Dimitri: Can you mention your 3 biggest achievements in your music career in 2016?
Blue5even: 1. Signing music with Alter Ego Records, Elliptical Sun Energies, and Silent Shore records
2. Receiving supports from legends like Aly & Fila, Misja Helsloot, Sniejder, Manuel Le Saux is an honour and a big achievement for me
3. My track called "Cloudburst" was played on a national radio ' Mosaique FM' in Tunisia, it was a big moment for me.
Dimitri: Overall 2016 was a positive, neutral or maybe negative year for you and why?
Blue5even: I think 2016 wasn't bad, it wasn't a big year neither because I wasn't very productive, just a couple of remixes and I cant wait to be back with a new single
1) Best Track:
Blue5even: Mike Sanders - Palma
2) Best Artist (Dj & producer):
Blue5even: Mike Sanders
3) Best Remix:
Blue5even: Nitrous Oxide & Katty Heath - Neverending Dawn Of You (Cold Rush Edit)
4) Best Remixer:
5) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):
6) Best Electronic Music Album:
Blue5even: The Thrillseekers - Escape
7) Best Electronic Music Compilation:
Blue5even: Future Sound Of Egypt 450 Mix Compilation
8) Best artwork/cover of an Album or Compilation:
Blue5even: The Thrillseekers - Escape
9) Best Lyrics in an Electronic Music track
Blue5even: RAM & Susana - RAMelia
10) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:
11) Best Electronic Music Label:
Blue5even: Future Sound Of Egypt
12) Best Electronic Music Video:
Blue5even: Aly & Fila feat. Jwaydan - We Control The Sunlight
13) Best Online Social media for communication with your fans:
14) Best Twitter or Facebook message or Instagram message you received from a fan or friend or you have read on someone else’s account:
Blue5even: A fan sent me a touching message "Tunisia is proud of you" when Aly & Fila previewed my music
15) Best music composition software:
Blue5even: Fl Studio
16) Best Club Event or Open Air Festival:
Blue5even: A State of Trance Festival
17) Best personal Dj Gig:
Blue5even: I didn't perform a live gig yet but really looking forward for that in the future.
18) Best Dj set of the year from other fellow Dj:
Blue5even: Pure NRG at Tomorrowland Belgium 2016
19) Best country that you have visited to perform with the most up for it crowd:
Blue5even: As I said before i didn't perform live gig yet but I hope I can do that in the future
20) Best Radio show:
Blue5even: Future Sound of Egypt
21) Best Radio station:
Blue5even: 1Mix Radio
22) Best Online Record shop that you purchase your music:
23) Best music related website that you visit frequently:
24) Best Smart phone or smart phone application:
25) Best Dj equipment (software or hardware):
Blue5even: Pioneer CDJ 2000NXS2 NEXUS 2
26) Best new sound or sample that has been used in Electronic Music this year perhaps introduced first by you?
Blue5even: The basslines that I created in my track Oceania
27) Best piece of advice you got in relation to your career in 2016:
Blue5even: Working harder in the studio.
28) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2016:
29) Best holiday destination for 2016 that you manage to visit this year either to relax or to perform in a club or festival:
30) Best Electronic Music magazines in printed form not online:
Blue5even: DJ mag
31) Best Movie of the year that may inspire you to compose a track:
Blue5even: We Are Your Friends
32) Best online/PC/video game of the year that you have played this year?
Blue5even: Clash of Kings
33) Best soundtrack for video game of the year:
Blue5even: Crysis 2 - Epilogue (Hans Zimmer)
Dimitri: Finally, 2017 is ahead of us would you like to tell your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, Dj gigs.
Blue5even: Definitely a lot of new music, a collaboration on the way a lot of good stuff.
Thanks to Duncan Newell at Alter Ego records for arranging this interview.