Where do you feel you fit into the dance scene? Do you feel less restricted by genre cos you’re so big?
I'm not that big am I?! I try to watch what I eat... Ha ha! I think the main thing about what I play is, I just play what I like so it doesn't have to fit into a specific genre. I mean there's a lot of records which crossover into different genres and are being played by different DJs which is good for the scene. Whereas before you'd have, you know, maybe the techno guys playing one style, the trance guys, progressive, house DJs... It's all good, all good.
The fact that this year I've been all around the world, and the club scene is very healthy y'know, downloads are really starting to pick up, people are starting to buy music online, which was always a bit of a worry for people in the industry cos for someone producing music, they wanna make sure they're gonna earn a living from it. And clubs are really starting to be busy. Not starting, but there was a little bit of a dip, probably 18 months ago, when it seemed a little stagnant, but you need those dips to appreciate when it's good. If clubbing was at this constant high you would never realise, it's as good as it is. So you need those points when it's a bit… shit! Also it gives the promoters and the DJs a kick up the arse, cos when things are good people get complacent they think, “Ah, I'll just turn up, it's busy”, or the club owner's like, “I'll just open the doors, I don't need to try so hard”. What it does is creates an element where they have to work hard to earn their money which it should cos people pay their money to come in, it should be good quality.