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Biography

  • Born

    6 June 1985 (age 36)

  • Born In

    Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostovskaya oblast', Russian Federation

Anton Igumnov is known to the public as the project's creator Tony Igy,
the author of the acclaimed hit ' Astronomia' which blew the Russian Internet space, and eventually gained worldwide popularity.​

Anton was born on June 6, 1985, in Russia, Kamensk - Shakhtinsky, Rostov region. Familiarity with electronic music took place at an early age and left an indelible mark on the musical preferences of the future artist.
He began writing his first tune in high school on a simple children's keyboard.

"I've started playing in high school, probably because it was boring, especially in winter. Often beat rhythm that came to mind. (Then Anton was fond of music, The Prodigy, all their music is based on the broken rhythms and could play knocking fingers on the desk.). As the guest of the neighborhood kids I saw a synthesizer and as a joke decided to play of any melody. Strange, but in just a few minutes, I sketched a simple melody based on the beats with your fingers on the desk. Further asked to borrow a synthesizer all week and I practically did not depart from him. I write the music, which at the moment I would like to hear it, but can't find it… and then start writing…"

Anton never received musical education, because he did not plan to bind the further life with music.

In 2006 , Anton wrote one of his first notable tracks Pentagramma.
The track quickly became popular in his hometown, and gradually in the whole of Russia.

In March 2010, Tony released on one of the sites his track «Astronomia».
He also scored an unexpected popularity in the whole of Russia, in the countries of the CIS, and now in the whole world. By the middle of 2010, Astronomia was on the leading radio stations of Russia. Then it began to play on radio stations in the other countries.

For several years, Tony Igy gained a huge fan following around the world. Proof of this are multi-million views on Youtube and rotation on top radio stations.

By the end of 2011, Astronomia charted Biggest Jump prestigious U.S. magazine Billboard.

After the appearance of Astronomia many imitated the original idea, sound, or simply assigned the authorship, and some, by adding vocals tried to make commercially profitable tracks, trying to earn popularity. Later, literally every second dance track was with identical sound, which was in the track Astronomia.

Anton affects all by creating music but 'writing it' comes from the fact that for him music is his main inspiration, without which life is simply not conceivable. It is also the expression of inner peace and a way to leave a trail in the World.

Musical preferences of Anton has always been diverse and remain so to this day.

Currently Anton does not limit itself in sound, continues to experiment and supports such styles as: trance, electro progressive, drum & bass, brostep, chillout. However, his classic sounding is known all over the world. Regular updating of material, work in a variety of styles and the constant search of a new sound does not let him stand on a place. Tony IGY always experiments.
At the moment, Tony Igy is among the top ten Russian musicians version of portal PromoDJ

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