2012 will bring major change along with high quality electronic dance music. Young Russian musician Arty will foster the rookie class of talented DJs. With huge singles like Around The World, Kate, and Mozart under his belt in 2011, you can bet his sound will get even bigger. He has gained support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Avicii, and much more. Jumping over 50 spots on the DJ Mag chart up to 25 is a portrayal of Artymania among the EDM scene. Touring heavily and preparing some big releases, Arty is just being himself – a talented producer and DJ. With so much hype around him, it is safe to say the man is living up to every word spoken. We caught up with Arty in NYC for an interview where the youngster opens up about his musical life.
BDL & Arty
Last time here you played NYE with Avicii, How was it to be apart of the New Years Eve party here?
It was so amazing; it was one of the best shows I’ve ever had. The crowd was really great and so was the vibe. Seeing 10,000 jumping around was really cool.
What do you do prepare for your shows, especially a bigger show like NYE?
Every DJ who is playing such a big event is trying to be prepared. I was 100% prepared for the show. I knew what I was going to play but there was a difference in my set between what I had prepared and what I had ended up playing. Avicii had a show in Niagra Falls before so he delayed for 30 minutes, so I played for 2 hours.
How did you get into music and at what point did you realize it would become so big?
It was a long way. It began from my musical school. I took Piano lessons for 7 years. It was a great experience that has helped me in terms of production. It wasn’t easy; I played everyday for a few hours. It was so crazy and so hard for me but I got it now and I’m so happy.
What are your thoughts on jumping 50 spots up the DJ Mag ranking at 25 this year?
I was pretty happy because this is a result of the fans appreciation. They give you their votes to put you on a high level. It shows me how the fans are cool to me. It wasn’t a super big deal to me placing in any spot but it says a lot about the fans.
So we first heard your new track, Trio, at Madison Square Garden from SHM – what can you tell me about that track and when can we see it drop?
I made this track with Matisse & Sadko. I had ideas about the tracks melody, drop, and breakdown. I sent it over to the guys and they make a top melody that fit so well with original track so we made it collaboration. First thing that I did was send the track to Axwell. He really liked the track and signed it to Axtone. It is going to release close to March or April. I’m pretty sure it will release soon; I hope so. I think Axwell is trying to find the vocals for it – I don’t know how that’s going right now. Everybody is waiting for it and it will be a big track.
I always ask artists who they think will blow up in 2012, and a lot of they time they say Arty. How does all this hype make you feel and what veterans have been reaching out to you?
In my opinion Matt Zo has his own style that noone can do in the same way. He is very unique right now. He sent me some new music that sound really amazing. Also I would look at Madeon who is super talented and Porter Robinson who is super talented as well. Me? I just try to do my best. I have never been so excited as I am right now. I have new tracks coming up with different styles and genre. It will be such a big range between BPM on tracks. I will try to make some really proper close-to trance records as well.
Last week you made a couple new records, correct? Can you tell me about those and any other new material you are working on?
I finished an instrumental track with a vocal on it that is really close to Coldplay. It is a female vocal but it is very strong. Another track I made is kind of a dubstep track at 140 BPM. It sounds really cool and I have a really big vocalist – you will recognize her. SHE is really big. The vocal she did for the track sounds so amazing.
Dirty South – Walking Alone (Arty Remix)
Arty vs Matisse & Sadko – Trio
Arty @ Pier 94, NYC – New Years Eve