Biography of KTSubstance
|Real name / ||Kalin Todorov|
|Moniker(s) / ||Surrealism|
Surrealism is a joint project of the well established Bulgarian DJ Kalin Todorov and the outrageously young producer Nick Nikolov, also from Bulgaria.
Born in 1980 in Sofia, Kalin Todorov is one of the younger talents on the Bulgarian club scene. Yet, his achievements to date have won him recognition as a major player behind the decks. Among them are his participation in the 2001 Sofia Street Parade, his opening for Tiesto in 2005, his several performances at the legendary Cacao Beach, and his long-time residency at the famous Toba&co bar, all of which logically lead to signing with the first proper DJ agency in Bulgaria – Back2Back in 2006 and a steady residency at the first and number one Bulgarian house club – Chervilo hosting regular gigs of world renowned DJ celebrities.
Kalin bumped into Nick sometime in 2007 and naturally was astonished by his young production talent. Being aged only 15, Nick already had some releases for significant labels like Proton Music and 16 Bit Lolitas' Bits & Pieces. As is usually the case, a young producer like Nick needs the guidance of an experienced DJ like Kalin who is constantly in contact with the crowd and knows what's shaking. Having very similar musical tastes and sharing the enthusiasm to produce music and infect the world with their sound, the chemistry seemed to work for those two. Kalin and Nick established the Surrealism project aimed at producing intelligent deep tech-house and techno, having fun and maybe making the world love them and their music. They already have a bimonthly residency at club Yalta which is probably the oldest one in Sofia and with the richest history, renovated a couple of years ago and featuring the best international talent since.
In the summer of 2008 Kalin played with Monoroom in Focsani, Romania where he was noticed by the local agency Electro Events Booking. Looking to expand his horizons beyond the Bulgarian club scene and give a decent start to Surrealism, he signed with Electro Events Booking and faced 2009 with new perspectives