Growing up in a small Russian town, DJ Arty wasn't exposed to much music beyond his four walls. Perhaps that is why he enjoys sharing his passion for progressive house music all over the world. Arty is no stranger to the EDM community. When his debut EP, Vanilla Sky, drew praise from peers like Armin Van Buuren, Axwell, Above & Beyond and other notable industry figures, his popularity spread like wildfire. Before long, Arty was displaying his chops at major festivals around the world, such as A State of Trance 500, Audiotistic Music Festival and Gatecrasher. Signing with Anjunabeats, he put out a slew of hard-hitting dance productions, including Rebound, which ranked as the label's 200th release. The accolades keep adding up for Arty, who was nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2011 International Dance Music Awards and won Best Newcomer at the DJ Awards in 2012.