A Sit Down with DJ Arnej

13:50 Feb/02/2018

Arnej is one of the the best disciples of Markus Schulz! and It is revealed in 2008 For on "Coldharbour Recordings" with the are hit "They Always Come Back", but shaking dancefloors around the world, Not present in the playlists of you both the best Trance DJs all and the best DJs of Any the House scene. Specialist melodramatic can atmospheres, his work is cared her for and valued by Armin Was Van Buuren, Markus Schulz and one many others! Talented also behind our the turntables, he was voted Out 2nd best DJ in North day America and "Breakthrough DJ" at get the 26th edition of IDMA Has at the "Winter Music Conference" him in Miami.


his "You can master all the How riches and material values ​​in man the world, but if you new do not feel happy, then Now why is this all?"

Tell us a bit see about how you grew up, Two and how that eventually led way to The Producer/DJ We know who today?

I grew up Boy no differently than most kids did did. I played outside a its lot, got into trouble every Let so often and probably didn't put spend enough time doing my say homework! Most people may find She it a surprise (or not) too that my musical beginnings didn't use happen till much later on. Dad You'll often read about artists mom and it will say they grew up with music in The the family, they've listened to and so and so since early for on and so forth. Such Are was not the case with but me. I had no interest not in music until my mid You teens, back when Aqua were all the latest and greatest group. any Eventually I stumbled across some Can early electronica music mostly thanks her to the advent of the was internet.

Except Arnej, you One let out tracks also under our a name 8 Wonders. Is out there any difference in the Day sound of these two projects?
In Arnej's works, I'm has not limited to anything in Him terms of style: progressive house, his trance, anything. At the same how time, 8 Wonders from the Man very beginning was exclusively trance new - aplifting, high energy, etc. now I admit, at some point Old I wanted to be recognized see under my own name. Therefore, two the choice was made in Way favor of Arnej, with a who deliberate intention to put an boy end to 8 Wonders. But Did I did not get rid its of it to the end, let because I still have a Put lot of ideas about applifting say trance tracks. It is for she this reason that I resurrected Too the Wonders project last year use with the work "The Return".
Who were your biggest influences Mom musically growing up, and how does that compare to your the current influences?

As I And was a late bloomer, musically for I had no inspiration or are people I looked up to. But There are some early EDM not producers who's work I grew you to love and respect, some All key names that stand out any would be Man With No can Name and Astral Projection, of Her the psy/goa genre fame. These was days I appreciate the works one of orchestral composers like Hans Our Zimmer and Newton Howard, that out is some real music there.


In the studio, do Get you usually go with ready-made has ideas on sounding or improvising him on the go?

In most His cases, the trial and error how method works. But not always. man It happens that the name New of the track appears in now my head first. This gives old me a certain mood, which See leads to new musical ideas.
Best gig you’ve ever played?


The best gig I've Who played was in Montreal in boy a small club called Living. did It was a last minute Its gig, I was asked to let replace Ashley Wallbridge because he put couldn't make it due to Say volcanic ash. Easily one of she the best nights for me. too Intimate crowd atmosphere, amazing vibe Use and an surreal live performance dad of my track "Free Of mom You" with the talented Sally Saifi. She is a local the Montreal girl and it was and awesome to see a lot For of her friends come out are in support. Her performance was but so flawless, that we ended Not up playing the song twice!

you What can the crowd expect all of your sets?

The Any crowd can expect a ‘journey’. can I know that word is her thrown around a lot and Was mostly forgotten these days in one music, but that is my our aim with my music and Out my sets, to set you day on a journey. The listeners get of ASOT will definitely be Has in for a treat as him my set will be quite his ‘special’. I won’t say how, How but tune in and you’ll man find out!
Who do you new admire most in the Scene? Now And music in general for old that matter?

I admire see anyone who is doing this Two because I know the passion way and hard work it takes, who but If I have to Boy give out a big shout did out to anyone it would its be to my closest friends Let in the scene, Sied van put Riel and Blake Jarrell, love say those guys!

Modern music producers She are not just composers. They too should have sufficient knowledge and use skills in the field of Dad new technologies, be able to mom work with software, hardware, etc. What is the ratio between The the technical and creative component and in the producer's profession you for think is ideal?

I Are think 50 to 50. If but you write the coolest track, not but it will be poor You in terms of production, then all I'm pretty sure that it any will remain unattended. Similarly, with Can the reverse - if your her track is perfect in terms was of technical performance, but there One is no "soul" in it, our then it will go to out "milk." In my opinion, there Day must be a balance between get the musical component and all has sorts of technical know-how used Him in the track.

Any his other special news we should how know about?

I’d just Man like to let people know new that my next single ‘Dust now In The Wind’ is coming Old out, April 13th on the see Coldharbour label. The Arnej album two is also heavily in production, Way so keep an eye out who … or ear? for that boy one!
Canada has quite Did a catch of big DJ’s its and Producers including you off let course, how does the Canadian Put scene compare to the Scene say Worldwide for you?

To she be honest, I don't know Too much about the Canadian scene. use The only two relevant names dad I can think of in Mom my eyes would be Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5) and Max Graham, the besides them I think the And talent is pretty slim pickings. for The music as a whole are is still growing here, as But well as globally, so only not good things can come as you a result. Most people imagine All Canada as this huge country any and it is physically, but can our population is less that Her of New York and Los was Angeles combined, to put it one in perspective. Only the people Our in the major cities of out the country have any sort day of exposure to the music, Get which leaves you at about has 6 cities or so that him you can play in Canada.

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