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BEST OF 2017 Interview with Johnny Yono

Your Name: Johnny Yono
Your location(country,city): USA / Los Angeles

Dimitri: Can you mention your biggest music career achievements in 2017?
Johnny Yono: I'd have to say, signing 3 tracks to the A State Of Trance label was a big achievement for me as a producer this year. I had a debut show in New York City back in August and I returned to Portland to play The Whiskey Bar back in October. Most of the achievements this year were attained in the studio for the most part -- I really felt a giant leap forward as a producer.
Dimitri: Can you mention your biggest personal life achievements in 2017 that make you extremely proud?
Johnny Yono:This was truly a year of growth and a test of personal strength and I am proud to have overcome adversity.
1) Best Track from other artists:
Wehbba - Fake -- this track is absolutely mental live!

2) Your top 3 2017 personal productions
Severed Ties 

Cimmerian Sky 

Close Your Eyes So I Can Go

3) Best Artist (Dj & producer):
Eric Prydz

4) Best Remix from other artist:
Assaf Feat. Nathan Nicholson - Lost Souls (Radion6 Remix)

5) Best Remix that you have produced?
I think one of my personal favorites is my remix of Greg Downey & Bo Bruce - These Hands I Hold. I'd also have to say my bootleg remix of Marcel Woods - Advanced. It was one of the first Trance tunes I heard when I became a fan of the genre. It's available as a free download on my SoundCloud page!

6) Best Remixer:

7) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):

8) Best Electronic Music Compilation:
A State Of Trance 2017 was really good

9) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:
Nadia Ali is absolutely one of my favorites ever

10) Best Electronic Music Label:
Black Sunset Music has been putting out a consistent sound of dark, haunting Progressive Trance. Really love Euphonic Records as well.

11) Best Online Social media for communication with your fans:
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

12) Best music composition software:
FL Studio

13) Best personal Dj Gig:
Of all time, I'd say my debut in Hawaii back in 2013. Absolutely love Hawaii and the people. Such a magical place!

14) Best Radio show or Artist Vlog?:
A State Of Trance

15) Best Radio station:

16) Best Online Record shop that you purchase your music:

17) Best music related website that you visit frequently:

18) Best Dj equipment (software or hardware):
Pioneer CDJ 2000nexus

19) Best tip that you learnt this year for your DJing techniques or music composition:
I was reminded to check the bass in my headphones. Boy did things change for the better in my tracks. I nearly forgot why I invested in these amazing Beyerdynamics DT 770's. Also started dialing in a lot more using Reverb and Delay sends especially on my Leads.

20) Best piece of advice you got in relation to your career in 2017:
Stick to your guns and stay true to your sound.

21) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2017:
A lot of music production....a lot.

22) Best Movie of the year that may inspire you to compose a track:
A movie didn't inspire me but, Stranger Things Season 2 surely did!

Dimitri: Finally, please tell our readers your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, DJ gigs.
Johnny Yono: Bigger and better originals and remixes on the way! Maybe some different genres as well. Excited to kick off 2018 playing with Kyau & Albert at Avalon Hollywood for Euphonic Records Night.Thank you Dimitri Kechagias for all the support this year!

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