Russia has been a dance music nation for some time now but it's never embraced club-twisting beats with such rabid intensity - until now. And it's not just DJs from abroad that are making waves there. Bobina - the first Russian DJ to enter the DJmag Top 100 poll - is rapidly becoming a superstar in Russia, and beyond, with his icy new trance configurations. It's been a particularly strong year for the Russian contender, aka Dmitry Almazov, with the release of his album 'Again' catapulting him to fame in his native land and piquing the interest of trancers worldwide. "It's been a very good year and very busy. 'Again' has sold around 40,000 copies in Russia to date and I'm starting the new phase of my Russia Goes Clubbing radio show, which has just been syndicated to a major FM station here in Russia," Bobina reveals. But there's no rest for the wicked and he's already getting his teeth into some brand new refixes of cuts from the album. "I am hard at work on special new mixes of some tracks from the 'Again' album, adding a completely different angle to the versions that currently feature on there." With regular gigs all over Russia and prestigious guest slots at the likes of Amnesia, Ibiza, Bobina's diary is already chock-a-block with 2009 shaping up to be even bigger. "I've got a new single 'Spinning' out on Maelstrom/Newstate UK now and the album 'Again: Remixed' is out early in 2009," says Bobina.