Arty, the talented Russian producer and DJ, paid us a visit for Foundation Nightclub’s Elevate Saturdays this November, and gave us a beautiful night of bangers. The trance/house artist has been immersed in music since he was eight years old, picking up FL Studio as a teenager, and diving into seriously producing electronic music after graduating university.
Enhanced Music was the first label to sign Arty, but definitely not the last. He has since released music under many labels, such as Armada Music, Anjunabeats, and Revealed Recordings. With the extremely popular track Up All Night, and the release the full studio album Glorious, Arty has had quite an exciting journey these last few years.
“I started out not as a trance artist, but as an artist on a trance label… I never wanted to make one type of music though. Trance music is great, but I don’t want to play the same set [every time].”
With 2015 and 2016 being so musically diverse, Arty points out how easy it is to jump between styles. There’s been a lot of collaboration and branching out for many artists (Skrillex and Jack U come to mind), and it turns out Arty’s favorite artist to collab with is: Arty. He knows he wants to influence and impress people with his music, but he’s not trying to bring anything in particular to electronic music.
Arty has a knack for throwing down awesome remixes, and his remix of Porcelain by Moby that dropped earlier this year might be his best one yet. He said it was really important not to mess it up, since Moby creates such timeless music. Porcelain was chosen because it’s such a memorable track, but he wanted to add a taste of 2016 without ruining the essence of the song.
“90% of the the time, they go to [the artist], because they have really specific requests.”
A lot of remix work is actually the original artist asking producers with a particular sound to do the remix. Arty seems to have a solid sound that a lot of artists want a taste of in their tracks. In addition to remixes, Arty likes to include mashups in his sets. One of his guilty pleasures is a mashup of Panda by Desiigner and Booyah by Showtek that he loves to play, calling it super cheesy and cringe-y, but fun!
We really enjoyed chatting with Arty, and we hope he has a good end to his year. He will be playing Decadance in Phoenix, AZ this New Year’s Eve. For more about Arty, check out his official website, or see what’s going on at Foundation this week!
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