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Techno, trance, progressive, deep minimal and tech
Best known for:
Mixing and merging of different styles
Tune of the year:
Xenia Beliayeva 'Know Me'
Gig of 2010:
Russian launch of the album 'Around The World' at Club Aura in Moscow
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2010:
Best new club visited this year:
Favourite non-dance album of 2010:
Four Tet 'There Is Love In You'
Essential three suitcase tour items:
Headphones, laptop, iPad - something we're using a lot, both in and out of the studio
Which actor would play you in a film of your life:
Best thing about being a DJ:
Travelling and visiting new places
Best end-of-the-night tune:
Chromeo 'Don't Turn The Lights On (Christian Martin Remix)'
"2010 has been a very successful year," admit Russian brothers Moonbeam, who - contrary to moniker and oft-tie-dyed appearance - specialise not in psy-trance but things of a more progressive nature (albeit often with a solid trance backbone). It's an asset aptly showcased on latest album 'Around The World', a genre-splicing affair with considerable crossover appeal that has dominated the duo's focus throughout 2010. "We collected together all the sounds we represent for the album," they say. "We'd like our album to be interesting to different listeners of all styles of electronic dance music. We are not limited to any one style - not only electronic. For this reason we invited many different vocalists from other styles such as Daniel Mimra and Ali.bi - rock musicians." As well as collaborating with Russian rockers, releasing a handful of singles and beavering away on the album, Moonbeam also found some time to remix Tiësto (also joining him on the Kaleidoscope tour), The Crystal Method, Markus Schulz and David Vendetta, as well as compiling an upcoming debut mix album, 'Space Odyssey: Venus'. "The album was a great way of us showcasing all our styles," say the duo. "It includes tracks combined on the edge of techno, progressive, minimal and trance." Busy lads, for sure, and with a new album planned for 2011 - which they are currently "working hard on" - the experimental trance-based fun looks set to continue.