Sergey started to collect dance records as his interest grew, and he finally discovered the art of DJ'ing. In 9th grade, he gained access to proper DJ equipment and learned how to spin on CD players. After getting deeper into club life, Flash's grades took a dive; however, his interest in music was skyrocketing. In the summer of 1998, he went to Russia's capitol, Moscow, for the purpose of buying DJ equipment of his own. Upon his return to Krasnoyarsk, Flash began receiving invitations from several clubs. In 1999, Flash opened a radio show about dance music on one of the local FM stations in collaboration with one of the hometown's DJ's.
At the same time, he released mixes on audio tapes, sold in Krasnoyarsk state territory. Despite being one of the most well-known DJ's of Krasnoyarsk, Flash never felt satisfaction; in 2000, he finally relocated to Moscow. In the following year, he had a lot of success in the Moscow dance scene, performing at clubs throughout the city. Aside from his Moscow appearances, Flash has committed to actively touring cities, both in Russia and abroad. The list of sites he has performed at stretches across the globe, from Kaliningrad to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, to London, Munich, Stockholm and within China. From 1999 to 2006, DJ Flash released 24 compact discs with mixes. At first, these were trance compilations, but his focus later shifted to progressive house and breaks.
Flash's favorite styles are progressive house, tribal, and breaks. Flash's favorite DJ's and producers are SASHA, James Zabiela, Luke Chable, Deep Dish, Hybrid, and Sander Kleinenberg. Artists that Flash has performed with include NICK WARREN, BREEDER, QUIVVER, RED JERRY, ANTHONY PAPPA, DANNY HOWELLS, CIRCULATION, SATOSHI TOMIIE, CHRIS FORTIER, TARRENTELLA & REDANKA, PARKS & WILSON, HECTOR ROMERO, DAVE SEAMAN, FUTURESHOCK, STEVE LAWLER, SANDER KLEINENBERG, VICTOR CALDERONE, SISTER BLISS, RUI DA SILVA, ENZO, BARRY GILBEY, JOHN CREAMER, KASEY TAYLOR, JUSTIN GARRETT, LEE BURRIDGE, DIFFERENT GEAR, MOOSE, KING UNIQUE, X-PRESS 2, ECHOMEN, and ASHLEY CASSELLE. In November of 2003 FREZA & FLASH met each other on one of the parties. They immediately recognized similar music preferences and decided to join forces to create a few dance records together. As the result of this collaboration a number of progressive house tracks were produced. Among those is a remix on DEPECHE MODE “I Feel Loved” classic tune. Today FREZA & DJ FLASH have released tracks “ALTAR”, “AIR TRIP”, “CHANT”, “KALIMBA” and “RITMIX” with such labels as DORIGEN MUSIC, BAROQUE RECORDS, PLASTIC FANTASTIC and SOG CHROME.
Track “ALTAR” was also remixed by the BUICK PROJECT. And track “RITMIX” was also remixed by STEVE MAY. In 2004 DJ Flash was voted 18 in the most prestigious Russian list "TOP 100 DJ's of Russia". The voting was happening from September to December 2004 on the respected Russian web portal DJ.RU. From August 2002 to April 2005 DJ Flash was a resident of Moscow dance club "Slava". From January 2006 DJ Flash is the resident of ETN.fm (www.etn.fm). Every Monday he presents weekly radio show.
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