Andrey Kadomtsev is the only participant in the BarBQ progect. He first started creating his own composition while going to school. After that he became a DJ and realised that he can’t fully express himself only playing somebody else’s records.
The real story of the composer started by his work in the oldest and cult record shop “The base”. The people he met there had an important influence on Andrey. He got a great opportunity to reveal himself while working at “The base”.
After he had got to know all the DJs, had listened to a lot of music and had dealt with well-known producers of St. Petersburg, he started learning how to create dance music. The first Andrey’s track was based on the mix of a French DJ Dr. Oliv, the owner of the Bazoline label.
Then he had releases in his native St. Petersburg, in the collections “ Aerobics Hype 1” and “Aerobics Hype 2”. Later, together with DJ Anton Newmark Andrey made a remix of the Dum Dum project’s track “One earth beats”, which came out on a vinyl record to the 10th birthday of the Whoop label. Such DJs as Kimbar and Elkashu has included Andrey’s composition “Myself” to their mix, added to the magazine “Afisha”. Soon it became popular among the DJs of St. Petersburg.
Two years later an English DJ Mr. C got this track and published it under his label Superfreq. The label manager DJ Luke Vb wrote that after he had sent promo copies, Laurent Garnier, Mike Monday, XPress2 and many others gave high praise to it. The magazine iDJ has put 4 of 5 stars to the record and has written that russians know how to make electric music from the heart.
In spring 2006 the original version of this track was published on the mix of Timewriter “Deep Train Volume 4”. Following the results of voting on ostavers.com of 2006, the project BarBQ was chosen as the Live-project of that year. In 2007 the track “Myself” got to the Global underground 21 dubfire compilation. That was just a beginning.
Andrey has worked with the english label Buzzin’ Fly, which is owned by Ben Watt (ex-Everything But the Girl). The second release of BarBQ on this label was published 21st July 2008.
BarBQ is now working in the Neva Deep studio, which he has opened together with his friend DJ Raf. They have created the project Gulfkeepers.