Evgeni Onegin “Meandisco” Gene, was born on the banks of Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia. His musical journey is rooted in early childhood fascination with disco and vinyl records. His inspirations, ideas and style stem from artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, SPACE, Pink Floyd, Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder, and Cerrone, along with a broad range of Blues, Jazz, Classical musicians and elements from multiple electronic genres.
In mid 90’s, through a premature exposure to the New York underground music scene, (at age 14), he got an early schooling from a broad variety of artists ranging from Frankie Bones to Timmy Regisford. Gene also acquired a deep insight into the music industry while working at K7! Records and Global Underground. By the age of 18 he assisted public relations for world’s renowned artists; house legends Kerri Chandler, progressive titans John Digweed, Sasha, Nick Warren, Satoshi Tomiie, Steve Lawler, Deep Dish, Darren Emerson, Danny Howells, Sander Kleinenberg, Lee Burridge, techno superstars Sven Väth, Steve Bug, trance giants Tiësto, Paul Van Dyk, ATB, and visionaries like James Lavelle, along with many other talent…
In early 2000, after closure of legendary Club Twilo, Gene worked at New York City’s renowned Club Vinyl, (later called ARC). It was Vinyl that truly brought him closer to the artists and music that inspired him further. He continued to work for a friend and mentor, infamous DJ/producer Danny Tenaglia in the following years, and it was actually Danny who christened Gene with moniker, MEANDISCO. But Tenaglia wasn’t the only mentor and inspiration, weekly Body & Soul parties, held at club Vinyl, led by legends François K, Danny Krivit, and Joaquin “Joe” Claussell made a dramatic impact on his future musical direction and aspirations. Meandisco stuck as alias for DJ gigs with a series of white label releases in early 2000’s. Later the name transcended into a staple for events held in various locations in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and internationally in Rio de Janeiro, and his hometown St. Petersburg.
In 2009 Meandisco launched TECHN(+), a weekly party at SIN SIN Club, which reflected his up-to-date musical direction. Carefully crafted opening and late night closing sets showcased his ability to unite a broad, multi-genre audience with interest from clubbers and DJs in his track selections. He exposed underrated talent and emerging artists, bringing and playing along the likes of; Filsonik (Objektivity/Desolat), MANIK (Ovum/Hot Creations), Animaltek (Triebstoff/WIR), Fiord, Vadim (Less), Michelangelo and many other soldiers of the New York scene. He opened and closed the parties weekly, often playing sets over four hours and repeatedly taking his events to various venues.
In 2011, after coming back from doing events in Denmark, Latvia and Croatia, Meandisco joins forces with SR Serge to conceptualize and re-invent Sullivan Room - NY’s longest running underground dance club, into a multi platform talent outlet; a music label Sullivan Room Records and event brand, Sullivan Room PROPAGANDA! With a number of successful events already, he kept the floors warm with a variety of artists such as; Pig&Dan, Darren Emerson, Wally Lopez, Santé, Mikael Stavostrand, Maher Daniel, Ismael Rivasl… He continues to DJ and bring in exceptional talent weekly, keeping a busy schedule and upcoming releases in 2012 with the Sullivan Room Vol 3 Compilation, remixes and productions…
…Through exploration, dedication, professional experience in the music industry and New York City nightclubs, Meandisco possesses exceptional abilities and skills. It can be observed through his track selection, mixes, the multi-faceted musical performances, events, and projects. They endlessly emit inspirational energy, knowledge, an unquestionable love for the music, arts and a passionate drive to follow one’s dream…