Giorgi Kancheli is a producer and a resident DJ at Bassiani who has been crucial in shaping the country’s club culture. Growing up in the dark and crumbling Tbilisi, in the 90’s, has greatly influenced his musical identity. Kancheli’s professional relationship with music began with percussion and at 17 years old he was already playing at a jazz festival in Tbilisi. Soon after that, he got into electronic music and has now been an active DJ for over 15 years. In early 2010, Kancheli and his friends started a project ‘Stare at DJ’, which quickly became the central event of the country’s evolving club scene. Today, Kancheli is considered as one of the most important and versatile Georgian techno DJs. Besides spinning the decks, Giorgi also writes and produces his own music, and his debut solo record on Bassiani Records will see the light on May 15th.