Evgeniy Mashkov is a Moscow based DJ, promoter, ideologist of the music promo-group System 108 and founder of the media artists community True Light Crew. Having started his career in 2008, Mashkov has gone from being a house DJ to a passionate adept of techno, electro, and experimental music, which gives him absolute control over the atmosphere on every dance floor. He is especially known for his long afternoon sessions, which usually provide clubbers with new energy. Despite the digital revolution, Mashkov is still faithful to vinyl: he brings several new records from each journey and later carefully compiles the into tracklists.
Since 2010, Mashkov had been a resident DJ of the legendary Vanilla Ninja club, and after its closure, he established a promo-community System 108. Now Mashkov is one of the key figures in the Russian club culture and is involved in several important parties and festivals. He loves going beyond one genre and to improvise: for example, at TEST 8 event he unexpectedly played a live show with True Light Crew, and at GATE festival he founded a new band OHAE with producer Pavel Afanasyev.
The spirit of freedom, diversity of musical genres, and experiments with event formats are an important part of the System 108 ideology. With on-going success, the team organizes big raves with world-famous artists, curates exhibitions, audio-visual performances, and throws chamber parties for an inner circle of friends. In 2019, the community launched a series of vinyl releases and settled at the new Moscow power spot — the art center Mutabor.