ARTY talks through his creative process creating new genre-blurring ‘Sunshine’

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Earlier this year, dance veteran ARTY spoke with Dancing Astronaut and conceded that he has “so much new music that 2019 won’t be long enough to release it all.” Since then, he’s kept true to his word, and now he’s back with his newest release, titled “Sunshine,” out now on Armada Music.

The vocals on “Sunshine” steal the show, extending ARTY’s track record preference for strong, captivating vocals that serve to compliment his kicking progressive backdrops. The producer’s most recent release, “Save Me Tonight,” followed a similar format, and could go on to be one of his most notable hits to date. DA linked up with ARTY again ahead of “Sunshine,” to dive into the record’s complexion.

“I think this is one of few times when I tried to combine so many genres in one song. And not just for the sake of doing it, but to tell the story properly, with the right sounds, and constant changing of flow throughout entire track,” says ARTY.

He manages to infuse a variety of electronic music genres into one single cut, ultimately keeping the listener guessing the entire time. ARTY has perfected a method for crafting feel-good electronic products and “Sunshine” is certainly no exception.

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ARTY brings lawsuit against Marshmello for allegedly plagiarizing ‘Happier’

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Veteran electronic producer ARTY is suing Marshmello, claiming one of the masked producer’s biggest hits, the Bastille-assisted “Happier,” is actually plagiarized. The terms of the suit claim that Marshmello and Bastille used remixed elements of ARTY’s 2014 remix of “I Lived” by OneRepublic.

This particular lawsuit is unique, in that the legal dispute is mainly anchored to the song’s beat and other components, as opposed to the underlying composition. While ARTY’s remix was an undoubted success in 2014, “Happier” managed to claim the top spot on the dance music charts for 31 consecutive weeks in 2018, and grab a double-platinum certification as a result.

According to The Tennessean, the publication that broke the story, ARTY and Marshmello’s shared music publisher, Kobalt Music, as well as
Daniel Campbell Smith, co-founder of Bastille, are named as co-defendants in the suit. Upon inspection of the two songs, both drops share suspiciously similar arrangements, and Redditors were even quick to point out the similarity months before the lawsuit was officially brought to court.

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Hear both songs below. You be the judge.

Via: The Tennessean

Arty releases euphoric new trance single, ‘Avalanche’

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Arty recently shared that he had so much music ready to release that the year of 2019 would not be long enough for him to release it all. Unsurprisingly, the producer is back with new music in the form of “Avalanche,” out now via Armada Music.

After speaking with Dancing Astronaut for his Saturday Night Session, Arty mentioned that like in 2018, 2019 will be a year of experimentation for him. He notes, “2018 was an incredible year where I could get my head straight, try out new things, be versatile, productive and inspired. I need one more year like that, and who knows what’s gonna happen in 2020.”

“Avalanche” marks his return to his euphoric trance roots, with a bouncing melody and dancing synths framing the piece for a feel-good listen. Those who are fans of “Perfect Strangers” will find something to love with “Avalanche,” thanks to the infectious notes and upbeat energy.

NMF Roundup: Arty returns with ‘Avalanche,’ Kygo and Rita Ora team up, Spencer Brown and Raito become ‘Star Allies’ + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

Russian producer Arty kicks off New Music Friday in fine fashion with a gorgeous new single called “Avalanche,” and Kygo and Rita Ora are a dream team on their new collaboration, “Carry On.” Spencer Brown and Raito deliver a dark and powerful mau5trap release, “Star Allies,” and R3HAB crafts a dreamy remix of Sofi Tukker‘s “Fantasy.” Rusko brings a classic dubstep feel to GRiZ and Boogie T‘s “Supa Fly,” and Dustycloud takes listeners deep into a shadowy nightclub on “The Way.” Peggy Gou has released her Moment EP, featuring songs like “Starry Night,” and David Guetta takes on Bebe Rexha‘s “Last Hurrah.” Two Friends hit the drive thru on “Dollar Menu,” and Sam Void brings groovy house beats to Nicky Romero and David Guetta’s “Ring the Alarm.” Culture Shock debuts a drum ‘n’ bass heater, “Renaissance,” and Steve Aoki and Alok “Do It Again” on their new collaboration. Blanke remixes Illenium and Kameron Alexander’s “Pray,” and Young Bombs release a four-track remix pack for “Starry Eyes.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

Saturday Night Session 009: ARTY talks video games and explains the huge year he has in store

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Few moments are more sacred than the reprieve Saturday night provides from the daily grind of school and work. Its importance is meant to be emphasized, and thus, a feature dedicated to “doing the night right” was born. Saturday Night Sessions are set around energizing mixes meant to get the party started. New or old, each episode has one cornerstone thing in similarity: they serve as the perfect backdrop for the weekend pregame.

Two artist aliases, 12 months, and 20 songs. Artem Stoliarov cannot be stopped, but apparently his 2018 output is only a fraction of what fans should expect from him in 2019. More popularly known as ARTY or ALPHA9, the Russian producer is matched by few in quantity of releases as of late, and even fewer in quality.

While the rise of formulaic and simplistic arrangement has propelled the careers of many thanks to the rise of pop electronic crossover releases, Stoliarov has found a way to stay relevant to the masses without compromising his musical integrity. His early influences still play a big role in his creative inspiration, and for ARTY in particular, progressive house music is what has driven him to create and produce. For ALPHA9, his inspiration is undoubtedly gathered from the trance music scene. While the two aliases represent his different sides, they are linked by the fact that they both yield ‘feel good’ music.

Maintaining two aliases with the level of output both ALPHA9 and ARTY have is rare, and undoubtedly may seem like a daunting task for many. Stoliarov interestingly notes that having both projects is what keeps him creative and enables him to keep producing. He spoke on this, explaining, “The technical process or the workflow is pretty much the same for both projects. The biggest difference is about the ideas, melodies, harmonies and the sound.” He continues, “While ARTY is more euphoric and progressive house-driven music, ALPHA 9 is a cinematic and a deeper experience. And I think the distinction between the two projects was the main reason I could stay inspired throughout the entire year.”

He is the first to admit that mindset is everything for him. He concluded his thoughts about the dynamic between the projects, saying, “Anytime I’d get stuck with an ARTY track, it would be because I didn’t carry the right emotions or my mindset was in a different place, so then I switch to an ALPHA 9 project, and then back. It’s really bizarre, but amazing at the same time how the things work out this way.” His ability to never stop producing because of this dynamic explains the amount of music he was able to put out in 2018, but he notes that he has so much music left to release that he doesn’t think one year will be enough time for what he has left to put out in 2019.

ARTY has arrived with the first of these releases, and his progressive house roots feel more apparent than ever in, “Save Me Tonight.” The dance-inducing song is the perfect example of a unique sonic progression that is framed by unique vocal layers and an upbeat bassline that creates a radio or live-performance worthy release.

The track is more than just another release for the producer. It is a culmination of all of the sonic elements he has been working toward for years. He states, “This song is one of the rarest cases when you listen to a final version, you’re like ‘yeah, that’s it, I finally got it.’ He continues, “‘Save Me Tonight’ is the highlight of everything I’ve been trying to achieve with my music for the past year and a half, getting back to my older progressive and house roots. I grew up on Axwell, Ingrosso, Eric Prydz and Roger Sanchez‘s house music back in the day, and making a record with its influence is like a child’s dream comes true. I think when the fans hear this track, they will know exactly why I’m feeling this way.”

“Save Me Tonight” opens Stoliarov’s Saturday Night Session, and it is the perfect introduction to lure listeners into the hour-long journey through ARTY originals and other choice selections from a variety of artists. While he incorporates progressive house and trance initially, the mix takes a surprising turn, with moments of hip hop and even rock weaved in. The end of Stoliarov’s Saturday Night Session leaves the listener in pieces, as he transitions from seemingly unrelated genres, musicians, and tempos.

Those who have seen him perform live will not be surprised by the session because the producer is known for pivoting from his ‘typical’ style in club sets. He always weaves in the unexpected, as long as it is high energy. For those new to his live performances, prepare for a wild Saturday night, because it will be hard to sit still after listening to this.

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We heard “Save Me Tonight” is what you consider to be ‘the best record you’ve ever created.’ Can you tell us about the song and why you think that?

This song is one of the rarest cases when you listen to a final version, you’re like “yeah, that’s it, I finally got it.” “Save Me Tonight” is the highlight of everything I’ve been trying to achieve with my music for the past year and a half, getting back to my older progressive and house roots. I grew up on Axwell, Ingrosso, Eric Prydz and Roger Sanchez’s house music back in the day, and making a record with its influence is like a child’s dream comes true. I think when the fans hear this track, they will know exactly why I’m feeling this way.

How long have you been working on “Save Me Tonight,” and how does it feel now that it has finally been released?

It took a while. I had this top line for a long time and all of a sudden, back in last July, I had a sparkle in my mind that I need to do something with it. It was one of the moments when you already know exact chords and sounds you’re gonna make. After that, it was just a matter of the right execution. I played an early version in few of my live sets and tweaked all of the parts I wasn’t sure of. It was about 5-6 months between the early demo and final mix. And yes, it feels extremely satisfying that the song is finally out. Me and my team worked extremely hard to get everything done, but what I’m most excited about is the reaction of my fans, because “Save Me Tonight” was made for them in the first place.

Being featured on Ninjawerks must have been a really cool moment for you- especially since you’re into the gaming scene. What is your game of choice?

Gaming was one of my first big obsessions when I was a kid. To be honest, it still is. I usually prefer single player games with strong storytelling, that’s probably why my favourite game of all times is Star Wars “Knights of the Old Republic” and “God of War” from last year. But if we’re talking about competitive genre, that would be “League of Legends”. I had to stop playing it around 2017 because usually, LOL takes a lot of time that I just don’t have anymore. I still have a huge love for this game, and I try to watch my favourite streamers and big tournaments from time to time.

When you aren’t producing music, how do you spend your time?

Looking back at 2018, I really didn’t have that much free time left. Usually after long studio sessions, I try to play video games for an hour or so, so I can ease up my mind. I’m also watching some of the movies and tv shows that are out, but new franchises and seasons come out so rapidly, that it became a really overwhelming trying to keep up with those. Lately, I’ve gotten back to reading some of the classic Russian poetry, and it feels really inspiring.

Between ALPHA9 and ARTY, you released 20 songs in 2018. That is insane. Is there a reason you have chosen to release singles versus an album for both of your artist aliases?

I’m not ready for another album yet. And it’s not really about the amount of the tracks I’ve released last year. 2018 was an incredible year where I could get my head straight, try out new things, be versatile, productive and inspired. I need one more year like that, and who knows what’s gonna happen in 2020.

What are your plans for 2019? What can we expect after such a big 2018?

2019 is gonna be even better. I already have a lot of music that is done or close to being done, and I’m not sure it will be enough time for me to release all of it in just one year. At the beginning of 2018, I had a basic concept of what direction I wanted to take with both the ARTY and ALPHA 9 projects. Now that it’s been a year, I know exactly what to do and where the things are going to go. Everything feels right.

Do you have a different creative process for ARTY versus ALPHA9? What inspires each of your creative sides?

Technical process or the workflow is pretty much the same for both projects. The biggest difference is about the ideas, melodies, harmonies and the sound. While ARTY is more euphoric and progressive house driven music, ALPHA 9 is a cinematic and deeper experience. And I think the distinction between the two projects was the main reason I could stay inspired throughout the entire year. Anytime I’d get stuck with an ARTY track, it would be because I didn’t carry the right emotions or my mindset was in a different place, so then I switch to an ALPHA 9 project, and then back. It’s really bizarre, but amazing at the same time how the things work out this way.

Do you have any other secret projects (artist names) floating out there…

That’s why you call it a secret project, you can’t talk about it 😉

What kind of a Saturday Night is your mix getting us ready for?

Well, “Save Me Tonight” would be a highlight of this mix, but also, music I’m listening to on a daily basis or playing in my live shows.

NMF Roundup: Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland drop anticipated collab, Habstrakt returns, Oliver Heldens and Lenno team up + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

After teasing it incessantly on social media, Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland have finally revealed their heavy collaboration, “Lost My Mind.” Gareth Emery and Ashley Wallbridge bring a wave of emotion in “Kingdom United,” and Habstrakt drags listeners to shadowy depths with “Darkness.” Masters of funk Oliver Heldens and Lenno sample an old favorite in their new tune, “The Groove,” and Arty crafts another sparkling anthem in “Save Me Tonight.” Nicky Romero brings warm-weather vibes in his latest with Olivia Holt, “Distance.” Jason Ross‘ Rooms EP hits the airwaves today, bringing with it “Close Your Eyes” with Jonathan Mendelsohn. Chris Lorenzo brings the bass in his new two-track EP, Hallucinogen, as do Dr. Fresch and BIJOU in theirs, Gangsta Party. R3HAB brings “joy” in his new remix of for KING & COUNTRY, and LO’99 and Owl Eyes craft a smooth and enticing single in “Sometime.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

NMF Roundup: REZZ & Blanke share ‘Mixed Signals,’ Gareth Emery provides a trance haven, Martin Garrix teams up with Julian Jordan + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

This week’s slew of releases came in hot, kicking off with a formidable new collaboration between REZZ and Blanke. Gareth Emery again teams up with songstress Emma Hewitt for the gorgeous “Take Everything,” and Valentino Khan thrills on a new rework of RL Grime‘s “Pressure.” Martin Garrix and Julian Jordan bring the Friday feel-good vibes with their new collaboration, “Glitch.” Gryffin is back with a new one, bringing along Stanaj for the ride. Ferry Corsten and Ilan Bluestone refuse to leave the dance floor in “We’re Not Going Home,” and CAZZETTE keeps the dance floor rocking with “On My Mind.” Arty is one of the newest to release on Ninja’s NINJAWERKS compilation with silky “Velvet.” The Chainsmokers bring “Hope” with their newest, and Ookay drops off the five-track Nice! EP. In the dubstep realm, 12th Planet and PhaseOne deliver the heavy “Taco Bout It.” Over in the drum & bass realm, Culture Shock pull at listeners’ heartstrings with the emotive “There for You.”

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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NMF Roundup: Hotel Garuda delivers infectious melody on ‘One Reason,’ ORIENTAL CRAVINGS embody Alison Wonderland’s ‘Sometimes Love,’ Fatboy Slim’s ‘Praise You’ receives a disco edit + more

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It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday.

Electronic artists have blessed out eardrums once again with heavy-hitting percussive projects, sultry harmonies, catchy melodies, and crisp vocals. Fatboy Slim‘s festival classic, “Praise You,” receives a funky edit from Purple Disco Machine. Hotel Garuda lends his crafty melody-chop work alongside Imad Royal and Kiah Victoria, while Taska Black continues to show why bitbird is bending boundaries in the future bass space. Midnight Kids and Tritonal do what they do best with uplifting atmospheres and infectious melody drops. Former member of Krewella — Kris “Rain Man” Trindl — caresses Vikki Gilmore’s vocals amongst bouncing guitars and driving harmonies on “Take It Closer.” JayKode and ORIENTAL CRAVINGS go hard on their projects for Flux Pavillion & Doctor P‘s Circus Records imprint and a remix of Alison Wonderland‘s single with SLUMBERJACK, “Sometimes Love,” respectively.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

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Arty and Audien unravel trance anthem ‘Never Letting Go’

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Audien has made his profound return to trance music with a long-awaited collaboration with Arty “Never Letting Go.”

Stoking intrigue surrounding the auspicious release, the duo started teasing the impending collaboration on social media. Shortly thereafter, the producers let loose both an edit and original version of the track on Anjunabeats. “Never Letting Go” combines euphoric notes with mystical vocals. The punchy drop is catchy enough to thaw listeners’ dispositions long after the song’s conclusion.

Arty has released an extensive catalog of music this year under both his Arty and Alpha9 monikers. Conversely, Audien took some time away from consistent track output, and surprised fans with a return to Anjunabeats to release “Higher” that has since become sought-after enough to find itself among both a sundry of live sets and traveling atop worldwide radio waves. The duo have certainly left the door open for future collaborations, given the rapturous execution of this first endeavor.

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NMF Roundup: Lido’s EP is a must-listen, Dzeko goes deep on bass house heater, The Glitch Mob bring rocking new League of Legends theme song + more

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The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.


The Magician casts his infectious house melodies on Michael Calfran’s “It’s Wrong,” featuring smooth vocals from Danny Dearden. A bouncing bassline dances with the melody, adding a groovy swing to the remix.

Russian DJ ARTY brings an effervescent light to “Perfect Strangers,” A Euro dance build falls into stuttering electro house. Big, bright synths are part of the lush atmosphere he’s built here, seemingly drawing inspiration from Avicii in his early works.

Timmy Trumpet and Maddix have teamed up to bring stadium-sized psytrance in “The Prophecy,” released off Hardwell‘s Revealed imprint. Middle Eastern vocals dance alongside big kicks and a hefty bassline, while on the verses, bright synths croon above a bed of casual drums, unaware of what’s to come next.

Dzeko teams up with Brazilian producer, Liu, to show off intimidating bass house with body-tingling bass and rhythm-bouncing vocal chops. The melody builds anticipation on “Don’t Stop,” which then drops listeners deep down low into a bass abyss.

Abby Diamond walks along filtered sultry synths, twinkling texture, and accompanying percussive elements in “Irrelevant.” The harmony wafts in the air or flows like water, with Diamond’s dynamic atmosphere personifying elements.

Armada Music has released “Antares,” a bright electro house festival thumper from the two Dutch brothers, DubVision. Inspiring melodies build and maintain anticipation while the kick drives.

Phantoms feature Vanessa Hudgens on their pop-inspired single, “Lay With Me.” Hudgens rides the groove, showing off her range and spirit-lifting hooks.

Anna Yvette gets retro on “Shooting Star,” with her vocals gliding along ’80s synths, old-school drums, and a sparkling atmosphere, while slowing the tempo down for breakdowns. “Shooting Star” also features a sick guitar solo during the bridge.

Lido has released his I O U 1 EP off Emmanuel de Buretel’s Because Music label. “Partake” stands out among the list of must-listens, as a melancholy Lido slows heartbeats and mourns over distraught emotions. The song takes a turn halfway through, touting a story of resiliency.

i_o builds flawlessly on “Feel You Now,” sliding the arrangement into melodic bliss that sounds like stars shimmering in the night. A pulsating bassline drives alongside the big kick rhythm.

League of Legends is known for collaborating with great artists and releasing fire tracks. This time around, they team up with The Glitch MobMako, and The Word Alive for their 2018 theme song, “Rise.” Notes of electronic rock give way to a bit of headbanging in a more pop avenue.

Secondcity delivers groovy funk house with soulful vocals on top in “Tomorrow’s World.” Chord progressions of keys build with sax sounds to create a must-listen for any disco lover.

DJ Doctor Boom delivers a remix pack of JoJo‘s “Oh Yes Oh Yes” off his Del Sol imprint based out of Tampa, Florida. Brian Busto’s stands out for its infectious percussive swing and contrast between gritty lows and scintillating highs.

Hanne Mjøen’s newest single might be called “Sounds Good To Me,” but in actuality it sounds good to everyone. The blossoming Norwegian singer has been signed to Warner — a sign of true talent — and is already capturing worldwide attention with infectious hits like the one above.

Adam Port and RÜFÜS DU SOL make for an enticing combination. The Keinemusik member put his simmering, hypnotic touch on the Australian trio’s original “Underwater,” which works extraordinarily well with the airy chords and feel-good vocals of the song’s first iteration.