Matt Darey

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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 53)
Leicester, England
GenresTrance, EDM
LabelsArmada Music
WebsiteOfficial Website

Matthew Jonathan Darey (born 29 November 1968)[1] is an English trance music producer and performer. Darey has sold over two million albums and singles with numerous top 10 and top 20 chart hits.[2]

Music career[edit]

Darey was born in Leicester, England.[3] Some of his earliest solo work was under the name Lost Tribe, releasing the EP The Distant Voices in 1997.[4] The single "Gamemaster" reached number 24 on the UK Singles Chart in 1999.[5][6][7]

In addition to production and remixing work for other artists, Darey began releasing music under his own name in 2004.[8] In 2005 he debuted a new show on Digitally Imported called Nocturnal, which became a weekly show the following year.[9][10] His 2007 single "Beautiful Day: reached the top 25 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music Club Play and hitting the Top 20 on the Hot Dance Airplay chart in the United States.[11]

Darey owns a record label, Darey Products, featuring releases from himself and upcoming artists.[12] In 2015 he changed his stage name to Matt Nouveau to signal a change in musical direction.[citation needed] He currently hosts a monthly Internet radio show on Digitally Imported's European Trance station.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums and EPs[edit]

  • Lost TribeThe Distant Voices EP (1997 – Hooj Choons)
  • 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 Darey's side project Urban
  • Matt Darey pres. Urban Astronauts feat. Kate Louise Smith – See The Sun (Remixes) (9 November 2009; Nocturnal Global)
  • Blossom & Decay (3 August 2012)

Singles[edit]

  • Li Kwan – "Point Zero" (1994) No. 51 UK (with "I Need A Man")[14]
  • Space Baby – "Free Your Mind" (1995) No. 55 UK[15]
  • Lost Tribe – "Gamemaster" (1999 – Hooj Choons) No. 24 UK[16]
  • "Liberation" (1999) No. 19 UK[17]
  • M3 – "Bailamos" (1999) No. 40 UK[18]
  • Melt featuring Little Ms Marcie – "Hard House Music" (2000) No. 59 UK[19]
  • Sunburst – "Eyeball (Eyeball Paul's Theme)" (2000) No. 48 UK[20]
  • Matt Darey presents DSP – "From Russia with Love" (2000 – Liquid Asset) No. 40 UK[17]
  • MDM – "Mash It Up" No. 66 UK[21]
  • "Liberation (Fly Like An Angel)" (2001)
  • "Beautiful" (2002, with Marcella Woods) No. 10 UK[17]
  • "U Shine On" / "Moody" (2002, with Marcella Woods – Incentive Records) No. 34 UK[17]
  • Lost Tribe – "Gamemaster" (2003 remake of the 1999 single – Liquid Asset) No. 61 UK[16]
  • 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)

Selected remixes[edit]

Selected album appearances[edit]

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

Video games[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marisa Brown (29 November 1968). "Matt Darey | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Interview with Matt Darey". 1mix.co.uk. Retrieved 4 August 2014.
  3. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (2000). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Nineties Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 112/3. ISBN 0-7535-0427-8.
  4. ^ Rene T. A. Lysloff, ed. (2003). Music and Technoculture. Wesleyan. pp. 380. ISBN 978-0-8195-6514-3.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 330. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ Betts, Graham (2006). Complete UK Hit Singles 1952-2006. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-720077-1. MATT DAREY UK dance producer / instrumentalist who has also remixed for the likes of ATB , Moloko and Gabrielle . Darey also recorded as Sunburst and Space Baby , as a member of Lost Tribe , and with Marcella Woods and Michael Woods as ...
  7. ^ "LOST TRIBE | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  8. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Biography: Matt Darey". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". www.digitallyimported.com. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 13 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "DI Calendar". 5 February 2007. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Matt Darey". Billboard. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  12. ^ Michael Ta (2005). "Don Jackson – Focused and Headstrong". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 4 July 2010.
  13. ^ Matt Darey - Pure Trance, retrieved 26 September 2021
  14. ^ "LI KWAN | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Official Charts.
  15. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 517. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  16. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 330. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 336. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  19. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 360. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  20. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 540. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  21. ^ 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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