Originally from Belarus, Slava a.k.a. DJ Candy Kid, has been tearing up the East Coast with his unique style and adrenaline packed sets of HappyCore, Gabber, DnB, and Acid & Euro-Trance since 2001. Slava got into electronic music back in '93 listening to Marusha, Blumchen, Scooter, WestBam, DJ Hooligan, Das Modul, Dune, Charlie Noise & Mental Theo, Red 5 and Brooklyn Bounce.
When Slava's uncle introduced him to dejaying, he saw how fun it was and what an amazing positive effect it could have on a crowd. Dreaming of becoming a dejay, he was finally able to buy equipment and records after coming to New York City.
Some people wonder why Slava picked the dejay name Candy Kid - so, here is the reason why... When he was growing up in Belarus, Slava ate so much candy he earned the nick-name sweet-tooth. He chose the name candy kid from this, before he came to America. He had never heard of kandi/kandi-kids (etc). A lot of people think he chose the name DJ Candy Kid because he is a candy kid, but that part actually came later ;) ... ♥
Starting with Trance, Slava began spinning UK Hardcore soon after. His love of music fueled his desire to play out at parties. Now, DJ Candy Kid rawks dancefloors from Pennsylvania to Canada, bringing his infectious love and energy to ravers everywhere. Slava was selected to play at both WEMF 2003, where he spun an explosive two hour set, and 2004 (video clip available below). His ability to pack a room and make people go crazy until the last record drops is an indescribable experience.
DJ Candy Kid's performances have inspired party kids who weren't previously into HHC to fall in love with it, taking them on a magical journey through his sound. Slava's love for the music and scene is apparent through his interaction with the crowd.
He had shared the stage with Hixxy, Brisk, Impact, Mark Smith, Angerfist, Robbie Long, S3RL, Sc@r and other hardcore masters.
Music makes people happy, and seeing people smiling and dancing is the biggest reward for him and his main goal. You won't be disapointed if you see him spin live, so don't miss it...
...and don't let the name fool you - this kid can throw down some hard beats, showing you that even nice kids have a dark-side...