DERBASTLER - EASTERN CUMBIA (LP)

Derbastler, aka Ivan Moskalenko, is a well-known Ukrainian musician, DJ and producer, one of the founding fathers of the Ukrainian electronic music scene. Extra Estrada Records publishes a compilation of his most recent remixes in Eastern Cumbia style.

DJ Derbastler, also known as Ivan Moskalenko, was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1972. He has started his musical career with a number of musical acts of the Kyiv musical underground, some of which were The Electricians, Yarn, Radiodelo, as well as well-known to Kyiv independent musical scene group Shake Hi-Fi. From 1994 to 2002, he was a member, bass-player and co-producer of the Foa Hoka musical group. In the beginning of 90s he started his professional DJ career, which was most probably originated in his passion for music and his desire to share it with others, especially his friends. Later he became involved with Torba parties, first rave and electronic music parties at the Ukrainian capital. As a DJ he played everywhere throughout Ukraine, in clubs, at open airs, stadiums, for audiences of thousands. He was a founding member of the Radio-Eurasia project (together with a Kyiv-based artist Kirill Protsenko) and took part in numerous festivals and musical events (Dream Game 2001, Kyiv International Media Art Festival 2000 and 2001, New Sound, Venice Biennale, Vienna Grand Art Academy in 2004, etc.). Later, he was a guest DJ at Rebel Minds gallery in Berlin. In 2003 році, Derbastler together with Kirill Protsenko, have found an independent music label - Thermos Records, which has published a groundbreaking electronic music compilation Music for Space Lorry Drivers that was presented to public at the Venice Biennale. Derbastler has produced and mixed music for electronic compilations made by SALE records and CTS music label (“Beautitude lounge”). He was also an author of musical compilations, accompanying fashion shows of Lilia Poustovit, made specially for the Ukrainian Fashion Week and similar fashion events. Derbastler is a member of Mama Diaspora music group, is a music producer and art director at the Extra Estrada Records.

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