Tripmastaz Fills in the Blanks

Russia may not be the first place you think of when it comes to dance music, but Andrew ‘Tripmastaz’ Guyvoronsky is changing that opinion with his rough and rugged Tech House sound. Haling from Chelyabinsk, Tripmastaz first came to worldwide attention under the expert tutelage of DJ Sneak in 2010, who went on to release 3 of his EPs on his own imprint Magnetic Recordings.

With further release on the likes of Droog’s Culprit, Tiefschwarz’ Souvenir, Real Tone, Be As One and Cecille, Tripmastaz established his own label Plant 74 Records and saw support from such esteemed artists as Maya Jane Coles, Nick Curly and Derrick Carter. After Loco Dice remixed his ‘Roll Dat’ track, it was no surprise to see the Desolat impresario pick up Tripmastaz’s latest 5-track EP ‘Wax Mania’ for his own label.

Having been given the Loco Dice stamp of approval, we can see these five slices of underground house and techno creating serious dance floor damage across the globe; from Russia With Love! We sat down with Andrew to find out a little more about what makes him tick, as we let ‘Tripmastaz Fill in the Blanks’ for Traxsource.

• My birth place is… Russian Detroit (minus music) Chelyabinsk aka Meteorite City.
• One thing that really annoys me is… those little white apple headphones everybody in a radius of 1 km has and able to hear.
• My favorite kit is… Kat! ha
• If I wasn’t a DJ, I’d be a… pimp, or at least tried to be one…sike! I would be something to do with humor for sure – can’t live without it!
• My record label is… Planet 74.
• Check out my new release called… Wax Mania on Desolat.
• My Favorite DJ is… Josh Wink.
• My DJ set-up is… 3 x Pioneer CDJ2000s, Pioneer 900 mixer and a pair of good old Technics 1210s.
• My favorite thing to cook is… Beets and Zucchinis under a sour cream sauce :)
• My track of the moment is… Mr. G on Jus’Ed’s label.
• My favorite classic is… Adonis – No Way Back.

Tripmastaz artist/label pages and releases on Traxsource.


Planet 74