Solar X (Roman Belavkin) is the founder of the Russian ArT-TeK Records label, which brings to the world some of the best artists from the post-soviet space. Now located in the UK, he carries on this tradition by forming new networks and transgressing existing boundaries in club culture. He has also achieved gold medals in martial arts championships in Russia and Europe, a MS degree in Physics, and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. An icon of the Russian underground electronic scene, Solar X makes mind-blowing and sometimes controversial live performances as staged in clubs in Siberia, in a nuclear reactor in Crimea or in fancy night clubs in London and Vienna. His music is complex, confusing and confounding the first time you hear it. But listened again it reveals its sophisticated structure and bewildered warmth. Belavkin has a great sense of humour as well as a keen music aesthetic.