2005). Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and Albums (18th ed.). Guinness World Records Limited. p. 63. ISBN 1-904994-00-8. 
  3. ^ "Binary Finary Recordings". Retrieved 2008-02-25. 

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