Dimitri: Can you mention your 3 biggest achievements in your music career in 2016?
Anden State: Oh yes! My big supports from Above and Beyond, Ferry Corsten, and many more, and Andy Moor AVA label contract!
Dimitri: Overall 2016 was a positive, neutral or maybe negative year for you and why?
Anden State: Yes! Positive for me. New stuff, remixes, and tracks for supports.
1) Best Track:
Anden State: Hmm, heavy question.. Many-many good new tracks sees light of day, I do not have a favourite actually. "Speed Limits & Cannavo & Nesse - Out Of Sight (Original Mix)" Big track!
2) Best Artist (DJ & producer):
Anden State: Maor Levi, Aruna and Rafael Frost
3) Best Remix:
Anden State: Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas - Sink The Lighthouse (Maor Levi Remix)
4) Best Remixer:
Anden State: Arty
5) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):
Anden State: I think many folks, Adrian Alexander, Axis, and more
6) Best Electronic Music Album:
Anden State: Above and Beyond acoustic II album! Really like it.
7) Best artwork/cover of an Album or Compilation:
Anden State: Elliptical Sun Recordings Cover
8) Best Lyrics in an Electronic Music track
Anden State: Cosmic Gate & JES - Yai (Here We Go Again)
9) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:
Anden State: Aruna, and JES
10) Best Electronic Music Label:
Anden State: Anjunabeats, AVA, Alter Ego, Enhanced
11) Best Electronic Music Video:
Anden State: I do not watch music video..
12) Best Twitter or Facebook message or Instagram message you received from a fan or friend or you have read on someone else’s account:
Anden State: I think for me the many answers from big names!
13) Best music composition software:
Anden State: Cubase for me.. The essence of music!
14) Best Club Event or Open Air Festival:
Anden State: ABGT 200 show
15) Best Radio show:
Anden State: Group Therapy with Above and Beyond
16) Best Online Record shop that you purchase your music:
Anden State: Beatport
17) Best music related website that you visit frequently:
Anden State: Soundcloud and YouTube
18) Best DJ equipment (software or hardware):
Anden State: I think Ableton live
19) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2016:
Anden State: My family and child
20) Best online/PC/video game of the year that you have played this year?
Anden State: I don't play games any more, long time ago my favourite was Call of Duty
Dimitri: Finally, 2017 is ahead of us would you like to tell your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, Dj gigs.
Anden State: I'm getting ready my new, and first EP, two tracks on Alter Ego label
Many thanks to Luigi Palagano and Duncan Newell at Alter Ego Records for arranging this interview.