16 October 2010
Arctic Moon (Poland)
Arctic Moon - his real name Thomas Popielarski is a young producer from Poland. He was born in 1988 in Stettin. He has been interested in electronic music which fascinated him with its diversity and emotions since childhood. He started his first steps in making music in 2004 by learning to use professional applications for producers and gaining musical experience. At the turn of 2005 - 2007 his style underwent many changes and modifications. First projects presented many different styles of music from dance, house to trance and hard trance. At the beginning of 2007, Thomas decided to stick with one style of music that was closest to his heart - it was Trance. For this purpose, he created a project called Arctic Moon, which fully reflects his nature. It characterizes with trancy sounds and uplifting melodies. Significant impact on Arctic Moon’s work have different kinds of music. In his tracks, he is trying to include elements of classical music, new age, chill out and even rock.
The first single released in 2008 was "Cold Planet". The song was appreciated by Tiesto, Above & Beyond, MIKE, Solarstone and many other djs, who played it in their sets. Track was also included on compilations such as Mellomania Vol 13 and Techno Club vol 26. The success of the first single was motivation for the creation of another production called "Overnight", which appeared in 2008 in a Dutch label Cloud 9 Music. The next single released on the same label in 2009 was "On Silver Wings" produced together with Polish duo Truewave. Track received support from Armin Van Buuren who played it in his show A State of Trance. Another good thing was the presence on the prestigious compilations like Trancemaster 6005 and A State Of Trance Radio Top 15.
At the beginning of 2009 Thomas together with Mike Wind created Emphase Recordings which is part of Timeline Music. At the end of 2009 he released his single there called "Afterworld" which was played by DJs such as Markus Schulz, Rank 1, Sean Tyas and 2 times by Armin Van Buuren in his radio show, where was announced Future Favorite. It was also featured on the compilation A State Of Trance Radio Top 15 - January 2010.
Currently, Thomas is working on new productions and remixes, which should appear in the near future. One of the tracks for 2010 is "True Romance". It was released in Armada’s sublabel - FSOE Recordings, managed by Aly & Fila. It was chosen the Tune Of The Week by Armin Van Buuren in his ASOT radio show it also appeared on 1st place in his beatport May top 10. You can also find it on compilations like A State Of Trance Radio Top 15 June 2010 and July 2010, Armada Trance 9, Ibiza Trance Tunes 2010 and many more.
Despite spending every free time on production he is also trying to dedicate as much as he can for djing. You can listen to his new show called Emphase Selection hosted together with Mike Wind at afterhours.fm. Every 2nd Tuesday of the month 23:00-01:00 CET you will hear new tracks signed to Emphase Recordings and other top tunes.
Arctic Moon's tracks have been supported by: Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Aly & Fila, Rank1, Richard Durand, Sean Tyas, W&W, Talla 2XLC, Dj Shah, Pedro Del Mar, M.I.K.E., Ernesto vs. Bastian, Signum, Activa, Daniel Kandi, Solarstone, Niklas Harding, Mark Pledger, Stoneface and Terminal, Manuel Le Saux, Sebastian Brandt, Onova, Tom Colontonio, Akesson and many more.
Arctic Moon on My Space: http://www.myspace.com/arcticmoonmusic