Roustam

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Biography

  • Roustam’s warm an open personality is reflected well in his music. He had spent much of his adult life living between Chicago, Moscow, Berlin and Miami (where he currently resides).
    Roustam is a talented and forward-thinking dj and producer that grew up in Chicago and resided in Moscow, where he is the resident and programmer of the Gipsy club. He is currently living in Berlin and touring around the world. Roustam is a regular artist at such acclaimed underground events as tINI and the gang, Next Wave and Half Baked. He has solo releases on Nilla and All Inn Records and previous collaborations out on Culprit, Souvenir and Turqouise Blue among others. Roustam was born in Moscow and grew up in Chicago which has left a lasting imprint on his creative and artistic life. He was raised on a steady diet of classic US House and techno in the Midwest and is a forward thinking and talented dj and producer, spending his time between Chicago, Berlin and Moscow. He also runs an original Russian underground vinyl-only label Redpanda and has released on All Inn Records! He was formerly a member of the Special Case collective with Arram Mantana and Tripmastaz. In his native city Roustam is well known for being the resident dj and main booker of the notorious Gipsy club. In the span of only two years Gipsy has become the premier destination for techno and house music in the Russian capital. The club's varied and all-encompassing program, which Roustam is responsible for, has featured a wide spectrum of great modern electronic artists, from Akufen and Nicolas Jaar to Cassy and Petre Inspirescu! In Gipsy and other places around the country Roustam has promoted events and performed with the who is who of cutting edge dance music. He has become known for comfortably fitting in as a back 2 back partner with many of his diverse guests such as Matt Tolfrey, Valentino Kanzyani, Seuil and the notoriously meticulous Romanians — Petre Inspirescu, Barac and Praslea. These daring journey sets have showcased Roustam's fluid and original style. As a solo performer Roustam has visited most parts of his native Russia along with great destinations in Europe, South America and USA. He has crafted complex, engaging and usually extended sets which perfectly combined all sides of house and reduced elastic techno for such great party brands as Concrete in Paris, Half-Baked in London, Kontrast in Belgium and tINI and the gang in Ibiza. For tINI and the gang Roustam has done regular appearances in Ibiza as well as featured performances at showcases during Sonar and BPM Festival. Every month he continues to captivate club audiences everywhere from Oslo to Miami. His debut solo record "Rustospace" was signed to the respected All Inn record label. It was released to much industry and critical acclaim on their new sister label Nilla in March of 2013 and is one of the label's all time top sellers as of now! "Rustospace" features a mind-bending remix from the talented Romanian duo NoiDoi and was also licensed by Cadenza for the official Vagabundos mix by Cesar Merveille! His next release on All Inn Records — "The Shape Of Deep To Come" solidified has reputation as a standout producer willing to take risks and explore new sonic territories. The follow up was a collaboration with his friend Tolga Fidan on Archie Hamilton's Moscow records! Roustam has also launched his own imprint — Redpanda records with great releases by Phrasis Veteris, Rainer, and a second collaboration with Tolga Fidan amongst others. Now based in Miami and touring the world regularly, he is currently working on his debut live set! Booking requests: [email protected]
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    Selected discography

    Roustam – "Rustospace" EP (w/ NoiDoi remix). Nilla Records - early 2013. Roustam – "The Shape of Deep to Come" EP. All Inn Records - June 1st, 2015.
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