Lay-Far – is a Moscow-based DJ and producer. For the last 6 years he has been a driving force behind soulful and eclectic music scene in Russia, hosting his well-acclaimed podcast “In-Beat-Ween Sessions” and organizing music events as a part of different music communities in such Moscow venues as Cult, Enthusiast, 16 Tons, Shanti, IKRA (R.I.P.) and others.
He managed to get the international recognition as a skillful DJ and selector, seamlessly bridging the gaps between deep, Detroit and soulful house, rare disco grooves, funk, jazz-tinged bangers, Brazilian music, afrobeat and delivering a unique sonic mixture to satisfy one’s body, mind and soul. The man has got the funk! No wonder he shared the decks with the likes of Craig Smith, Karizma, Mark Pritchard, Dego from 4hero, Alex Barck, DJ Food, Kev Beadle, DJ Krush, DJ Cam, Seiji, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Mad Mats, Blockhead, Red Rack’Em, etc. at local and international music festivals and events.
With multiple releases under his belt on such renowned labels, as 4Lux, Tokyo Dawn, Tru Thoughts, Amplified, Development Music, City Fly or Freestyle Records Lay-Far has been gaining constant support from the likes of Jimpster, Laurent Garnier, Opolopo, Osunlade, Phil Asher, Joey Negro, Move D, Rainer Truby, Alex Barck, Gerd, Simbad, Josh Wink, Daz-I-Kue, Recloose just to name a few. Apart from his solo works and projects Lay-Far has been collaborating with Yannah Valdevit, Peter Oakden (Restless Soul), Sarah Winton, Souled, Dragon, Positive Flow, Pete Simpson, Jonny Miller, Kira Neris, Aroop Roy, Stan Smith (Tokyo Dawn) and other independent musicians worldwide.
Moreover he has been sharing his skills, knowledge and music vision as a tutor of Sound Engineering and Sound Design Faculty of the Moscow Film School.
The year 2013 has seen him releasing the sun-fuelled “ The Earliest, The latest…EP” on a Spanish imprint JD Records (Subwax Bcn) with a classic remix from the Detroit-city legend Terrence Parker, the very-much anticipated “Green EP” on “Fifty Fathoms Deep” label run by Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) and Peter Oakden, a split EP with Matt Flores on Visky Recordings, co-producing Yannah Valdevit’s single on the highly-respected Tru Thoughts Recordings among many other things.
The year 2014 looks more than promising for Lay-Far with scheduled releases on some of the best underground music labels - Local Talk, City Fly, Atjazz Record Company, Shadeleaf Music, Rebirth Records, Jazz & Milk, etc.!
Lay-Far's 1st album "So Many Ways", which came out in November 2013 via a US imprint "Glenview Records" on 2хLP and CD has received great support and extensive plays from the likes of Karizma, Rainer Trüby, Mad Mats, Osunlade, Kev Beadle, Sarah Favouritizm, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Ronnie Herel, Recloose & Frank Booker, Red Rack'Em, Leisure Lab, Roberto Rodriguez, Kuniyuki Takahashi, Simbad, Tyler Askew, Soulparlor, Thatmanmonkz, Volcov aka Isoul8, Jonny Miller, Mucho Soul, Eddy Ramich, Commercial Break, Shuya Okino, Tapped Music, Inkswel, Love In Slow Motion, Aaron Dae, Boogie Nite and many others.