“I like music that sounds big and aggressive but, at the same time, very melodic, lyrical and magical,” says Russian DJ/ producer DJ Feel, also known as Philip Belikov. </span></p><p><span style="font-size: small;">And that’s exactly what he plays on his long-running Trancemission radio show, aired regularly on St. Petersburg-based Radio Record.
Feel’s 138bpm-ish, melody-laden, uplifting productions (try ‘Your Love feat Aelyn’, for size) fit well into the Paul van Dyk school of trance. And that’s probably why he worked on tracks with PVD this year.
“I always create a melody and harmony first, using Logic audio on my MacPro,” he says. “Then, later, I’ll get a sound engineer to help me finish a track.”
With two artist albums to his name this year, he says, he’s most proud of his “one man show” Feel Unlimited, a seven-hour extravaganza he did at the A2 Arena in St Petersburg in October, with live vocalists, a live orchestra and rock musicians. “It was based on my recently-released album ‘Feel – Unlimited’,” he says. “It was the biggest show I’ve done yet.”