Matt Darey – Biography 2012
BLOSSOM AND DECAY release AUGUST 2012
Often described as one of the original podcast pioneers of the global dance scene, Matt Darey is on the cusp of cult status. He has long been recognized as a world class DJ/Producer, remixer, tastemaker, and radio personality. With his open personality, he also has been able to maintain a special long term connection with his fans and fellow global DJ’s alike. With over 300,000 subscribers to his weekly podcast and an estimated 3 million listeners tuning into his syndicated radio show, Matt Darey and his Nocturnal show have become a global brand. Matt’s weekly shows are now broadcast on 150 stations worldwide where he consistently showcases a wonderful blend of electro, progressive house, breaks and trance. Long renowned for bringing a truly international and unique flavor to his sets, Matt has become an influence on music and fans through his touring, radio shows, social media outlets and his own original tracks. Its true that Matt's touring schedule has grown over the last few years, but he still makes sure when he has a chance to go home, he is back at his studio, which has virtually become ground zero for Matt's creative process which includes new music and productions. The weekly radio show started off as little more than a hobby, but soon after officially branding it as Matt Darey’s Nocturnal for radio and podcasts, Matt realized the show presented an great opportunity to shine a light onto new and emerging talent. Every two hour show has featured guest sets from the most famous electronic DJs/artists to the newest talents straight out of his or her bedroom. Matt's excellent and varied taste in music is perhaps what has made him so accessible to his fans and to all genres of music.
Since beginning his career, Matt has worn the hat of DJ, producer, musician and program director. Matt has sold over two million albums and singles with numerous top 10 and top 20 chart hits. He is a part of a new kind of electronic artist that cross-pollinates the subgenres of dance much like Morgan Page, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Kaskade, Nervo, and Sharam to name a few.He has proven himself to be a chameleon of sound, producing a variety of releases from breaks to house to trance and progressive to experimental. As August approaches and kicks the Summer of 2012 into full gear, Matt Darey will release his first ever debut album of all original tracks on the Armada Music Label, entitled BLOSSOM & DECAY. ‘Blossom & Decay’ is the culmination of all Matt's years of playing, producing and writing music. His passion for the groove, his inate feel for melody and love for deep progressive music are clearly evident from the first opening song. The album is a well planned musical journey with ups , downs, the ever present beat and great songwriting. Featuring vocals by incredible singers such as Kate Louise Smith, Leah, Ashley Tomberlin, Kirsty Thirsk, Sir Adrian and others. Matt Darey’s album is full of lush collaborations, pumping remixes and genre bending originals. BLOSSOM AND DECAY should delight long time edm fans as well as the newer and younger recruits to Electronic Music.