DJ Russian Bear’s precision melding of cutting-edge and classic sounds create a level of sophistication worthy of the hottest events and venues worldwide. His original blends and mash-ups transcend boundaries while providing clients with a custom-tailored fit for any occasion.
As his devoted audiences can tell you, there is no other DJ out there quite like the Bear.
As a young cub born and raised in SoHo in the heart of downtown Manhattan, The Bear was constantly exposed to new sounds from early on: Papa Bear’s Miles and Coltrane records, Mama’s Bear’s Mozart and Bach, and the Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and other golden-age hip-hop tapes blasting from Sister Bear’s boombox. “I remember listening to my Dad’s record collection and finding the Tribe bassline from [Freddy Hubbard's] Red Clay,” the Bear recalls. “From that point on I knew I wanted to DJ.” All this along with coming up in NYC’s vast world of music and entertainment, it’s no wonder DJ Russian Bear’s style is so universal.
From mining mixtapes in his bedroom at 14, to sharing stages with hip-hop legends Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan), The Beatnuts, Akynele and Aesop Rock by 21, The Bear has continued to rise while elevating his craft to an artform.
Today, Russian Bear finds himself on a bi-coastal and international stage, DJ’ing events for major fashion houses and media outlets from New York to L.A. Performing for such high-end clients as Burberry, Givenchy, Rock & Republic, BCBG/Max Azaria, Converse and Cole Haan to name a few, the Bear’s mixes create an atmosphere and vibe that perfectly complement the client’s vision, taste and style.
Always down to rock a party, The Bear’s eclectic musical taste allows him to reach any audience. You will Rock to the Roll, freak to the Funk & Soul, sweat to the 80’s and shake your booty to Brazilian, Breakbeats and more. And you’ll never miss out on the hottest new Hip Hop, R&B and Pop. You will also learn about records from far off places and times of which you’ve only been told in legends. The Bear’s musical knowledge is both bottomless and encyclopedic.
Most importantly, you will dance, enjoy and live life as it should be lived.