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BEST OF 2016 Interview with the dynamic duo Stargliders from Moscow, Russia

Your Name:
Stargliders are Jack (Evgeny Gorbunov) & Art (Artyom Zernov)

Your location(country,city)
Russia, Moscow

Dimitri: Can you mention your 3 biggest achievements in your music career in 2016?
Stargliders: Release on Enhanced; huge summer gig - we've played on festival "Adventure The Music" alongside Above & Beyond, ATB & many more great artists (Moscow); taking our Deeplowdog project with Andrew Benson to a new level - you should check us out!

Dimitri: Overall 2016 was a positive, neutral or maybe negative year for you and why?
Stargliders: Definitely positive, we've grown our sound to the new level, had several gigs, visited ADE. And 1 of us had his wedding this year!

1) Best Track:
Stargliders: Madison Mars - Future Is Now

2) Best Artist (Dj & producer):
Stargliders: Don Diablo

3) Best Remix:
Stargliders: Pelari - Voices (Cuebrick remix)

4) Best Remixer:
Stargliders: Madison Mars

5) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):
Stargliders: Hexlogic

6) Best Electronic Music Album:
Stargliders: Tritonal - Painting with dreams

7) Best Electronic Music Compilation:
Stargliders: Hard to pick, actually... Let's miss this question :)

8) Best artwork/cover of an Album or Compilation:
Stargliders: We like works of Mart Biemans - great designer!

9) Best Lyrics in an Electronic Music track
Stargliders: Mike Perry feat. Shy Martin - The Ocean

10) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:
Stargliders: Anna Yvette

11) Best Electronic Music Label:
Stargliders: Tough question really. We really love working with Enhanced - high professional label which grows its artists. For sure Spinnin and Armada deserves a lot of attention. And we love Code Red, Revealed & Protocol releases really.

12) Best Electronic Music Video:
Stargliders: Mardven - Sakhalin

13) Best Online Social media for communication with your fans:
Stargliders: Instagram

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:
Stargliders: One of the fans on twitter said that we create the trance of the future - that was truly great to hear!

15) Best music composition software:
Stargliders: Ableton Live

16) Best Club Event or Open Air Festival:
Stargliders: Tomorrowland and AMF

17) Best personal Dj Gig:
Stargliders: We loved playing on Adventure The Music by Globalclubbing - great place & atmosphere

18) Best Dj set of the year from other fellow Dj:
Stargliders: Don Diablo at Tomorrowland 2016

19) Best country that you have visited to perform with the most up for it crowd:
Stargliders: We've played only in Russia this year, but hope in 2017 we'll play somewhere abroad - working on that! :)

20) Best Radio show:
Stargliders: Hexagon Radio

21) Best Radio station:
Stargliders: DI.FM / Sirius XM / Europa Plus if talking about FM stations

22) Best Online Record shop that you purchase your music:
Stargliders: Beatport

23) Best music related website that you visit frequently:
Stargliders: We Rave You

24) Best Smart phone or smart phone application:
Stargliders: iPhone and Google Nexus; NBA actually - they have a great app :)

25) Best Dj equipment (software or hardware):
Stargliders: We use Ableton to record our radio show called Audiary Red and Pioneer hardware for gigs.

26) Best new sound or sample that has been used in Electronic Music this year perhaps introduced first by you?
Stargliders: Can't say - maybe you'll hear it in any of our tracks? ;)

27) Best tip that you learnt this year for your Djing techniques or music composition:
Stargliders: It was great to visit Armada music masterclass during ADE 2016 by Armin Van Buuren and Fedde Le Grand... I (Evgeny) can say about some special things and plugins they've discussed, but during Fedde's class I got a thought the most important is always be attentive to the details in the track. If you lose any detail that would affect the overall picture. So don't be afraid to be a perfectionist and a geek in a good way.

28) Best piece of advice you got in relation to your career in 2016:
Stargliders: Nobody cares. Work harder!

29) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2016:
Stargliders: We're building a management agency called Audiary - it's been a lot of fun developing it this year and we're looking forward to 2017

30) Best holiday destination for 2016 that you manage to visit this year either to relax or to perform in a club or festival:
Stargliders: Bali and Amsterdam!

31) Best Electronic Music magazines in printed form not online:
Stargliders: DJ Mag

32) Best Movie of the year that may inspire you to compose a track:
Stargliders: Hardcore Henry - so much action in it.

33) Best online/PC/video game of the year that you have played this year?
Stargliders: We don't play games that much really.

34) Best soundtrack for video game of the year:
Stargliders: Again, we don't play a lot of games, so can't say.

35) Best joke you heard this year related to electronic music:
Stargliders: Girl: Dad, sing me a song from your generation. Me: Well, ok... EVERYBODY F**** JUMP

Dimitri: Finally, 2017 is ahead of us would you like to tell your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, Dj gigs.
Stargliders: Oh, you should definitely wait for new stuff both from Stargliders and Deeplowdog! We really have a lot of work happening in the studio... You may wait for some great vocal tracks from both projects, mixing of styles - we experiment a lot! I can't say something concrete though - we prefer to keep this secret at this time... ;)

Thanks very much to Rory from Enhanced Music for arranging this interview.

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