Vigel Interview: Russian EDM Scene, Upcoming Projects, Dream Collab + More
We recently had the great opportunity to interview Russian artist Vigel. Vigel is known for his hard hitting trance records as well as his incredible progressive house productions. We discuss Armin Van Buuren dropping multiple tracks of his in his Ultra set, favourite place to perform, upcoming projects, Russian EDM scene as well as playing at the upcoming RFM Somnii Music Festival in Portugal.
You’re based in Russia? How is the dance music scene over there?
That’s right! Actually, the dance music scene here is very different. For example, we have a very big community of Trance music lovers here. Last time when I played in Moscow alongside Above & Beyond – it was sold out. The crowd & atmosphere were really amazing & special! We have also a lot of fans of g-house & techno music. Of course, if it comes to our festivals – big room works really great too. What I really like about our Russian people – they’re so into the music, emotional & maybe little crazy in a good way on a dancefloor.
How would you describe your music?
I think my music is something middle between Big-Room & Progressive. It’s bit trancey but energetical at the same time. Honestly, I’m always trying to not be the prisoner of any genre or style & reaching something new with every tune I produce. That’s the same thing I’m always trying to do in my live sets too. It’s important to realize: there are no borders in music, there are borders only in your head. It’s always good to explore & find something new.
What was it like to have two of your tracks played by Armin Van Buuren at Ultra 2019?
Fantastic & I was really pleased to see the great response by the people on the dancefloor! You know, I think it’s probably already my 4th time in a row when Armin played my new stuff on Ultra Music Festival. So cool & I hope now it’s becoming a tradition :D
What is your favourite place in the world to perform?
You know, every place is always so special for me. No matter where it is: Asia, Europe, my home country or any other part of the world. So cool to realize that there are so many different people on this planet with all different cultures, different languages, different tastes but music is uniting us!
Are you excited about your show at RFM Somnii in Portugal in July?
Absolutely! I’ve heard a lot about this great festival a while ago, so it will definitely be a big pleasure to be there together with the people! Make sure you won’t miss it!
Is there one artist that you must collaborate with?
From the headliners of festival? Of course! You know, I’m a big fan of Fedde Le Grand’s deejaying style as well as his productions for many years. Afrojack does it really great too. Of course Alesso, no need words to explain. Magnificence are killing it at the moment! Got too many on the list!
You’ve been with the Armada family for some time, what makes them so special?
I love how they’re exploring new areas & crossing the borders in music nowadays. Back in a day, Armada was only as a trance label. Now Armada is giving much more space to their artists to release & promote any kind of music they produce.
Do you have any upcoming projects you could tease?
Well, now we’re planning to release a big new remix for Limelght’s single called “Canis Major” that Armin has premiered in his Miami Ultra set this year. Also a couple of solo tracks from Vigel for this summer & pair of big collaborations which I’m working on at the moment. You can always check my socials for the big announcements & updates on the next months 😉
What are you goals for the second half of 2019?
Of course, to release more good music. We’re also scheduling many new tour dates with my team at the moment, so it would be awesome to visit all these places.
That’s to Vigel for chatting with us, we can’t wait to see what he brings next!
Vigel’s most recent release ‘Guangzhou‘ with Aryue