With the recent explosion of terrace-friendly deep house, countless producers have come and gone, falling victim to the cursed label of “one-hit wonder.” We’re expecting lots more of self-proclaimed poolside four-to-the-floor masters to fall by the wayside in 2013, but one we’re expecting that stay on the radar is Novosibirsk, Russia-based Max Lyazgin. With a catalog only reaching back to September of last year, this deep-disco up-and-comer has already released on one of last year’s fastest growing sub-labels, Nurvous Records. We ran a few questions by Lyazgin about what to listen for in 2013.

There’s been a lot written about you lately… tell us one thing about yourself that the press has missed.

I am true mellowman.

Have a favorite track from last year?

Loverdose’s “I Remember,” but it’s difficult to say this because there are very many great tracks.

Besides you, who else should we keep an eye on this year?

Fly O Tech, The Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club…

Any predictions for 2013, music or otherwise?

They say that nowadays people are using records again. It is of course good, though I am not sure that it will be as it used to be before. We should admit that digital technologies are way ahead and it is only the start.

What’s next for you release-wise, and what should we look forward to in the future?

I will try to produce new tracks, which won’t be different from each other… different styles, as it is my credo to produce various music. It’s the most important idea in my creative work, and I also want to continue to make people happy and positive during my DJ sets.