It was a bit of a landmark day for me yesterday - my 30th birthday. 'It's just a number' they say. I'll spare you the rest of the mental anguish that I put myself through as I said goodbye to my 20s and just give you a bit of insight into how I celebrated my big day.
On the eve of my birthday (the 22nd) we were in a small town called Wanaka where rather bizarely, one of my favourite DJs was playing (a New Zealander called Recloose who wrote a track called 'Dust' which I often play in my DJ sets). Back home in London, Recloose fills major live music venues, but in his home territory he was playing at a cheesy pub in a town with only 3,000 residents. Despite the humble setting, he played a fantastic funk/disco set and at midnight he picked up the microphone and announced to the whole venue that it was my birthday. This was how I entered my 30s.