Hailing from Stary Oskol, Russia, Arktika is a musical project producing tight dance grooves as well as downtempo beats and killer productions of all styles. From breaks to epic trance, to electo, freestyles hip hop to straight euro trance and even pop, Artyom Tiunov, the lead musician/producer of the group has been acclaimed in several genres to date for both his original recordings to his remixing capabilites. Drawing on a love of old school breakdance as well as dope dance, breakbeat, epic melodies and warm ambient sounds, there is little question as to why Arktika has topped the mp3.com charts this month in his respective genres.
In Russia, Arktika is well known as a remixer and megamix producer. Currently, 'Diver' the new single off his epic trance CD entitled "Millenium of Dance" is playing on Russian radio stations.
He has 2 self-released CD's, Electro Empire (2003), and Millenium of Dance (2003) [Epic Trance/Breakbeat] His third CD is due out in April, 2003.
His new song "Play This Tune at Full Blast" which was produced along with his friend, DJ Forward, made it up to #37 on the MP3.com Electronic Charts and #2 on the Breakbeat chart in March 2003. This is just one of several songs that have made the top 10 on the MP#.com charts in their respective genres.
Arktika started DJ'ing in 1993. In September 2002 he placed 8th in a competition of electro artists organized by ElectroEmpire/The Formic Records.
His track 'Stomp to My Beat' was released on 'Super Club Compilation 2002' a Russian club music compilation.
Arktika's musical influences include Cirrus, Omar Santana, Way Out West, Hybrid, Aphrodite, Ferry Corsten, Darude, Flying Steps, Freestyle Project, and Westbam, Music Instructor.
Similar artists are Cirrus, Omar Santana, Way Out West, Hybrid, Aphrodite, Freestylers, Darude, Flying Steps, Freestyle Project, Music Instructor, Bomfunk MC's, Lunatic Calm, Crystal Method, Artful Doger and Warp Brothers.
Check us out at www.soundclick.com/arktika also to hear our most recent work. We are currently seeking vocalists both male and female for collaborations.
Freestyle Music (2003/ CD Land), Rock Your Body (2003/ CD Land), Epic Trance (2004/CD Land) - under name Arktika