St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
I fell into djing in early 2000s buying hip-hop 12-inches by ATCQ, De La Soul, Grand Puba, Brand Nubian, Digable Planets… I started doing my own production and in a natural way discovered soul music first as an immense source of samples later as an inspiration to join a band and start playing this kind of music live.
That is how I became a member of Wake&Bake (http://wakebake.bandcamp.com). We released two 45s on Tramp Records (TR-1009) and Our Label (OUR45-006) and made several other recordings before disbanded in 2012.
At that time I was into deep funk 45s buying stuff like Blenders ltd, Tony Alvon & The Belairs, Prince Brownell, The UFOs etc. This kind of heavy and uptempo stuff is still my focus today. Though I’m also playing R’n’B, latin, northern soul, afrobeat, mod jazz, reggae.
Now I’m part of Fun City Shingaling team running N1 soul parties in St. Petersburg, Russia. That is why you can find my recent mixes at Shingaling Radio page here http://www.mixcloud.com/djChak/.