Lay-Far – is a Moscow-based DJ and producer, the owner of In-Beat-Ween Music label. He has been known as a driving force behind soulful and eclectic music scene in Russia. Lay-Far 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, afrobeat and delivering a unique sonic mixture to satisfy one’s body, mind and soul. The man has got the funk! No wonder he has been headlining some of the major global music events from London to Tokyo, Berlin to Palma de Mallorca, including the legendary Southport Weekender Festival (UK), SunceBeat Festival (Croatia), Southern Soul Festival (Montenegro), XJazz Festival (Germany), Schloss Enseble (Switzerland) and sharing the decks with the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble, Craig Smith, Karizma, Atjazz, Red Rack’Em, Detroit Swindle, Mark Pritchard, Rainer Trüby, Jazzanova, DJ Food, DJ Krush, DJ Cam, etc. Lay-Far’s music is a well-rounded vision of deep house that draws on the soulful roots of the genre while embracing the charms of modern methods for a sound that hits on a whole lot of levels.
With multiple releases under his belt on such renowned labels as Atjazz Record Company, Local Talk, Lazy Days, Rebirth, Tru Thoughts, City Fly or Soundofspeed, Lay-Far has been gaining constant support from the likes of Jimpster, Laurent Garnier, Gilles Peterson, Osunlade, Ashley Beedle, Phil Asher, Joey Negro, Move D, Patrick Forge, Gerd, Josh Wink, Ben Sims just to name a few. His tracks and remixes are getting some high profile attention at NTS Radio, BBC Radio 6, 1Xtra, Mi-Soul Radio, BBC Radio Solent, 22tracks, InterFM, J-Wave (Japan), etc.
Apart from his solo works and projects Lay-Far has been collaborating with Ashley Beedle, Pete Simpson, Inkswel, Yannah Valdevit, Peter Oakden (Restless Soul), Ugly Drums, Sarah Winton (Nightmares On Wax), Ricky Reid (Soul Renegades), Magic Number, Souled, Dragon, Positive Flow, Jonny Miller, Aroop Roy, Stan Smith (Tokyo Dawn), etc. Moreover he has been sharing his skills and knowledge as a tutor of Sound Engineering and Sound Design Faculty of the Moscow Film School.
Lay-Far's 1st album "So Many Ways", which came out in November 2013 on "Glenview Records", has garnered critical acclaim worldwide and resulted in two successful international tours: “So Many Ways Winter Tour 2014” in Europe and “So Many Ways UK and Ireland Tour 2014”.
The year 2015 will bring second full-length album for Local Talk Records, “So Many Ways Remixed” album on his own imprint In-Beat-Ween Music and many other projects! Watch out!
SUNceBEAT, Amsterdam Dance Event, Southern Soul Festival and Vocal Booth.