DJ Feel is the man who almost single-handedly exposed the Russian masses to the sounds of trance through his hugely popular Trancemission radio show, as well as nurturing the nation's upcoming producers through his label of the same name. "When I started my DJ career people in Russia didn't have the possibility to use the internet and my show on Radio Record was the only window for trance music," he explains. "During eight years we became a huge family trying to support each other." Feel, aka Philip Belikov, first fell in love with electronic music through the sounds of Blank & Jones, Ferry Corsten and Paul van Dyk. "Trance is produced by many talented people," he believes. "Yes, sometimes it sounds too underground, sometimes too dull: it is less democratic than house music. You have to listen to trance to understand it. House music is the background to your life, it's good for every dancefloor, but trance is more complicated, you have to be in it. Chicks don't like trance but still, it is the greatest music!" Feel is also an official Russian Ambassador for the world organisation 'Dance4Life' and his global recognition is deserved given his many years of grass roots work in his homeland. The coming months will bring a Feel artist album, more work on his second project with famous Russian vocalist Julya Pago, and more ambassadorial roles. If you haven't already, we're sure you'll be Feeling him before long.