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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Vladimir Fonarev told about the circumstances of the death of DJ Castle

On the death of the DJ who not only was one of the stars and organizers Kazantipа, but also famous for its incendiary parties and not once took first place in the rankings of the best DJs of Russia, first reported on his page in the social network guru of Russian electronic scene, her pioneer Vladimir Fonarev. DJ FONAREV, DJ or Lantern, as it was called earlier, wrote: “passed Away shreds Grad, Brotherly Heart…”. Anatoly flew from the tour, already on the plane from St. Petersburg to Moscow he became ill, he had to call a taxi from the airport to the house and in the car lost consciousness. Employees of “ambulance”, arrived promptly, unfortunately, failed to save his life. In June, the artist had turned 41 years old.

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Future DJ from his childhood love of electronic music, listening to Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and already in school showed friends his first creative experiments. The boy was supported by the music teacher, which allowed him to spend yourself some lessons and talk about what’s happening on the West stage, which styles and performers there are. Anatoly started DJing in Norilsk in the early 1990s, where he played in discos, bars and Nightclubs. He was actively engaged in water Polo, but sacrificed a potential career for the sake of music, and received a medical degree.

In 1995 DJ Grad moved to Volgograd, and began to develop the electronic scene there, organizing parties and even opened his own club that became a cult place in the city. In parallel, he launched a local radio station, two-hour dance show “PlayOff”. In 1997, he appeared for the first time at Kazantip and in the following became part of the organizers, in parallel, of course, and the remaining participant of the festival. In the same year he moved to Moscow and began working at the famous electronic radio “Station 106.8 FM” Vladimir Fonareva, and then on the “Station 2000” (where he led the show, “Evening collection”, subsequently migrated to another wave). At the same time, Anatoly holds the largest in the capital rave “Estancia” in Gorky Park. He was not only acting as a DJ, presenter and organizer of events, but was also involved in DJ-buking, helping to move and other artists.

DJ Grad was a resident of several religious clubs, and to hear him gathered whole club Moscow. Traditional parties “Free Your Mind” (also the name of his first single, released in 2004), he played a huge eight-hour sets and seemed able to do so indefinitely. He also spoke out in Ibiza, where he established the party series “From Russia With Lust” and became the first Russian resident in the club El Divino. Anatoly was distinguished by a very high level of skill, could often play four players simultaneously, boldly experimented and felt for the remote control, like a fish in water. Most of all he loved house music, but is very diverse in its manifestations – garage, disco, Tribble, Latino. Of their elements and evolved his own style, which DJ called “sexy house”.

“MK” contacted Vladimir Fonarev, who shared memories about a colleague:

– We were familiar with Anatoly since the mid-1990s, have worked together a lot – we had a common project “Atmosphere”. And then, when the project ceased to exist, we have continued to work on the radio and kept the communication up to the present day. Gone from the life of a professional, wonderful people – not only talented in the creative sense, but also kind, non-conflict communication. For us it is a heavy loss. He was one of that rare constellation of artists, disc jockeys, which are very properly suited to the music, to life. Lately Anatoly was very ill, even was placed in intensive care due to serious heart problems. He had a very busy schedule. And, unfortunately, this time, when he once again came back from a tour and went home in a taxi, his heart stopped beating completely.

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