ARTBAT – Most Authentic Duo in Eastern Europe

As a region with a fascinating musical history, Eastern Europe has given birth to many notable names on the electronic music scene, including ARTBAT.

4. July 2022. — Author: EXIT

This DJ/producer duo consists of Artur Kryvenko and Vitaliy Limarenko and is celebrating seven years of existence this year. During that time, they released many Eps and singles, reached millions of views on streaming platforms, and rose to the top echelon of festival acts and global musicians. At this year’s Exit, we will have the chance to hear them at the closing of the Dance Arena.

Their worldwide success began with the release of “Mandrake for the Definiton Music label. After that, they released more successful tracks, including “Uplift, “for Solomun’s Diynamic label. They have also collaborated with Matador and WhoMadeWho. What makes them particularly authentic is their powerful and innovative, high-quality sound. Their tracks cover such a genre range that they work just as well on more intimate dance floors as in huge arenas. Their songs are regularly played by global DJ stars, such as Maceo Plex, Solomun, and Richie Hawtin.

They performed in Rio de Janeiro, above the Copacabana for Cercle in 2019, taking home the flattering Mixmag Star of the Year title and becoming the #1 best-selling act on Beatport. They were also named the Best Artist(s) of the Year at the Ibiza DJ Awards.

They are one of the few DJ duos that managed to gain popularity while remaining true to the underground sound. It is sophisticated techno with a strong wave bass and groove, giving every party a cosmic atmosphere. One of their most recent releases is a remix of the cult track “Age of Love, “ which they did with Pete Tong. Ministry of Sound released the remix. With its melodic and mystical vibe, reflected in pronounced synths and stylish techno, this track is perfect for festivals and mass parties.

They launched their own label Upperground with the single “Flame. “ The last thing they released on it was the EP “Our space, “in collaboration with the Italian Dino Lenny. You can always expect exciting releases from them, but also a fiery closing set at EXIT!

Written by: Vanja Ratković