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BEST OF 2017 Interview with Omnia

Your Name: Omnia
Your location(country,city): Ukraine

Dimitri: Can you mention your biggest music career achievements in 2017?
Omnia: There so many to mention but I’d say that this year I finally started my brand new project called NUMY which will show the other side of my music mind. It’s completely different music and I’m really excited about it.
Dimitri: Can you mention your biggest personal life achievements in 2017 that make you extremely proud?
Omnia: Well, this is not that big of a thing to be proud of but I became vegetarian because of my personal views on nature and animals and this helps me to change my mind and see some things in the right direction IMO.
1) Best Track from other artists:
Gareth Emery & Standerwick - Saving Light (feat. HALIENE)

2) Your top 3 2017 personal productions
Omnia feat. Danyka Nadeau – Hold On To You

Ben Gold & Omnia – The Gateway

Omnia & Cathy Burton – Searchlight

3) Best Artist (Dj & producer):
As a Dj Armin van Buuren, and there are too many producers to mention but I’d like to highlight Alpha9, Genix, DRYM, Craig Connelly, Ben Gold, Khomha.

4) Best Remix from other artist:
Armin van Buuren - This Is A Test (Arkham Knights Remix)

5) Best Remix that you have produced?
Raz Nitzan & Maria Nayler - Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (Omnia Remix)

6) Best Remixer:
Vigel, Estiva

7) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):

8) Best Electronic Music Album:
Cosmic Gate – Materia

9) Best Electronic Music Compilation:
A State Of Trance 2017

10) Best artwork/cover of an Album or Compilation:
Seven Lions – Where I Won’t Be Found

11) Best Lyrics in an Electronic Music track (it can be your production or from other artists)
Omnia & Cathy Burton – Searchlight

12) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:
HALIENE in ‘Saving Light’ (with Gareth Emery & Standerwick)

13) Best Electronic Music Label:
Armada Music

14) Best Electronic Music Video:
Omnia – Hold Me

15) Best Online Social media for communication with your fans:

16) Best Twitter or Facebook message or Instagram message you received from a fan or friend or you have read on someone else’s account:
It’s always great to see comments where people are saying that my music inspired them to do something or even inspired someone to start their music career.

17) Best music composition software:
Fl Studio 12

18) Best Club Event or Open Air Festival:
Paradiso Festival in George, WA / United States

19) Best personal Dj Gig:

20) Best Dj set of the year from other fellow Dj:
Grum @ #ABGT200 (Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam)

21) Best country that you have played in 2017 and where did you met the best festival/event crowd:
Transmission Festival Asia in Bangkok, Thailand

22) Best Radio show or Artist Vlog?:
Armin’s ‘A State Of Trance’ in the new video-format.

23) Best Radio station:
Not listening to radio at all, so I’d say ‘Spotify’

24) Best Online Record shop that you purchase your music:
Not purchasing too much music these days because I received so many promos. But Spotify is great just for listening

25) Best music related website that you visit frequently:
Well, my twitter and Instagram feed gives me enough music news ;)

26) Best Smart phone or smart phone application:
iPhone X / and about 15 applications for daily routine (Twitter, Instagram, etc)

27) Best Dj equipment (software or hardware):
Still the same for many years: ‘Pioneer’ players / mixer

28) Best new sound or sample that has been used in Electronic Music this year perhaps introduced first by you?
Well, as always, they all tried so many times to copy my sound but it’s impossible ha-ha :D - Seriously, that’s a very big topic. But probably the most ‘trendy’ in trance music this year were all these ‘PSY trance’ things, kick drums / bass-lines, etc...

29) Best tip that you learnt this year for your Djing techniques or music composition:
The thing that I learn each year in music production: is that a good song should be as simple as possible and the production process should take a few days in your studio. Spending weeks and months on one tune means tons of wasted time usually.

30) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2017:
Luckily this year I spent a lot of time in the gym and swimming pool that makes feel much better recently

31) Best holiday destination for 2017 either to relax or to perform in a club or festival:
I spent great vacation in Italy this year

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

33) Best Movie of the year that may inspire you to compose a track:
‘Ghost in the Shell’ and ‘Blade Runner 2049’

34) Best online/PC/video game of the year that you have played this year?
Super Mario Bros.

35) Best soundtrack for video game of the year:
… and of course Super Mario Bros. sountrack

36) Best electronic music related joke you heard this year and make you still laugh:
CVNT5 on these duties :D

37) The saddest electronic music news you heard this year and still makes u cry:
Robert Miles, He was so great inspiration to all of us.

Dimitri: Finally, please tell our readers your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, DJ gigs.
Omnia: Well, the first release for 2018 will be my collaboration with Alex Sonata on ASOT label, and even more interesting collaborations coming up next year with some talented producers and vocalists. So keep an eye, and I hope to see my fans all around the world in 2018

Thanks to Beth at Nocturnal Artists for organising this interview

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