Roustam, Nightclubber Podcast 118

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 Art Department and Nicolas Jaar to Ben Klock 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

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. Every month he continues to captivate club audiences everywhere from Oslo to Kiev. In 2014 Roustam has dates scheduled for Ibiza’s Next Wave, the underground party that he is a resident of, and joined tINI and the Gang at Sonar and Ibiza, with a large Halloween weekend for Cocoon with Sven Vath in Miami and Bogota.

His debut solo record “Rustospace” was signed to the respected All Inn Records. 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.

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