Yuriy Gurzhy was born in Ukraine and now lives in Berlin. He is a musician, DJ, producer and radio broadcaster. Together with Wladimir Kaminer
, a successful author in Germany, he started the now legendary dance events known as "Russendisko". A series of highly original compilations followed, introducing the rest of Europe to the likes of Leningrad, Markscheider Kunst, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Zdob Si Zdub and Distemper, not to mention Gurzhy's own band RotFront
, who produced a reworking of the Kraftwerk classic "The Robots". Since 2006 he has included hits from the Shtetl Superstars in his setlist.