Profile description of DJ AI-VA:

Overseas Director of The Mix Syndicate DJs. Best hip hop/urban DJ in
Latvia 2010/11. Participant at Red Bull Thre3style Latvia 2014. Played
for crowds 25'000+
200+ events a year.

DJ since 1991. Started the first hip hop parties in Latvia in 90’s
together with emcees Ozols and Gustavo. AI-VA has been involved in
rhythmic development of the dance floors almost everywhere in the

Was a resident DJ in a biggest nightclub in the Baltic States – Club
Essential from 2004 til 2011 (the venue is closed now). With many
dancefloors the club attracted up to 4000 visitors per night. Also a
resident at Pacha Vilnius, Living Room Oslo, Coyote Fly Riga, Mad
House Riga etc.

AI-VA has played with: Lord Jazz, Scratchator, Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier,
Cash Money, etc, and with many more live acts. Has played numerous
sets at festivals, night clubs, bars and parties.

On a regular basis AI-VA has played in most of the European countries.
Went on many tours in the USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway, UK, Ireland,
Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Finland, France, Spain (also Ibiza),
Dubai (UAE), etc. Played in festivals: Ung 08(Sweden), MTV B-day,
Positivus, Moonlight Party, Tele 2 Baltic Beach Party,etc.

Has been on a warm-up / support act for: Busta Rhymes, GZA, Onyx, Wu
Tang Killa Beez, Guru, Maxi Jazz, Knife Party, Kill The Noise,
Pendulum, Digitalism, Akil The MC (Jurassic 5), etc.

Drawing his influences from Soul, Funk, Rock, Reggae, HipHop,
Breakbeat, House, DJ AI-VA extracts the essence of all these styles,
blending and arranging them in a way that’s entertaining to his

AI-VA started as a hiphop jock in the nineties. Started to play also
house music gigs in early 2000's, did a warm up sets for Faithless,
Digitalism, Barbara Tucker, Robert Owens, Knife Party, etc.

DJ AI-VA produced radio shows with guests varying from Ninja Tune
artists to Fatman Scoop to Grandmaster Flash. On radios: KNZ, Radio
NABA, QBS, Capital FM.

Since 2005 owns and runs a music school for DJ’s, radio DJ’s,
vocalists and producers: Rhythm Institute.

Did official/unofficial remixes for artists such as Jurassic 5, Kelis,
Andre 3000, 383, Royalty, The Cataracs, Ozols, Gacho, Brainstorm, etc.
Released numerous mixtapes. Official ones for Converse, Red Bull,
Cosmopolitan magazine etc

AI-VA is part of the dj crew: The Mix Syndicate (ex-Bumsquad DJz
Worldwide). Was regional manager of a European Baltics & Scandinavia
chapter. Now overseas director.

DJ AI-VA was featured in MTV artist TOP 10 with his top ten choice of
all time. Also on a couple of other MTV shows such as interview for
Supermercado about the djing and a music shool; and MTV News about the
Graffiti festival. He appeared many times on other TV stations as

AI-VA was on the grand jury of Latvian music industry awards: Gada
Balva for many years judging the best in many categories such as: best
hip hop artist, best album, best dance music single, and many others.

Bruno Mars
Spliff Star
GZA (Wu Tang)
Guru (Gang Starr) R.I.P.
Killah Priest
Slum Village
Vanilla Ice
Young Buck
Lloyd Banks
DJ Cash Money
Wu Tang Killa Beez
Lord Jazz (Lords Of The Underground)
Maxi Jazz (Faithless)
Knife Party
Kill The Noise
Kid Loco
Barbara Tucker
Robert Owens
Akil The MC (Jurassic 5)
Louis Logic
Adam Tensta
Adam Ficek (Babyshambles)
Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian)
Gary Powell (Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things)
Bruno Mars
DJ Pogo (UK)
S!hortee Blitz (UK)

Positivus Festival 2009, 2010, 2011 (30K att)
Pestivals 2012, 2013
Summer Sound 2011, 2012, 2014 (30K att)
Fono Fest 2010
Laba Daba Fest 2010, 2014
Piens Fest 2010
Tele2 Baltic Beach Party 2007, 2008 (62K att)
Undercover Moonlight Party 2007, 2008, 2009
The City Festival 2009
Baltic Graffiti Festival 2006, 2007, 2008 (w/Mattafix)
Hip Hop Awards Latvia 2006
MTV B-day Festival Krastmala 2008
House Muzikas Nakts Andrejsala 2007, 08
MTV Latvia Grand Opening 2006
Dance Summit 2007, 2008
Ung08 Festival, Stockholm 2006
Re:Loud 2006 With Latvia’s most popular artists
Hip Hop Festivals 2002 – 2006 (local hip hop culture contest)
Open Street sessions 2006 (hip hop and extreme sports street sessions)

Official DJ for Converse
Official DJ for Nokia
Official DJ for Unilever
Official DJ for Lindex
DJ for: MTV, Nike, Sportland, Red Bull, Sony, Toyota/Lexus,
Cosmopolitan, FHM, etc

Private parties for Converse, Red Bull, Nike, Sportland, Nokia, Sony
Ericcsson, Unilever, Turība University, Toyota, Lexus, Cosmopolitan
mag, Surf's Seminar, Samsung Kite Party, etc. S!ponsored by Skull &
Candy, Riga X, Converse, Mass DNM, etc.

Club Essential (Riga, Latvia) Pacha (Vilnius, Lithuania) Living Room
(Oslo,Norway) Pulkvedis (Riga, Latvia) Coyote Fly (Riga, Latvia) Mad
House (Riga, Latvia)

Shoko (Barcelona, Spain)
Razzmatazz (Barcelona, Spain)
Soul City (Ibiza, Spain)
Bliss Lounge (Dubai, UEA)
Matrix Fillmore (San Francisco, CA)
Mayes (San Francisco, CA)
Hideaway (Petaluma, CA)
Hi-Fi Lounge (San Francisco, CA)
Liquid Lounge (San Jose, CA)
Parlare Euro (Sacramento, CA)
Ego Crushen (San Jose, CA)
Gravity (San Francisco, CA)
Katie Blooms (Campbell, CA)
Red Coats (Pleasanton, CA)
Gaslight Lounge (New York, NYC)
Sutra Lounge (New York, NYC)
Von (New York, NYC)
The Volstead (New York, NYC)
Mercury East (New York, NYC)
Club 7 (Philadelphia, PA)
Shenanigans (Sea Isle, NJ)
Beauty Bar (Los Angeles, CA)
Silver Fox (Everett, MA)
Marriott Ballroom (Boston, MA)
Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh, PA)
LCC (Los Ageles, CA)
LCC (Chicago, IL)
ALJA (Toronto, Canada)
Bikini (Barcelona, Spain)
Living Room (Oslo, Norway)
Barongsai (Oslo, Norway)
Opera (Bergen, Norway)
Cosmo (Oslo, Norway)
Lipp (Oslo, Norway)
Spectrum (Stockholm, Sweden)
We Got Beef (Helsinki, Finland)
Helsinki Club (Helsinki, Finland)
Club Dione (Kuusamo, Finland)
Club Dione (Oulu, Finland)
Cabaret (Pori, Finland)
The Tiger (Helsinki, Finland)
Silk Club (Helsinki, Finland)
Club Encore (Kuovola, Finland)
Kuningassoundi (Helsinki, Finland)
Ned Kelly's (Nuumela, Finland)
Kuuba (Tampere, Finland)
Le Libertalia (Paris, France)
Sens Club (Paris, France)
Grasas (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Pacha (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Combo (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Open Air Disco (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Prive (Tallinn, Estonia)
Club Hollywood (Tallinn, Estonia)
Illusion (Tartu, Estonia)
Riff (Tallinn, Estonia)
Studio (Tallinn, Estonia)
The Bridge (Oxford, UK)
The Second Bridge (Bath, UK)
Bennets (Portadown, N.Ireland, UK)
Cafe Ceol (Bangor, N.Ireland, UK)
Club Mirage (London, UK)
White House (Southampton, UK)
Aura (Southampton, UK)
Thompsons Garage (Belfast, UK)
411 (Cardiff, UK)
Club Essential (Riga, Latvia)
Zebra (Riga, Latvia)
Jim Beam (Riga, Latvia)
Palladium (Riga, Latvia)
Nautilus (Riga, Latvia)
Pulkvedim Neviens Neraksta (Riga, Latvia)
Sunset Bar (Riga, Latvia)
Mad House (Riga, Latvia)
Mai Tai (Riga, Latvia)
Coyote Fly (Riga, Latvia)
Coco Loco (Riga, Latvia)
Omas Briljanta Istaba (Riga, Latvia)
Club KV/Kalku Varti (Riga, Latvia)
Fashion Club (Riga, Latvia)
4L&$ (Riga, Latvia)
Meta Kafe (Riga, Latvia)
Piens (Riga, Latvia)
Ultra (Riga, Latvia)
Mojo Cafe (Riga, Latvia)
Amber Night (Riga, Latvia)
Andrejsalas Pulkvedis (Riga, Latvia)
Radiobar (Riga, Latvia)
Art & Music Bakery (Riga, Latvia)
Club Kino (Riga, Latvia)
Cuba Cafe (Riga, Latvia)
Good Mood Club (Riga, Latvia)
K.I.D (Riga, Latvia)
Traffic (Riga, Latvia)
Naughty (Riga, Latvia)
Ar Mani Atkal Runa Kaijas (Riga, Latvia)
Space Garage (Riga, Latvia)
Ofiss (Riga, Latvia)
Kefirs (Riga, Latvia)
Nabaklab (Riga, Latvia)
Godvil (Riga, Latvia)
La Rocca (Riga, Latvia)
Studentu Klubs (Riga, Latvia)
Baltais Kokos (Riga, Latvia)
Star Lounge (Riga, Latvia)
Scandal (Riga, Latvia)
D Style (Riga, Latvia)
G4 (Riga, Latvia)
Just (Riga, Latvia)
Mermaid Island (Riga, Latvia)
Minx (Riga, Latvia)

+More than 50 other venues in Latvia and elsewhere.

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