Originally posted by Daniel Arty released a couple of good tracks but I never bought into his sound, I remember having this conversation last year I think.
Anyway, totally agree, after seeing him go around in his stupid truck at WMC acting like he had made it I decided that I should just ignore him from then.
Arty for me has always been a bit of a Deadmau5-for-Trance, almost as if he's used the same style as Deadmau5 but morphed it to Trance. And just as Deadmau5 is a bit of marmite DJ/Producer, Arty has become the same way in Trance.
As for Mat Zo, I've always been a big fan of his stuff and I completely understand what he's on about with some of the Trance that's being churned out but considering some of his latest releases, it does seem like the record labels will publish anything as long as it's got a top-name DJ/Producer's name on it.
The creativity has gone a bit shoddy, but it happens year-in, year-out at some point, and then a group of producers release a set of awesome tracks and our faith is restored again.
Honestly, I would just want DJs and producers to release only the best tracks and if they're going to be 'alright', then release them for free just so the listeners can at least hear the ideas that might influence a later, awesome track. That way record labels will be seen as a great label for most of its tracks rather than an intermittently good label with a back catalogue of select tracks holding it together.
EDIT: I just read the Anjunabeats Forum and found the best comment after ALL the arguments against him: "Who is Mat Zo?" hahaha
My SoundCloudMy MixcloudMy YouTube
Airbase: "You keep dancing, I'll keep producing."