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Biography

Andrey  Shirman - Russian Musician and DJ-Producer known & popular as  SMASH .

Was born in 1982 in Perm city, Russia. The love for high-quality music was instilled to the future star by his parents. And this is no surprise: Andrey’s father is a jazz musician. His mother is a music professor, honored cultural worker, AN member. At 6 years old Andrey already began taking piano classes at a music school.

Andrey’s  success  in  the music  field  was obvious  almost  straight  away:  he  began composing  music when  he  reached  his  8 years old;  and  by  his  14 y.o.  he  had released  his  first album «Get funky» , sold   by  over  500  copies. 

The  tape  somehow  appeared   at   the  APOCALYPSIS  night  club    and   since  then   Andrey  became  a  permanent  DJ-performer  of  the  night  club  and  got  known  as  SMASH. 

The  artist  states  that  the very  scenic  nick  name was  chosen  with  a  certain  reason:  “smash” - is  his  favorite   type  of  blow    in  tennis.

At  his  16  y.o.   Andrey  composes  his  first  track  broadcasted  on  the radio- «Between the Earth and the Sky» and   at   the  very  moment  he  realizes   his  life  to  be  bound  with  the  dance  music.

Since  2000  and within  4 years   Andrey  was  working  at  the  Depo  studio  as  a  sound  arranger  and  music  show  producer .  

However  he  takes  advantage  of  that  term  of  life,  achieving  necessary  knowledge  and  experience in  sound  engineering.   

in 2003 Smash begins to play at legendary club “Shambala”, where his talent is noticed by one of Moscow’s nightclub life founders – Alexey Gorobiy. In 2004 Andrey becomes a resident of trendy “Zima Project”.

The years of 2004-2005 become legendary in Moscow club culture, because at that time DJ Smash creates principally new nightclub format, introducing a new trend - “retro house”. The Yuri Antonov's “I remember” remix became the culmination point. SMASH   managed  to  transform  &  change  an  existing  format  of  the club  music.  Before his  appearance   in   contemporary  night  clubs  Russian  tracks  of  musicians  and  DJs  hadn’t  sound.

In 2006  at  the  age  of  23   Smash   enjoyed  the  most  prestigious  musical  award   “Russia Night  life   award”,   having   become   its   youngest   holder   for  all  its  history.

The  same year Smash  releases   his   first  hit  awarded  with number 1 - ‘'Moscow never sleeps'' ,  which  gives him   a   boosts   him   into   a   popular   artist. 

In 2008 Smash releases his first full-grown album “IDDQD”, which gains platinum status. It included the already played all over the country tracks “The Best songs”, “I’m a Wave” (Volna), “Airplane”.

In 2008 at MTV Russian Music Awards DJ Smash receives two awards, winning in prestigious nominations “Debut of the Year” and “Best Dance Album”.

In 2009 Smash receives the most prestigious Russian award – the “Golden Gramophone” (GRAMMY Analogue), and becomes the official participant and nominee at the “Song of the Year” festival in December 2009 where he was presented by the legendary Alla Pugacheva.

From 2010 Smash begins to conquer European music field: he becomes the resident of such clubs, as MOVIDA / LONDON and VIP ROOM (St. Tropez). Apart from that, a release of English version of “Moscow Never Sleeps” is made, which was recorded in cooperation with the italian DJ - Alex Gaudino.

In 2011 a new album “23” is released, which included the tracks: “Ptica”, “Without the Words”, “From Russia With Love”. 

Year 2012 brings a whirlwind of events to the creative live of Andrey Shirman: he opens a restaurant in the heart of Moscow, under the name of Boom Boom Room, forms his own music band SMASH LIVE, releases a number of singles: “Rendez-Vous”, “Moscow” (featuring “Vintage” band), and also “Long distance love” – a duo with Vera Brezhneva , a sex-symbol of Russian show business. Moreover, Andrey signs a contract with one of the most authoritative producer labels - Velvet Music, and the first joint creation is an album, about to be released under the name of “New world”. It’s a well-known fact, that talented person is talented at everything: Andrey participated in the filming of New Year’s fairytale “12 months” and wrote the tittle song for it. 

In 2013 Smash released his new Album "The New World" featuring top Russian artists. The album got platinum status sales in Russia on the CD's and in the ITunes. 

In July 2013 Smash played as a headliner in the biggest electro music festival in France - Electro Beach Festival. In the same time he publish his single "Stop The Time" that quickly got around 10 millions internet views and got in the top of many Russian radio stations. 

In June 2013 Andrey got MUZ TV  award  and  this  turned  to  become  the owner  of  all awards  of  the Russian Federation’s   music  and  show  business.

Andrey Shirman starts the 2014 with the powerful shows in Paris (Club 79) and New York (Provocateur) and works on the release of the new album that will  come out in April 2014. 

Nowadays Smash is the most successful and high-paid Russian DJ. Parallel with the musical career Andrey Shirman is the co-owner of the Club and Restaurant network which comprises 12 objects in Moscow and Sochi.