The vibrant colours from the Colombian capital touch down at Jaeger with Bogota records boss and Jaeger resident Ivaylo in the sauna. Transmitting the light and colour into sound, and traversing well-trodden paths between the deep recesses of House to the stark landscapes of minimal Techno, Bogota and Ivaylo carve out distinct sound from the booth. Moving from South America to Oslo with a stay on the black sea, Ivaylo and Bogota records cover a large expanse on the dance floor.
As Bulgaria shook off the shackles of its communist sensibilities and became a republic, Ivaylo took to the beaches of his hometown in Varna and fell in love with the deep house sound floating over from the states. LTJ Bukem opened up this world for the latent Bulgarian DJ, and when the first house club, Comics opened in post-communist Bulgaria, he became an essential member of the family as a programmer for the venue, booking the rising deep house stars from the states, a collection of producers and DJs who he would later call friends.
Right now, it’s Ivaylo’s work at Jaeger, Bogota Records and Full Pupp for which he is best renowned. Established out of Oslo in 2014, he personifies all that’s great about an well-travelled musical vision: colourful, eclectic and impossible-to-pigeonhole, it neatly reflects his own way of working. From a production standpoint, the future also promises to be an integral one for Ivaylo, with a slew of release coming out via Print Thomas’ Full Pupp and his own Bogota Records labels.