Progressive / Electronica
d-phrag is Ivan Philipov, 38-years old graphic designer from Bulgaria. I always have been passionate about different styles of music, but definitely not the mainstream, which is on each & every radiostation. My love with the electronic music dates back to 2002 when I heard some trance/progressive trance tracks as well as the Astral Projection, who by that time were hip and kinda underground.
Later my musical taste has been heavily influenced by the Global Underground series, The Essential Mix on BBC, as well as John Digweed’s Kiss 100 radioshow. The DJ’s that shaped my vision for the modern electronic music – Kleineberg, Sasha, Digweed, Oakenfold, Dave Seaman…to name a few.
At some point I decided to try some DJ software in order to make a mix with only the tracks he likes and that was the moment I fell in love with the DJ mixing. After a year of rather underground mixing, I was invited to do a guest mix as "Artist Of The Week" on friskyradio.com – and that event logically led to my own DJ show on the same radio. The show is called Immersed and features new and established talents on the progressive electronic music scene. Currently the show has an average of 1500 listeners from all over the world. The show has been a good start for young and upcoming artists like Lokitas, Silent Brothers, Grigory & Anthony and Denver & Mints from Russia, Audionova from Serbia, Kintar & Rex from Argentina as well as many others (many of them are now residents with their own show on friskyradio).