Artem Stoliarov is a Russian record producer whose primary genres include progressive house, progressive trance, and pop music. He’s better known by the stage name Arty.
Arty attended music school from the age eight till fourteen, at which age he graduated. He decided not to attend college to study music as he no longer enjoyed playing piano, and he felt the chances of becoming a professional pianist were slim.
Instead, he learned how to create music using a computer. He attended Saratov State University and graduated with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. He then decided to become serious with his music.
His first notable release was 2009’s Inside of Me/Flip Flop. He went on to release his Vanilla Sky EP that same year which captured the attention of several people in the electronic music world.
A song he worked on, titled Bliss, also appeared on one of Armin van Buuren’s A State of Trance episodes in 2009. Arty’s music caught Above & Beyond’s ear who signed him to their Anjunabeats label later that year.
In 2011 he worked with Matisse & Sadko to release a song titled Trio via Axwell’s Axtone record label. He went on to collaborate with Mat Zo on a song which was voted Webvote Winner multiple times on Above & Beyond’s radio show, A State of Trance.
He released his debut studio album Glorious in 2015 to excellent reviews from critics. It peaked on the Billboard US Dance chart at the 14th spot.
Arty has collaborated with a wide range of artist, including Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Nadia Ali, BT, Ray Dalton, BT, Paul van Dyk and Clarence Coffee Jr.
He has appeared on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs list multiple times and has been nominated in the Best Trance Track category twice. Sometimes he releases music under his Alpha 9 moniker. The type of music he released under this name is primarily trance. As of mid-2018, he has released more than 50 singles, more than 50 remixes, 4 EPs, one studio album and nine music videos.
Arty is an FL Studio power user who runs the software on his MacBook Pro. He started producing without hardware, and this hasn’t changed much since he blew up.
He relies heavily on software instruments such as Camel Audio Alchemy, Modartt Pianoteq, and Omnisphere.
His software effects processors consist of the stock FL Studio plugins such as Gross Beat as well as third-party options such as FabFilter Timeless delay and Softube FET compressor.
In his early days, he used a pair of Pioneer MJ 5 headphones for monitoring audio. However, over the years more resources have become available to him, and he now uses various sets of headphones including a pair of Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro, Sennheiser HD 650, V-Moda Crossfade and Sennheiser HD 25-1 II.
He uses a pair of Genelec 8050A as well as a set of KRK Rokit 6 G3 studio monitors.
A Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S61 keyboard controller is also one of the pieces of hardware he uses for producing music.