In 1994 Vlad invited Pavel Hotin to join him in a live performance. Pavel had previous experience with Moscow group "Zvuki Mu" and had also worked with Brian Eno. The opening performance was very successful, and as a result the two started to write music together. It was a further two years before they met Dmitry Rubegov during the creation of the "Aquatoria" club, where their studio was based. Dmitry was primarily a club promoter looking to collaborate with them by providing creative ideas.
Between 1996-1998 "Tetris" were engaged in writing music for High Fashion Week in Moscow and a number of their compositions found their way onto several Russian cd compilations.