Evgeny Smirnov is Omnia. He arrived in the Top 100 poll in 2012 and since then has been busy expanding his fans across the world from his base in Ukraine. "I think dance music is a really important thing that unites young people in Ukraine right now," he tells DJ Mag, although his scope and ambitions mean that he has his eyes set firmly beyond the borders of his own country.
Having been described as 'prog trance', Evgeny reckons "trance is 'music for the hearts' of listeners, so it will always have a huge army of fans," but at the same time he doesn't want to be limited to one style. "I play a lot of trance tracks but I always try to mix [them] with other styles.
For me the main thing is music itself but not the name of the genre," he explains. With a schedule that has seen him join the ranks of globe trotting DJs, Evgeny is enjoying his travels. "I've been lucky to visit lots of countries and cities this year. But I've been really excited to make my debut in Ibiza this summer!" he exclaims.