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Telegram and Twitter duplicate what I post on Facebook, with occasional extra content.

On Vkontakte, I write in the Russian language for my fans out of from Russia and CIS.

I also upload vlogs and gigs videos on YouTube and share travel photos, selfies, and studio routine on Instagram.

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Rave Podcast 137

The November podcast edition is already available on Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify playlist, and Patreon (on Patreon, it appears a week prior to the premier, with higher quality and no voiceovers).

This month’s podcast kicks off with some of the most hypnotic tunes, followed by trancey techno and then some banging old-school rave-style stuff. Enjoy!


00:00 Deepbass, Ness – Les Planes (Original Mix) Dynamic Reflection
03:54 Joachim Spieth – Luminophor (Original Mix) Affin
07:54 Basis Change – Entanglement (Original Mix) Edit Select
11:20 Beat Bizarre – Role Model (Original Mix) Iboga Records
16:11 Torsten Kanzler – Coconut (A Paul Remix) TK Records
19:05 Metodi Hristov – Weightless (Original Mix) Set About
23:11 Drunken Kong – In The Air (Original Mix) Tronic
27:45 Pablo Wesler – Title Still Irrelevant 3 (DJ Dextro Remix) Naked Lunch
31:06 Deas – Isolation (Original Mix) Arts
34:27 Axel Karakasis – In The Queue (Original Mix) Planet Rhythm Records
38:13 Da Hool, Stella Bossi – System XTC (Klaudia Gawlas Remix) The Beat Must Fuck
42:26 Uto Karem – Behind The Lights (Original Mix) Agile Recordings
45:42 M.I.T.A. – Dusty (Original Mix) Tronic
50:20 DJ Physical – Stay Forever (Original Mix) Lost Palms
53:12 Jam & Spoon – Odyssey To Anyoona (Frankyeffe Remix) Black Hole Recordings
57:32 DJ Physical – Calm & Quiet (Original Mix) Life In Patterns
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Dance:Love:Hub 2022

🇬🇧 London, 3 December 2022

I am thrilled to announce that on 3rd December I’ll be playing at Dance:Love:Hub in London alongside Stu McNally, Jon Cockle, and Jack Moss!

Dance:Love:Hub runs the finest underground music events in London with some of the most passionate and loveliest crowds. After playing there twice in 2017 and 2019 they became a dear part of my musical family, so I’m really looking forward to returning to play for this community.

📍 Venue:
Basing House with Funktion One sound system,
25 Kingsland Road E2 8AA London

🎫 Tickets:
1st tier (50 tickets) £20
PayPal: dancelovehubtickets@gmail.com

🔗 Facebook event page:

Don’t miss this one!

Rave Podcast 136

October’s edition of the podcast is already available on Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify playlist, and Patreon (on Patreon, it appears a week prior to the premier, with higher quality and no voiceovers).



00:00 Pig&Dan — Particles (Original Mix) Elevate
06:00 Timewave — The Essence (Relaunch Remix) Mistique Music
09:30 Loco & Jam — Back To The Warehouse (Original Mix) Arcane Music
13:30 Eric Sneo — Mine (2021 Remastered) Remain Records
17:52 Ricardo Garduno — Senseless (Anthony Castaldo Remix) Impact Mechanics
21:22 Sven Vath — Metal Master Spectrum (Bart Skils & Weska Reinterpretation) Cocoon Recordings
26:06 Lostly — Concorde (Original Mix) Electronic Architecture
30:00 Kaiser (KSR) — Nobody (Original Mix) KSR
33:21 Dubfire, Flug — Rampart (Original Mix) Drumcode
37:09 Umek — Choice To Pursue (Original Mix) 1605
40:06 Resurrection — Desolated (Cristian Varela Remix) Black Codes Experiments
43:54 Blazej Malinowski — At The End (Original Mix) Inner Tension
48:24 Axel Karakasis — Day Zero (Original Mix) Remain Records
51:38 Fractions — Silence (Original Mix) Elixyr
55:04 Dubiosity, Pjotr G — Cataclysm (Original Mix) Lateral Fragments

Hello, London

After a series of flights, airports and different countries for the past week, I’m in London 🇬🇧 now and will be here for a while. I’m very grateful for all the lovely people I have met on my journey so far.

If you’d like to book me or if you live nearby and would like to meet or just want to hi, please feel free to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.

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Thank you

Thank you everyone for your kind words and support on my journey to the unknown. I still can’t believe that I had to flee my home and that this is all happening for real, but luckily I made it, I’m safe, and this is what matters most.

Once I settle in I’ll let you know where I am, we’ll definitely keep in touch and my podcast will go out on a schedule as per usual. Hugs! 🖤

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It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made in my life. And it is definitely my weirdest birthday.

Today I left Russia. I very much hope that it won’t be for long or forever. I will tell you later where I will be and what I will do next, I need to catch my breath first.

I feel so sorry that we had to cancel my Open To Close set on October 1st. We’ve been working hard on this event for the last three months. The most frustrating thing, though, is that I didn’t even get to see everyone at the end.

Of course, everyone who bought tickets can return them at full price, the process is fully automated by Ticketscloud. Just open the link customer.ticketscloud.com and follow the instructions.

Hopefully, in peacetime, we will have a chance to dance in my hometown together again. Please take care 💔

 No comments    121   2 mo   I am   Open To Close 2022   Photo

The Guest Mix @ JOOF Radio 2022

It’s with great pleasure and honour that I once again made a guest mix for John Fleming’s radio show.

As usual, in every mix I try to give the listeners something new, to surprise and bring the joy of discovering a new sound. And this one came out without exception.

It is noteworthy, that JOOF Radio broadcasts on the Trance channel of Digitally Imported radio. And although the word ‘trance’ has become a dirty word in recent years, for me it’s this kind of sound the real underground trance which is not a shame to call trance. Enjoy :-)

00:00 Svarog — Settling (Original Mix) Affin
04:58 Aoud — Surd (Original Mix) Persephonic Sirens
10:16 Alfredo Mazzilli — Windy Side (Original Mix) Edit Select
15:16 Dubiosity, Pjotr G — Trailer Park Prophet (Original Mix) Planet Rhythm Records
18:14 Surt — The Brightest Dawn (OTHK Remix) Postdynamic
22:37 Angelo Stasi — PlancK (Basis Change Remix) Edit Select
27:11 Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy — Setback (Original Mix) Selected Records
30:17 Dawn Razor — Blizzard (Original Mix) DEXT Recordings
34:19 Christian Smith — Accelerate (Original Mix) Tronic
37:52 Kalden Bess, UNDFND — Kontrol (Original Mix) Ground Factory Records
40:32 Adam Beyer — Remainings, Pt. 3 (Jesper Dahlback Remaster) Drumcode
41:15 Dawn Razor — Wonk (Original Mix) Bazovoe Techno
44:26 Dubiosity, Pjotr G — Cataclysm (Original Mix) Lateral Fragments
49:15 Psychosonic — Now Or Never (Original Mix) Jotown Records
52:45 Gaetano Parisio — Nysa (Original Mix) Conform Records
56:32 M.I.T.A. — A Soul From Chicago (Original Mix) Tronic
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Rave Podcast 135

A new long-awaited edition of the podcast is already available on Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify playlist, and Patreon (on Patreon, it appears a week prior to the premier, with higher quality and no voiceovers).



00:00 Dubiosity — Denying The Antecedent (Original Mix) Planet Rhythm Records
03:35 Elias Erium — Keep In Touch (Original Mix) Aletheia Recordings
09:28 Pig&Dan — Mojo Man (Original Club Mix) Toolroom Records
13:26 Hollen — Sleeping Dogs (Original Mix) Code Records
17:47 Nicole Moudaber, Victor Calderone — The Journey Begins (Original Mix) Drumcode
23:00 Copy Paste Soul — Voyager (Original Mix) Suara Records
27:52 Frankyeffe — My Beat (Gabriel D’Or & Bordoy Remix) Riot Recordings
30:08 Ronnie Spiteri — Falcon (Original Mix) Kenja Records
33:08 Justin Schumacher — Resist (Sutter Cane Remix) Frakture Audio
37:33 Eric Sneo — Interleaved (2021 Rework) Beatdisaster
40:42 Alexander Kowalski — Black Box Treatment (Original Mix) Be As One
44:00 Alexander Kowalski — Taking Back The Dawn (Original Mix) Be As One
48:19 Drunken Kong — Focus (Original Mix) Tronic
51:54 Jam & Spoon — Odyssey To Anyoona (Wehbba Remix) Black Hole Recordings
56:10 Steve Redhead — The Conductor (Original Mix) Materia
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3 tips for opening DJs

The opening DJ is one of the most underrated roles in the club event format. But who are these “opening” DJs? What they should be doing and what things they must avoid?

Watch the video about it on my YouTube channel:

P.S. This is the video version of my advice written in 2016. If you prefer text over video, read the article: the details are slightly different, but the main message is the same.

 No comments    95   2 mo   Advice   Advice video series   DJing
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