DJ Derbastler, aka Ivan Moskalenko, was born in Kyiv in 1972. Since 1989 he started playing music in a number of Kyiv bands like Elektryky, Yarn, Radiodelo and unforgettable for Kyiv’s independent music scene - Shake Hi-Fi. From 1994 to 2002, he was a part of the Foa-Hoka group, was its co-producer and a base player.
Since early 90s he got interested in DJ-ing, as he always liked sharing new musical acquisitions with his friends. He joined forces with Vitaliy Ulitsky to start Torba Entertainment and acted as its musical producer for numerious Torba parties in Kyiv, i.e. first massive rave events. As a DJ he played in clubs, open-airs, massive dance events, for auditoriums of thousands.
Later, with Kyiv’s modern artist and designer Kirill Protsenko, he started a media project Radio-Eurasia and participated in various festivals and 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 resident DJ at the Rebel Minds Gallery in Berlin. In 2003, he and Kirill Protsenko, formed an independent musical label - Thermos Records, where they published a compilation - “Music for space lorry drivers”.
He produced and mixed compilations for SALE records (with Danilkin), CTS (“Beautitude lounge”). He also made musical compilations for Lilia Poustovit's designer fashion shows, mastered specifically for the Ukrainian Fashion Week and its events.
Derbastler is undoubtedly a very talented musician, DJ and musical producer, who collaborated with various musicians in Kyiv and abroad. This includes his collaborations with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello and Yuriy Gurzhy of RotFront. But, most recently, he is known for his work with MAMA DIASPORA and their recently published EP “MAMA DIASPORA feat. Yuriy GURZHY”.
More information on the music produced by DJ Derbastler can be found here: http://extraestradamusicblog.blogspot.com/ .