Born and raised in Los Angeles, 23-year old DJ Politik has become known locally and internationally for his energetic, eclectic, and tasteful style of spinning records. He currently sits atop a short list of open-format DJs called upon by top nightclubs, corporate clients and event producers looking for the perfect balance of top-40, hip-hop, house, indie dance, rock, pop & classics.
DJ Politik’s love affair with music began at an unusually young age. The son of a successful Russian pop singer, he spent many of his early days in the studio with his mother, listening to whatever tapes & CDs were lying around – Michael Jackson, The Beach Boys, Depeche Mode, and Run DMC, among others, were all early influences.
As he grew older, the burgeoning sound of 90’s hip-hop began to catch his ear and soon introduced him to the art of DJing. It wasn’t long until he purchased a set of belt-drive Gemini turntables, a beat up 2-channel battle mixer, and a handful of hip-hop records. A bedroom DJ was born.
Always ahead of his time, he would venture out to Hollywood at the tender age of 16 and began to discover what being a club DJ was all about. DJ AM, Samantha Ronson, StoneRokk, Adam 12, and DJ Vice all played a major role in his development as an all-around DJ – cutting, blending, and even dropping records from the top when appropriate. More importantly, interacting with and taking the crowd on a musical journey.
After years in the bedroom, performing at high school parties, and one-off stints at local clubs such as Les Deux, MyHouse, and Coco de Ville, club owners & promoters began to take notice.