Astrix is a unique phenomenon in the trance world, a leading DJ & producer, who came from the underground psychedelic scene, have been performing in the biggest festivals and venues, reached # 18 on the DJ Mag poll, and yet, chose to always stay true to the underground trance movement.
Avi Shmailov has been dividing his life is for more than a decade already between constant studio work and non-stop touring around the globe. With more than 15 years of releasing music and more than a 1000 concerts all over the world, he continues to bring his musical message of psychedelic emotional uplifting trance to the leading festivals such as EDC, Burning Man, Escape From Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland, Summer Music Festival and Dreamstate (USA), SW4 and BoomTown Fair (UK), Tomorrowland (Belgium), OZORA (Hungary), Psy Fi and Dance Valley (Netherlands), Weekend Festival (Finland & Estonia), Airbeat One (Germany), Universo Paralello, Tomorrowland, Tribe & XXXperience (Brasil), Solstice Music Festival, Discovery, The Gathering (Japan), Emmaboda (Sweden), Inox (France), BAT (Argentina) and to the world's top dance clubs such as Brixton Academy, Alexandra Palace, Ministry of Sound, O2 Arena, Pacha, Privilege, Exchange, Avalon, AgeHa, Zepp Tokyo and many more.
Devoted to his art and a true perfectionist, Astrix is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dance floor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Both always laced with tons of feel and musicality. His music has been topping the charts and his albums are considered milestones.
Astrix broke into global consciousness in 2002 with his debut album 'Eye to Eye', defining him as a trance music anthems producer. In 2004, he released his second album 'Artcore', igniting fire all over the global trance scene and is considered by many as the perfect trance album. The album's effect was followed in 2005 by the impressive entry to the world's top 100 DJs list of the famous Dj Magazine, where he took the respectful climb to the 18th position in 2007. His third album 'Red Means Distortion' was released in 2010 and since then he continues to release many tracks on various compilations and digital EP's to delighted fans, who according to his Facebook page are over 900,000 and going on strong
Astrix 4th studio album, "He.art" will be released early 2016.