- Super DJ Dmitri
Dmitri Brill (Cyrillic: Дмитрий Брил ("Dmitriy Bril") born June 4, 1964 from
Kiev, Ukraine) is a DJand a former band member of Deee-Lite.
Super DJ Dmitri (sometimes spelled Dmitry) was an underground house DJ before he met
Lady Miss Kierthrough a friend in 1986. A year later DJ Towa Teijoined the two of them and formed the group Deee-Lite.
Known for his funky outfits and various ponytail styles in the beginning, Dmitri DJed, co-wrote, and co-produced for Deee-Lite, including the smash mainstream hit "
Groove Is In the Heart" from the " World Clique" album. He also did the same for the subsequent Deee-Lite albums. Deee-Lite disbanded in 1996.
In 1991, he performed a Russian rap on the song "Rap the World" from Japanese musician
Ryuichi Sakamoto's album "Heartbeat" (to which Towa Tei also contributed).
Super DJ Dmitri also has strived to move away from the house music reminiscent of Deee-Lite and into a darker sound. DJ Supa Dmitri has DJed at many house clubs. He also collaborated with DJ Silver and
Julee Cruisefor the song "Artificial World" featured in the motion picture "Scream". He released his self-titled album "Screams of Consciousness" in 2000.
Born in the Ukraine to a classical pianist, Brill was immersed in music from an early age, but mainly classical due to Soviet restrictions on music. His mother enrolled him at age nine in an
experimental musicprogram at a college where she worked. His family moved to New Yorkaround Halloweenin 1979 with refugeestatus. In 1981, he began to frequent many dance clubs and was exposed to other forms of music that would later shape his own DJing and music career. He was in a romantic relationship with Lady Miss Kier while in Deee-Lite, but the two split up in 1993, a major contributor to the band's dissolution. Brill currently lives in Berlin, Germany.
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Deee-Lite on Discogs.com]
* [http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/groups/globaldeeelitefans/ Yahoo Group]
* [http://www.haktanir.org/deee-lite/ Fanpage]
* [http://www.jackfruit.de/ Official Booking Agency]
In 1980 Dmitri answered an ad in the Russian Daily newspaper (Novoye Russkoe Slovo) to audition for the amateur punk rock band The Troublemakers as a bass player. All members of the band (Eugene Khananov – guitar, Lyosha – guitar, Michael Iosif – vocals/keyboards and Arnold Lublinskiy – drums) were teenagers who came to the United States with their parents as refugees from the Soviet Union in 1979.The band members set up an audition in Dmitri’s grandmother’s projects apartment in Coney Island section of Brooklyn. After talking to Dmitri and hearing him play they offered him to join the band. The Troublemakers played in an underground nightclub in Brooklyn Manhattan Beach area, which by day was a Martial Arts school and a gym.They first performed on a Christmas night of 1980 and continued through January of 1981. Although the band had a modest following of local Russian teens, some band members felt that playing for a group of immigrant teenagers was a waste of time and decided to call it quits.
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