Born and raised in the ex Soviet Union, Dmitri Vaganov a.k.a. Dima, was introduced to music at an early age. Starting as a drummer, and later finishing music school majoring in percussion instruments, Dima was influenced by many styles of music, including Russian, European and American folk, pop, and rock.
It wasn't until his early teenage years when he developed interest in electronic music, influenced by bands like C+C Music Factory, Snap, KLF, Ice MC, 2 Unlimited, and many others. Later his interest progressed from mainstream sounds into the underground sound of house music.