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Biography

Dirrrty B, real name Michal Ratveisky, started to compose music in the early 90-ties, when he was 14 years old. Hardcore and gabber was popular in his homeland Slovakia (actually it wasn't possible to get a lot of electronic music at that time and it was better than nothing), so his first pieces were in this style. His first 'solo project' at the time was called 'Speed Freak'. There are no albums or singles from this time. (thanx god:)

Michal founded a project called 'Acid Pool' with his friend and schoolmate Boris Bucha in 1996, a success after all. Good pieces came up from this cooperation. In his own words, 'We were quite popular in our region, we were composing euro trance and house music, but this wasn't my style.'

So Michal left this project and founded a new one called 'Fatrice' with Juraj Patrovic and Linda Marcekova, back in 1998. 'We never had a particular style. We played house, techno, drum and bass, jungle, downtempo, hip hop. We were mixing computer sounds with live instruments and percusion. We also performed live appearances and organised parties in our region.' he says.

After 'Fatrice' broke up in 2001 Michal spent one year in Paris. He started a solo project and named himself 'Dirty Beat'. He found the pleasure in drum'n'bass breakbeats, in chillout, downtempo and trip hop.

Michal returned back to his hometown Martin in Slovakia in 2002 and met Marian Pavuk with whom he founded a new music project 'Tajara Mafish'. He speaks: 'We made some good pieces together. But we felt different ways. Marian was interested in french house and I inclined to drum'n'bass. So we broke up.'

Michal has been producing drum'n'bass as 'Dirrrty B' since 2003 and trip hop plus chillout music as 'Dog In The Piano' since 2006.

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