Russia may be proving a hot territory for refreshing EDM talent, but where its new school contenders are covering the mark, few can boast the attainments of the Anjunabeats approved maestro behind the somewhat recent Mat Zo collaboration ‘Mozart’. Having sealed an Essential Mix for Pete Tong in the early hours of 2012, his ever-promising studio output and increasingly ferocious live presence are proving a winning collaboration for the young producer. Donning his superior club floor dialect to Phazing’s blue eyed vocal banger ‘Walking Alone’ – something of a standout track for Australian stronghold Dirty South and Those Usual Suspects – this one and only remix offering was never to receive a played-down approach. Embracing the stunning voice of Erik Hecht, Arty dampens the eager anticipation for forthcoming collaboration alongside Russian peers Matisse & Sadko ‘Trio’ with a formative remode of the originals momentous energy. Dealing in brisk keys and the prompt sweeping progression firmly associated with the young producer, this is a standout performance on the eve of what promises to be a crucial year for this leading European contender.
Words by Dan Carter