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BEST OF 2017 Interview with Profetik

Your Name: Brian Anderson
Your location(country,city): United States, Los Angeles

Dimitri: Can you mention your biggest music career achievements in 2017?
Profetik: Being supported by trance names I grew up listening to; Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate, Myon and Shane 54, JES
Dimitri: Can you mention your biggest personal life achievements in 2017 that make you extremely proud?
Profetik: Started a new business and I am able to live off of it
1) Best Track from other artists:
Myon - Omen in the Rain

2) Your top 3 2017 personal productions
Nameless- Fragments (Profetik Remix), 

Profetik & 5alvo - Lifestream, 

Profetik & Theology - Soul Dreamer

3) Best Artist (Dj & producer):

4) Best Remix from other artist:
Markus Schulz feat. Lady V - Erase You (Omair Mirza Remix)

5) Best Remix that you have produced?
Nameless- Fragments (Profetik Remix)

6) Best Remixer:

7) Best New Talent (Dj or producer):

8) Best Electronic Music Album:
Cosmic Gate - Wake Your Mind

9) Best Electronic Music Compilation:
Armin Van Buuren - A State of Trance 2017

10) Best artwork/cover of an Album or Compilation:
OHM Music

11) Best Lyrics in an Electronic Music track (it can be your production or from other artists)
Myon - Omen in the Rain

12) Best Vocalist/Singer featured on Electronic Music track:

13) Best Electronic Music Label:

14) Best Electronic Music Video:
Gareth Emery & Standerwick - Saving Light (feat. HALIENE) [Monstercat Release]

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:
"I stumbled across your music on Spotify. It is so good!! Taking a road trip with my boyfriend and your discography has been on loop for 3 hours"

17) Best music composition software:

18) Best Club Event or Open Air Festival:
Dreamstate for the music, EDC Vegas for the love and vibes

19) Best personal Dj Gig:
Langerave in SF; underground, unique, fun

20) Best Dj set of the year from other fellow Dj:
Jason Ross & Seven Lions at ABGT 250

21) Best country that you have played in 2017 and where did you met the best festival/event crowd:
US still :)

22) Best Radio show or Artist Vlog?:
Ruben De Ronde twitch stream. Also the old Xilent twitch streams

23) Best Radio station:
Group Therapy

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

25) Best music related website that you visit frequently:
EDM Sauce

26) Best Smart phone or smart phone application:
Spotify or StockX

27) Best Dj equipment (software or hardware):
Virus TI Snow

28) Best new sound or sample that has been used in Electronic Music this year perhaps introduced first by you?
Unique bass patches out of Spire and Serum. They have a metallic sound that is inspired by bass house music yet fits smoothly into a modern progressive trance mix.

29) Best tip that you learnt this year for your Djing techniques or music composition:
Whenever you make a new piece of music you shouldn't start with the chords, nor the bassline nor the drums. Instead start with a theme; an experience you had or a story you want to tell. Even if the song doesn't have vocals- it will be easier to relate to if you start with an emotional theme first.

30) Best piece of advice you got in relation to your career in 2017:
Make your collabs strategic; do them because the collab partner has a unique sound which compliments your unique sound

31) Best hobby or activity that you spent a lot of time in 2017:
Got a new puppy (Australian Sheppard) and I love to spend time with him

32) Best holiday destination for 2017 either to relax or to perform in a club or festival:

33) Best Electronic Music magazines in printed form not online:
Don't really have one

34) Best Movie of the year that may inspire you to compose a track:
Bladerunner for sure

35) Best online/PC/video game of the year that you have played this year?
I actually don't play video games. 100% of my screen time outside of work is dedicated to my DAW.

36) Best electronic music related joke you heard this year and make you still laugh:
Bypass the compressor (Star Wars)

37) The saddest electronic music news you heard this year and still makes u cry:
Robert Miles passing away

Dimitri: Finally, please tell our readers your plans with your future releases, tracks, albums, collaborations, Dj gigs.
Profetik: I'm really feeling OHM music right now. I love the entire brand and they are doing some big things, right out of the gate. My focus for 2018 is producing more vocal tracks, music that is soaked in emotion
Thanks to Omair Mirza at OHM Music for arranging this interview.

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