We asked Arty if we could pick his brain on what’s in his DJ bag, “WAYF”, and his hypothetical occupation. We got answers that his fan’s may be surprised to learn about this young, Top 100 producer.
September 8th, 2015
Where does the name Arty come from?
I don’t know, it happened a long time ago. I guess it was an easier version of my real name Artem.
Do you ever get nervous before your sets?
All the time, sometimes less sometimes more. When it’s a big festival with huge crowd for example, I’m a little bit nervous. But despite the fact me being nervous going to stage, everything fades away when I find connection with the crowd. This is a truly amazing feeling!
What is in your DJ bag?
I would call it a producer/DJ bag. Everything necessary for making music on the road and make my shows happen. Laptop, headphones, a lot of USB’s and harddrives and your bag gets extremely heavy!
Do you remember the first time you heard an electronic song?
Yes, when I was 11 or 12. It was in the “Hackers” movie right in the beginning. This song completely changed my inner world. I realized how beautiful electronic music can be. The worst part about it I didn’t know the name of the song, I figured this out only 6-7 years after. It was “Halcyon” by Hybrid, now it’s on of my all time favorite records.
What are your thoughts on the new movie “We Are Your Friends”, where Zac Efron stars as an aspiring EDM producer?
I didn’t see the movie yet, but I think it all depends how exactly you gonna tell the story to audience. If it will inspire people to make great music, that would be amazing. I just hope it won’t give a wrong explanation to people and understanding of being music producer and what electronic dance music is about.
What is one thing your fans would be surprised to know about you?
I love comics and video games!
If you did not become a producer, what occupation would you see yourself in?
Game developer most likely. But before I started to take music as a really serious thing in my life, I was really into mathematical science, design, 3D modelling and sport journalism.
At what point in your career thus far have you felt the most accomplishment?
My debut album ‘Glorious’ by far! Something I’ve been working on for the last 2 years. The way what music I like and how I feel about music completely changed over this time. And it reflects on the album dramatically. There are no genre limits. I was trying to discover as many styles and sounds as possible. So I hope people will appreciate it!
What advice would you give to young musicians?
Being creative and hardworking person. As long as you’re having huge love for music and want to give to this world a little piece of yourself you will succeed.