DJ Spell (doubly was the participant of TOP DJ 100 Russia according to DJ.RU) – is one of the first Russian DJs who breaks through to the world minimal, tech-house, techno stage. Such “monsters” of nightclub culture as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire (Deep Dis..
Dmitry Karpov was born in the city of Perm in 1978. He began collecting and listening to music, courtesy of his father, in the form of reel to reel tapes at the tender age of 3.
In 1992, having excelled in the piano, Dima graduated from music school and went on to perform and compete at various concerts in the city. His recital of Beethoven’s “Moon Sonata” was so beautiful it was known to reduce his audience to emotional tears.
Music wasn’t Dima’s only interest. In addition to his musical education he went on to study Maths and Physics at Perm’s School N16.
After 9th grade Dima left Perm to study at the Moscow State University in the department of Educational Scientific Center of M.V.Lomonosov. Here he studied as a physicist-soundman, specializing in musical acoustics and focussing on the investigation into the sound of real musical instruments and its synthesized analogues.
It was at this time his DJ carrer also begun to excel making his debut on legendary radio station, 106, 8 fm with DJ Uho in 1998.
From this point onwards Dima begun to appear regulally at clubs throughout Russia and abroad and was also getting recognition for his studio production work.
DJ Spell (doubly was the participant of TOP DJ 100 Russia according to DJ.RU) – is one of the first Russian DJs who breaks through to the world minimal, tech-house, techno stage. Such “monsters” of nightclub culture as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire (Deep Dish), Laurent Garnier, Satoshi Tomiie, Jamie Jones, Claud VonStroke, Blackstrobe (Ivan Smagghe), Tiefschwarz and others play Dima’s music on the large dance-floors.
Dima’s compatriots also paid attention to his music. Such Russian DJs as Uho, Meshkov, B -Voice, Trapeznikov, Kubikov and Sanches respond favorably or even play tracks by DJ Spell.
Germany (Minimood, Kompakt Distribution), England (Crosstown Rebels), Japan (Mule Electronic), France (Mezzotinto), Denmark (Tic Tac Toe Records), Netherlands (Manual Music), Italy (Evolution Recordings), Spain (Gemini Recordings), USA (A Different Drum), Croatia (Diggarama) – these are not all but just a few countries where his music is producing and people buy it on vinyl and CDs. De-bug, the iconic German magazine, also noticed DJ Spell’s talent and published positive reviews of his releases.
Music Education – School of Music ?5, piano. The subdepartment of Acoustics of Physics department of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Moscow night-clubs where DJ Spell appears – Krysha Mira, Solianka, Paparazzi, Slava, Gorod, Shanti, IKRA, Flegmatichnaya sobaka, Bezdna (Titanik), Tochka, B - 2, Virus, Sufle, Fresh and many others.
Guest appearance - Europe (Warsaw, Riga), Ukraine (Kiev, Kharkov), Belorussia (Minsk, Brest, Gomel, Hrodna), Armenia (Erevan), South of Russia (Krasnodar, Rostov,Sochi), North of Russia (Murmansk, Nizhnevartovsk), Ural (Perm, Chelyabinsk, Nizhni Tagil), Volgograd, Moscow region (Kolomna, Noginsk,Electrostal) and others. Appeared on local radio stations and on TV. Took part in big raves (40 thousand people).
On the radio: Station 106,8 FM, Megapolis FM, Deep Mix, RTS, electronicmusic.fm and many others. Movies - "Dura" (Mosfilm) – bit part as a Dj + Sound track to the scene in the night - club.
Selected discography DJ Spell
12" Dj Spell - Lisa Ep (Mule Electronic, Japan)
12" Dj Spell - Under (Mezzotinto, France)
Dj Spell - Lost EP (Manual Music, Amsterdam)
Dj Spell - Experience EP (Gemini Recordings, Spain)
12" Dmitry Karpov - Polyot (Minimood Extra, Germany)
Freska & Dj Spell pres Peter Sion Dioneer - North Way EP (Evolution Recordings, Italy)