( FR )
Roman Aka impish est né et a grandi à Moscou, très impliqué dans la scène free party locale, influencé par la scène punk rock et heavy metal. Après l’obtention du son diplôme, quelques amis lui font découvrir la Drum&Bass, instantanément, c’est l’amour fou ! Suite à cela il commence à organiser de nombreuses soirées D&B privées à Moscou appelées « Burning Series ». Ces soirées deviennent vite célèbres, dû à l’atmosphère chaleureuse et au son du vinyle. C’est aussi dans ces soirées qu’il teste ses premiers morceaux.

En 2013, il lance son propre label « Occulti Music » bien décidé à ne sortir que de la musique de qualité sur vinyles exclusivement. Un an plus tard, Impish sort son tout premier album « underwater » en featuring avec vasilisa jarlier, un travail de longue date puisqu’il avait commencé à composer cet album en 2008 ! C’est donc sans suprise que cet album reçoit un énorme support de la scène russe, ainsi qu’internationale.

A côté de cela, impish a pu d’ores et déjà s’illustrer sur d’autres très bons labels: Blendits, Fokuz ou Citrus et a reçu de nombreux supports : Break, FD, BTK, S.P.Y, Spectrasoul, Technimatic, Amoss et bien d’autres. Sa dernière grosse date était une hospitality à Moscou, sur laquelle il a pu partager la scène avec London Elektricity et S.P.Y.
 

( EN )
Roman was born in 1984 and grew up in Moscow in the capital of Russia being involved in the free party scene and soundsystem culture mainly focussing on punk rock and heavy metal. After the graduation some friends introduced him to drum and bass and he instantly fell in love. Thus the long hours spent with the guitar and drums was changed to collecting vinyl and producing electronic music. Then, with his friend he started the long term series of drum & bass parties held on a monthly basis in Moscow called Burning Series. This private party is especially famous for its homely atmosphere and the vinyl sound. It was here that he tested his first records and does so to this day.

In 2013 on the advice of an old friend he officially launched label called Occulti Music and guys left the underground for a big scene with a massive official pressrun of vinyls. In one year Impish released an album called ‘Underwater’ featuring the one and only Vasilisa Jarlier, which brought together the material written in the course of 2008 to 2013. The mini album is dramatically simple in its concept, but deeply soaked with rainy vibes and loaded with powerful bass lines that have proven themselves worthy over the years on Moscow’s underground dance floors.

Besides releasing music on his own imprint, Impish is currently active with Dutch labels Citrus Recordings and Fokuz Recordings. His style of producing and DJ’ing is all about blending the rough with the smooth which already resulted in DJ support from Break, BTK, FD, S.P.Y, Spectrasoul, Amoss, John B, Technimatic, Random Movement and many more. The latest big gigs at which he participated was Hospitality in Mosow with London Elektricity, S.P.Y. and Ligistics.

 
Guest mix : 

 
Tracklist:

Break – Hope
Impish – Scream
Impish – All right
Break – Strictly Entertianment
Hurt me so solingen & type 2 remix (Actraiser)
Impish – Cant feel
Ulterior Motive – Sideways
Skyweep – Just wont do
Break & DLR – No idea
Impish – Humans
break – remix for Knowing by my nu leng
Gran Calavera – Deludamol
Subtension, Minor Rain & Trilo – No Smer
Kyrist – Tectonicz (dub critical)
Stream Mindmapper & Silvahfonk – The Fugitive

 
Links:
https://soundcloud.com/impish
https://www.facebook.com/Occulti/