DJ Spy.der's musical education started at secretive college parties he attended in the 1980s, dancing to Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Jean-Michel Jarre and Depeche Mode. These early impressions influenced his musical taste a lot: "What we play today is still full of electronic neoromanticism," he explains. "We" is a reference to his collaboration with DJ Fish, which has lasted for 20 years and includes a variety of projects and styles. In the late 80s, Spy.der and Fish would start their parties with italo-disco tunes. A few years later, the duo got into techno; in the mid-90s they explored the psy-trance and rave scene, before turning to jazz and funk by the end of the decade. Spy.der and Fish have also collaborated as composers, recording several experimental ambient and techno albums under the name of The Conservators during the 90s, in their Stancia Solaris studio. Around the same time they opened Discocsid, Moscow's very first DJ store.
Throughout his career, DJ Spy.der has performed at a number of important European venues, including the renowned Ultraschal, Tresor and Love Parade parties in Germany, at private nights in Ibiza and London, and in numerous clubs in Asia and the Americas. DJ Spy.der was a regular at the Ukraine's renowned Kazantip festival and has been a resident DJ for a number of progressive venues in Moscow, including the world-famous Zeppelin, Jet Set, Justo and legendary raves Orbit. He is the man behind Kontrabanda.dj, a new Russian club music project that has just released an album with Krysha Mira Music record label.
DJ Spy.der can also boast a successful collaboration with the controversial Russian duo t.A.T.u. during their UK and Japan tour in 2003. Under the name of Step 2 Sun he also created a remix of their famous Ain't Gonna Get Us track.
Spy.der's philosophy is all about mixing and matching genres that may seem incompatible. This is a result of his diverse musical background and his interest in different styles. "I buy all sorts of records, from all sorts of labels... The most important thing is to be aware of everything that is happening: this is the only way to keep up with the general rhythm of the planet," he comments. "We know how to make jazz connoisseurs appreciate a trance track, and we can play jazz that will get a trance crowd dancing." Pure magic.
1986 - 1989 STUDENT PARTY MOSCOW
1990 - 1992 STUDIO M+
1992 - 1993 RESIDENT MOSCOW CLUB JUMP
1993 - 1994 AZ ART DJ CHAMPIONSHIP / ORGANIZATOR
1995 - ART SHOW 45 - TV PROGRAM ABOUT DJS AND HOUSE CULTURE
1994 - 1996 RESIDENT HAPPY MONDAYS PARTY / PENTHOUSE, MANHATTAN CLUBS
1996 - DJ LIFE SETS WITH THE COOL FRONT AND ARRIVAL
1995 -1998 DISCOCSID 1ST DJ RECORD STORE IN RUSSIA / ORGANIZATOR
1995 - 1996 CO ORGANIZATOR RAVE ORBITA 1,2,3 , STAR TRACK...
1995 - 2000 STUDIA SOLARIS STATION / THE CONSERVATORS PROJECT
1997 -2008 KAZANTIP / MIROVOZRENIE, NAPRAVLENIE FESTIVALS / MINISTR OF CULTURE
2000 - 2003 FASHION SHOW PARTY / DKNY, VERSACE, NINA DONIS, TCIGAL, 7 ELEMENT
2000 - 2003 RESIDENT MOSCOW CLUBS JUSTO, JETSET, ZEPPELIN
2003 - TA.TU CONCERT IN TOKIO DOM STADIUM DJ SET, EUROPA TOUR
2004 - CULT STUDIA MOSCOV / STEP 2 SUN PROJECT
2005 - STEET PARADE / EUROPA TOUR
2005 - 2009 FORTDANCE FESTIVAL
2007 - GLOBAL GATHERING UK - RUSSIAN VIP, HAOMAN 17 ISRAEL
2008 - KONTRABANDA.DJ STUDIO AND LIFE PROJECT
2009 - BORIS THE SPYDER NEW NICNAME AND STUDIO PROJECT NAME
2006 - 200... RESIDENT "KRYSHA MIRA" CLUB (ROOFTOP CLUB) / MUSIC PRODUCER & ART DIRECTOR
Tresor (Berlin), Matrix (Berlin), Icon (Berlin), Ultraschall (Munchen), Nachtwerk club (Munchen), Pulverturm (Munchen), Mandarine lounge (Munchen), Baikonur (Essen), Bogaloo (Pfaffenhofen), Velvet (Ingolstadt), Stammheim (Kassel), Café Danvers (Antwerpen), Fetish, ITL, Move (Israel) ...
AND MANY MANY CLUBS AROUND THE WORLD
- 2 Remix
- 3 Instruments & Performance
- 8 Writing & Arrangement
- 1 Featuring & Presenting
- 8 Production
- 12 DJ Mix
- 2 Technical