Dancing Astronaut has taken you behind the booth with the likes of Dada Life, Thomas Gold, and Sebastian Ingrosso, and now Arty is under the spotlight. The Russian progressive-trance arbiter tells all at San Francisco’s Ruby Skye before one of his latest US outings. Arty touches on popular topics such as Ibiza’s unmatched dance music vibes and his plans for this year’s Miami Music Week. On a more relieving note, the youngster declares that his sound in 2013 will replicate the Arty we know and love from 2008 and 2009.Posted by
Over the past year, Arty has gained power through his uplifting progressive house and trance productions. The Russian producer has given fans subtle style with production substance, unleashing the sprawling “When I See You” and “Must Be The Love” in 2012. Now ready to carry his production chops into 2013, Arty has unveiled is latest piece of work, “Together We Are,” featuring vocals from Chris James. Listeners first heard James on Deadmau5‘s “The Veldt,” and his smooth vocals easily transfer onto “Together We Are.”
Arty’s blissfully enhanced tune will be released on February 18 via Big Beat Records, but click below the break for sneak peak.
2012 has been an exciting year for dance music, the scene has grown beyond any of our comprehensions, supplanting itself in popular culture, fueling the soundtrack of commercials, sitcoms, and even a Disney movie, and shaking the foundation popular culture by establishing a new wave of music consumer. At the forefront of everything have been the artists, the true pioneers of the electronic dance music wave. With a scene as large and expansive as EDM, it was hard to honor only 50 – for every David Guetta or Calvin Harris there are droves of aspiring bedroom producers all doing their fair share of pushing the movement — simply by creating and sharing their art. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing in 2012, we saw countless new artists emerge, seasoned producers experiment with new sounds, and massive collaborations form that made crowning the “best” artist a nearly impossible task.
We have run through the Biggest Tracks of 2012 and now we are ready to unveil our picks for the most influential artists of the year. We’ve already covered 50-41 and 40-31, and today we bring you our picks for 30-21. Hop past the break to see who made the cut.
2012 has been an incredible year for Refune‘s shining star, Alesso. Rather than resting on his laurels the young Swede is finishing out the year strong. First with his release of “Clash” and now with his glowing mix of Arty’s “When I See You,” Alesso has shown no signs of slowing down even as the year is about to wrap up. Expansive and inviting, Alesso‘s spin leaves much of the original untouched, utilizing lush pads and subtly layered synthwork to create a powerful progressive statement without jeopardizing Arty’s elegant composition.
Arty – When I See You (Alesso Remix)
It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
Love them or hate them, overplayed or under-appreciated, here are the songs that defined the 2012 EDM explosion, numbers 50-41.
Every Saturday night at 1am in the UK, Pete Tong allows an artist of his choosing to take over the Radio 1 airwaves for two full hours. The Essential Mix is legendary and for many of these DJs and producers, the pressure feels immense. A stellar mix can shoot you to recognition, solidify a career, or facilitate a comeback. Although with the generous input of fans, Pete Tong does eventually crown an Essential Mix of the year himself (last year: Above & Beyond), we also put our heads together to decide on the ten mixes from 2012 that made us listen again, and again, and again.
Just this week Alesso released his original production “Clash,” but he’s already gifting fans with a preview of another tune. This time it’s his remix of Arty’s euphoric “When I See You.” Alesso’s version of the track sports minimal changes, mostly maintaining the melodies of the original. The bass seems to have been removed, however, we imagine the official release will reintegrate this essential element. Although there aren’t any major additions, his remix of “When I See You” marks the finale of a very good year for Ingrosso’s protégé. The track is set for release on December 21st via Refune.Posted by
It’s Sunday, and that means another episode of Arty‘s radio show, Together We Are, has hit the internet. This week, Arty steps aside for the young Australian producer, Walden, to grace the decks and deliver a mix that differs from the average set. Walden includes many of his big tracks like “Warmonger” and “Brightness,” along with some songs that you may not recognize, like “Our Metal Heartbeats.” As always, you can download the episode below, and view the tracklist after the break. If you are looking for more Walden, he delivered a killer set for this weeks episode of Dancing Astronuat’s Axis.
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Quick to follow his remix with Hardwell, “Elements,” Dannic is back with his take of Arty, Nadia Ali, and BT’s “Must Be The Love.” The bubbling melodies and soulful vocals have come to make one of the bigger tracks of the year, and Dannic brings his progressive power to up the ante. Filled with newfound energy, his remix swaps the trance elements for rolling drums and deep kicking undertones. Purchase Dannic’s rendition of “Must Be The Love” on Beatport packaged with remixes from Shogun and Au5.
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Once again, Arty is back with another weekly episode of Together We Are, and this time he’s going old school. After finding a case of old CDs, Arty decided to make an episode full of classics from when he first started DJing and he plans on continuing this trend every couple of months if his fans like it. Included in the mix are classics like Prydz’s “In & Out,” a remix of Benassi’s “Come Fly Away,” and more, creating a very peaceful mix. We love when artists use their radio shows to experiment and with a mix like this, Arty has us at the edge of our seats.