Interview: Arno Cost

At just 22 years old, Arno Cost is recognised as one of France's most talented up-and-coming music producers and DJs. We caught up with him ahead of his appearance at December's Purrfect.

Jayne Robinson

Date published: 23rd Nov 2010

At just 22 years old, Arno Cost is recognised as one of France's most talented up-and-coming music producers and DJs. We caught up with him ahead of his appearance at Mission on December 4th, for 2010's last instalment of Purrfect. 

Tell us a bit about Arno Cost, where you’re from and what kind of music you play!

Im 24 years old, from Paris and I play house music. 

What DJs have inspired you and why?

A lot of artists have inspired me, like Moby when I was a kid. I've always loved his work. I also love what the French Touch did, with Daft Punk, Alan Braxe, Cassius, Bob Sinclar, Air etc. Today, I really like Eric Prydz's stuff, or even some artists from Ed Banger like Justice, Kavinsky and Dj Medhi etc.

What have you been up to this year? Any new productions in the pipeline?

I’ve been quiet this year in productions, focusing on my technique in the studio and on my gigs. But 2011 will be great, with a new big track done with Arias called 'The Days to Come'. I think it's huge! I'm preparing a track with Martin Solveig too, and a lot of original productions on my own.

You played in Leeds earlier this year. What was that like, and what can we expect from you this time?

It was amazing, one of the best parties in UK I've ever had. I played with Laidback Luke and the crowd was crazy! I expect the same this time, everybody hands in the air!

What are your top five tunes at the moment?

Arno Cost & Arias - The Days To Come

Chris Lake - Cross The Line

Thomas Gold - Agora

Daft Punk - Technologic (Sebjack Edit)

Marco V - Reaver

You and Norman Doray don’t seem to play a lot together anymore, are you still friends?

Of course we are. We just decided to play separately, to have our own carrier and not a duo one. But we still play together sometimes, like last month in Ministry of Sound in London

Finally, what advice would you give to up and coming DJs and producers?

Work work work! And believe in what you do.

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