Ivan Tchijevsky was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982 into a musical family, and his father is a former international journalist and tango dancer. His mother’s sister worked as a vocalist in jazz and variety orchestras since the mid-60s in the USSR and his uncle was a famous saxophonist from Ukraine.
From the age of 14, Ivan began attending various musical events, collect vinyl records, produce electronic music, break-dance, and play DJ sets in clubs and hip-hop festivals. In his university student years, the main theme of his articles was currency competition, which was published in more than 10 universities in Russia.
In 2017, Ivan released an edited album entirely built on samples from 1970s and 1980 Soviet records sold mainly in Ukraine. He also recorded 9 podcasts and articles about Soviet jazz, Caucasus folk jazz, and the first Russian hip-hop artists for the French site Parisdjs.com. He also participated in public organizations including the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations, ACI Russia, and the Russian Academy of Geoconomics.
Ivan’s interests now include the study of the digital market, analogue music production, the study of the new U.S. book market, and classes and practice of yoga.