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Best known for:
“Being the most popular DJ in Russia.
Tune of the year:
Bobina & Betsie Larkin 'You Belong To Me'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011:
What's the future of DJing:
Live shows, I think. That's what really has people excited these days
The AlfaBank iPhone app.
Discovery of the year:
Macau. I was amazed by everything in the city. Seriously, it looks even more expensive than Vegas!
Rediscovery of the year:
“Zombie Nation 'Kernkraft 400 (Chris Schweizer Bootleg)
“After one of my shows I went back to the hotel to sleep. I was woken by a very drunk lady, who was sat on my bed crying and saying: 'I will kill you now!' I still can't understand how she found my room or got into it.
Style or substance:
The key is to mix them both
“I still use a PC as a studio computer, so for sure it's Windows 7's 'blue screen of death' during an Ableton crash
It's not just been a big year for Bobina, aka Russian producer Dmitry Almazov, it's been a big year for his homeland too. The nation has been celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of launching Yuri Gagarin into the cosmos, winning the space race against the United States. So caught up in the national fervour was Bobina that he even named his last album 'Rocket Ride'. “For us it was a really big deal,” he says of the set. “And it got a great reaction from the trance family.” He may have had an unwanted reaction from a deranged female fan, as outlined in his 'Awkward moment' of 2011 below - “Now - as I'm alive - I can say it was funny, but at the time I was about as scared as I've ever been,” he chuckles - but his work-rate doesn't let up. So far he's worked pretty much 50 weeks this year, with just a couple of weeks off to spend with family. “I've been everywhere!” he says. “But year on year, I'm enjoying it more and more. Some DJs, they're getting bored, but for me this is one of the best years of my career.