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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:25

Progressive house and progressive trance
Best known for: 
Being the first Russian ever in DJ Mag's Top 20!
Tune of the year: 
Trance: Omnia & Ira 'The Fusion'. House: Hardwell 'Spaceman'.
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
My wife says my brain because I was good at school. I was a clever guy!
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
I will never play a track that I don't like, but the key is a mix of both.
What does EDM mean to you: 
EDM means culture to me now. EDM was just a name, but if you look at what's going on in Russia, America and Asia, it's become a huge culture.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Some of them are really talented and some just hyped. So it's hard to say yes or no to all celebrities.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
I don't pre-synch tracks beforehand because I still play CDs. It's fun to keep it a little bit old school, as in Russia not all the clubs have CDJ-2000s.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
I really hope it's going to be Moscow.

While Bobina, or Dmitry Almazov, has had another busy year as part of the Russian DJing elite, with bookings and releases galore, his highlight of 2012 has a more personal tone.

"The number one thing that happened this year was that I got married," he says joyfully. Career-wise, 2012 has seen him release huge tunes like 'Diamond Hell', 'The Space Track' and 'Quattro 372', and collaborate with Richard Durand, plus there are at least two more singles in the pipeline before the year is out. He's still found time to squeeze in some huge sets, though.

"A State Of Trance 550 in the Netherlands was the highlight of the year," he says. "It was amazing because I don't really play Europe much." 2012 has also seen a shift in his musical direction. "I feel sad about it, but progressive house sounds much more interesting than trance now," he says. "Actually, the progressive house sound nowadays is just slower bpm trance."