Chicago, United States
Ivan Winke (born December 1982) is an independent Artist / DJ / Producer / Remixer. His notable solo projects are Shamanavi and Ivan Winke. His side projects are Pro Test, Shamanavi & Pale Horse, Shamanavi & Pro Test and Shamanavi & Roaring Lion.
Ivan grew up in the southwest side of Chicago. He embraced many forms of art and was exposed to all kinds of music as a child. At 15, he established himself as a DJ by spinning at local underground parties, lounges and night clubs throughout the Chicago-land area. At 19, he began to invest in more equipment such as computers, drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers. Since then he has strived for diversity and has created a wide variety of music that reflects this world inside and out, physically and spiritually. His knowledge of music production and technique is self-taught. Xochipillinavi Studios (founded in September 2001) is where he summons the sounds of his various projects.