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Lay-Far – is a Moscow-based DJ and producer, the owner of In-Beat-Ween Music label.
Boiler Room calls Lay-Far a "producer extraordinaire" and dedicates a special session to him and his music. Music Is My Sanctuary characterizes Lay-Far as: “One of the most talented and prolific new talents in the new global house scene” while Mixmag Russia: “one of the most in demand Russian producers and DJs internationally at the moment”.
Lay-Far’s distinctively individual style has won him truly global fan base – from the new generation of clubbers to the undisputed club veterans, like Marshall Jefferson, Dj Spinna, Ashley Beedle or Gilles Peterson. He is internationally recognized as a skillful DJ and selector, seamlessly bridging the gaps between the cutting-edge and classic house rhythms, rare disco and boogie, Afro-Latin grooves, bass-heavy cuts and delivering a unique sonic mixture to satisfy one’s body, mind and spirit. The man has got the funk! No wonder he has been headlining some of the major global music events from London to Tokyo, Berlin to Dubai, including the legendary festivals like Southport Weekender (UK), SunceBeat (Croatia), Southern Soul (Montenegro), Vocal Booth Weekender (Spain), The Djoon Experience (Italy), XJazz (Germany), BetonCentrale (Holland), Usadba Jazz (Russia), etc. In addition to that in various media publications he is cited as one of the key players responsible for the global revival of soulful house and broken beat scenes.
With multiple successful releases under his belt on pretty much every quality label under the sun, including Local Talk, Atjazz Record Company, BBE, Rebirth, Tru Thoughts or G.A.M.M., Lay-Far has been gaining constant support from the key tastemakers of the world, including Laurent Garnier, Gilles Peterson, Osunlade, Jimpster, Ashley Beedle, Move D, Josh Wink, Ben Sims just to name a few. His tracks and remixes are getting high profile attention at NTS Radio, BBC Radio 6, 1Xtra, Mi-Soul Radio, BBC Radio Solent, 22tracks, InterFM, J-Wave (Japan), etc.
The year 2018 gonna see Lay-Far release his long-awaited 3rd album, a couple of singles, featuring Stee Downes and Pete Simpson, remixes for some of the top musicians of the world as well as several unexpected collaborative projects, which are yet to be officially announced!
Gilles Peterson: “Great producer, Great DJ”.
Atjazz: “One of the finest souls in dance music”.
Music Is My Sanctuary: “One of the most talented and prolific new talents in the new global house scene”.
Turntable Lab: “The Russian DJ/B-boy supreme”.
Piccadilly Records: “Russian groove expert”.
Mixmag Russia: "Lay-Far - на сегодняшний день один из самых востребованных на Западе российских музыкантов и диджеев…” / “Lay-Far is one of the most in demand Russian producers and DJs internationally at the moment…”
Renight.com: “Moscow’s maverick”.