Proff on Location Sessions at ADE presented by The DJ Sessions 10/19/22
About Proff –
Music has accompanied Vladimir Ershov (PROFF) his whole life. From a very tender age, he was obtaining classical education at musical, variety art, and jazz schools as well as extra lessons of piano and saxophone mastership. Sometime later, he discovered a new world of electronic sounds which afterward entirely captured his mind. Experiments with the basic audio production software, loops and sample libraries, purchase of the first synthesizer, attention, and support from fellows on the dance music scene took Vladimir closer to the fulfillment of his dream to become a professional DJ and producer with every next step.
PROFF started DJing on a regular basis in 2003, he participated in a number of DJ contests and recieved medal places. Since 2004, Vladimir was a resident at Sunwave radio station and combined scheduled broadcasts with the continuous sharpening of his production skills at the studio in search of his very own signature sound. While PROFF’s gig schedule got much tougher, a natural result was increased attention to both his DJing style and own tracks: the debut ones, “Gentleman” and “You’ll See,” were released on Moscow Dancefloor Records in 2006, and the first strong work which has seen the light of day outside Russia was PROFF’s remix of “Zair” by Tenthu, released in 2007 on Alter Ego in the UK. Shortly thereafter, Vladimir’s name appeared on a number of record labels, including Send Records, Snoochi Boochi, Flash Records, Mashtronic, and Kontakt Recordings, his own imprint.
A life-changing turning point for PROFF’s biography was his acquaintance with the Australian producer Jaytech in 2008, who introduced the works of the Russian fellow to the members of the Above & Beyond trio. It started a long-term and fruitful collaboration with the British label Anjunadeep, which blazed a trail for Vladimir’s music to the international market. Having gained the support of top-level names of the dance music industry like Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Paul van Dyk, Kyau & Albert, Mat Zo, Super8 & Tab, and Michael Cassette, today’s PROFF continues to summit new heights of an artist’s creative career.
PROFF is justly considered as one of modern Russia’s most successful producers. He participated in the grandiose celebration of the jubilee 300th episode of Trance Around The World radio show and is a frequent DJ at Kazantip. His tracks jeweled Anjunadeep’s 100th release, The Collaborations EP, and the summarizing compilation Anjunadeep The Yearbook 2011. Original productions, collective works, and numerous remixes by PROFF have been repeatedly ranked in Top 100 Beatport and caught the attention of the dance music industry flagships like Armada Music, Solaris, Vandit, Proton, Silk Music, Noys Music, and Enhanced.
At present, Vladimir’s discography counts over 100 releases; he devotes himself to daily studio work, gigs across Russia and all over the world, recording PROFF Music podcasts and collecting ideas for the debut artist album, which, according to Vladimir’s projection, will be a mixture of moods between deep, electro, funk, ambient, rock, breaks, drum & bass, trance and progressive.
About The DJ Sessions –
“The DJ Sessions” is a Twitch/Mixcloud “Featured Partner” live streaming/podcast series featuring electronic music DJ’s/Producers via live mixes/interviews and streamed/distributed to a global audience. TheDJSessions.com
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