Anton Chernikov (Nile / Crystal Verge / Sample Bots) - one of the artists in the "first division" of the top Russian producers, successfully establishing himself on the international trance scene.
He kicked off with single "Ra", which was released by Somatic Sense on vinyl in Netherlands. Soon after, the track caught ATB's eye and he picked up it for his compilation "ATB - The DJ in the Mix 3", released on German Kontor Recods.
Anton was moving in the direction of progressive music and getting deeper with his Nile project, when his next single has arrived - Your Burning Eyes. This one was supported by Markus Schulz, who's played it for many times in his show and then released it on his Coldharbour Selections Part 17 (Armada Music).
Finally, Anton decides to combine psy-trance music with European progressive and becomes an artist of the world's famous UK label Joof Recordings, where he has released some top hit singles (such as Kergudu, Nightmare) under his Crystal Verge moniker. The head of the label John 00 Fleming has always supported Anton's works in his sets all over the world and also in his radio show Global Trance Grooves. Besides, these tracks have been selected for Above & Beyond's Trance Around The World radio show and Paul Oakenfold's Full On Fluoro.
More to add - Anton has successfully released great remixes for such producers as John 00 Fleming, Flowjob, RPO and even a remix for Jean Michel Jarre's legendary Oxygene. He also has worked in collaboration with Mike Saint Jules, Cressida, Ricky Brian Smith (Digital Blonde) and John 00 Fleming (at the moment).
Anton has released music on big labels and smaller ones: JOOF Recordings, Iboga Records, Armada, Alter Ego, Baroque, Digital Emotions, Kontor, Iono Music, Ministry of Sound, Plusquam Division, Somatic Sense.
As a dj Anton ranges from minimal deep electronic to psy-progressive and trance music in different variations. His mixes are always innovative for the listener due to the freshness of the sound. Anton has taken part in UK's Joof Nights, Synthetic Dreams' Ultramusic festival and Digital Emotions parties, which are very famous in Russia.
At this moment, Anton Chernikov is one of resident artists on Joof label with such great masters as John00Fleming, Astral Projection, Vibrasphere, Airwave, Ticon, Protoculture, Liquid Soul, Tegma and so on.
John 00 Fleming: «Russian Genius»
Anton Chernikov’s tracks