With an approach to dance beats that is all his own, the man known as Soledrifter (aka Dmitry Mescheryakov) makes music that stirs the spirit to move. After immigrating from Moscow, Russia to Halifax,Canada in 2001, this musician-turned-house music-producer began churning out tracks in his basement beat kitchen. Some of his first original tracks were put out on Toronto-based labels Stickman and Slush as well as several remixes (all released under the former aliases Deemah, D_Mon, Demar). It wasn’t long before his work started pricking up ears throughout the house music industry. Releasing his “Halifax Explosion” EP on Chicago’s D’lectable Recordings in 2006 would lead to the track “Words” being included on DJ Heather’s “House of Om” Mix for OM Records the same year. Over the last several years, Dmitry has remained busy building the profile of his most successful recording project thus far, Soledrifter, putting out many releases on dozens of the industry’s best and well-known labels.
Remixes and releases on Salted Music, Large, Hed Kandi, King Street Sounds, Simma Black, Madhouse, Peppermint Jam Records, Good For You Records, Bobbin Head Music etc., have all followed since then, making Soledrifter’s tracks among the hottest commodities in house music and ,quite often, some of the top 10 most downloaded Deep House tracks on Traxsource. You can also find his music on some of Hed Kandi compilations. With his tireless work ethic, undeniable talent behind the mixing desk, and ear for uncommon sounds and textures, Soledrifter’s attention is focused not on the trends, but on the intimate details of his productions.
With new music always cooking on the stove, his unique recipes are always a delightful fusion of dance floor fever and head-nodding whiplash. Soledrifter’s music has been supported by Joey Negro, Grant Nelson, Mark Farina, Miguel Migs, Low Steppa, Richard Earnshaw, Mousse T, Giom,Golf Clap, Sam Divine, Stonebridge, Terry Hunter, Erick Morillo and many more.
On the side, Dmitry runs a one man alter ego metal band “Macho Creep”. Check it out on Facebook and Soundcloud.
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