Daria Fomina brings Oxygen to FRISKY
Russian DJ Daria Fomina transmits her long time love for the music through her smooth, melodic and progressive mixes. With a focus on creating an emotional journey, her experience as a pianist has given her an ear for melodies, which she aims to always feature within her music. Her passion for the pure sounds of progressive with its flowing rhythms and seamless transitions can be heard throughout her mixes, an example of which you can hear on her Labyrinth Guest Mix. Now she will be bringing her energy, and that of featured guests, to FRISKY every month with the launch of Oxygen.
How did you first get involved in electronic music?
My acquaintance with electronic music began at school. As far as I can remember, the first was Robert Miles, Radiohead, Enigma, Depeche Mode and etc. I bought audio cassettes, and CDs, when I received my first CD player. Generally at that time I was a music lover and loved enough many directions in music from classical to grunge.
Who were some of your early influencers, and who inspires you today?
Heard in 1998 the single – 9 PM (Till I Come) album from Andre Tanneberger and very fond of his style, I started compiling and singles from Schiller, Markus Schulz, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold. Then I went to listen to the radio, where the list of beloved musicians and DJs significantly increased.
My first radio mix I recorded in 2016, after which I regularly started to get out the first monthly podcast on the radio. Now I’m inspired by Hernan Cattaneo, John Digweed, Sasha, Nick Warren, Fernando Ferreyra … although, in fact, a lot of musicians, DJs and colleagues from Russia and from other countries that inspire me constantly.
I really love these people and the industry I’m in.
What do you think is the most important part of being a DJ?
DJ primarily creates a mood, transfers energy through a mix, gives space for internal flight, for fantasy or relaxation, music in its own way creates a meditative state in which a person catches, what he needs at the moment, whether it’s dancing or vice versa.
What do you love to hear in the music that you select for your mixes?
Basically, I pay attention to the basic melody. I love when the musicians use beautiful vocal parts.
What can listeners expect to hear on your new show Oxygen?
New electronic music, a little music from the past. The main direction is progressive house, progressive trance, melodic techno.