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Rasti Tkac, who was born in 1978 in Slovakia, has grown up in a traditional musician family. His parents discovered Rasti’s talent at very tender age of 5 year and signed him for lessons of classic piano and music theory. After 1989, when his country had opened its borders to the cultural variety of the world, he found his passion for electronic music. While the world was listening to cheese-filled radio, Rasti was heading in other directions. During the time, when his social collective was evolving, he was exploring music to a deeper degree. From the sound Depeche Mode, through the darker paths of E.B.M, Rasti found his way to club music – Trance. The fusion of groovy rhythms and emotionally tipped atmospheres and vocals has broadened Rasti’s passion for it.
After high school, Rasti had completed his exploration of music. He desperately desired to express his own thoughts through the language of music. However, with lack of knowledge and weak technical background he decided just to listen and learn. Then in 1998, luck crossed his paths in the name of Tomas Haverlik, with whom he started to search the possibilities of computer based music production. Their experiments were the base for the later founded project Tkac & Haverlik. Influenced by the sound of trance, evolving into commercial, they have started to look for other approaches to the club music. Experiencing the releases of Bedrock Records brought Rasti to progressive house. With Tomas they started to work on their own production. 2001 was the break-through year in their lives. Tomas and Rasti together released Tomas Haverlik’s “Hannah” with Rast’ Remix on the B side. With the release of “Hannah” they catch attention of the A&Rs in the UK and continue to produce as the duo Tkac & Haverlik. Their next productions – Tyra, Synthia, and Noel – earn them respect and stabile name in the scene.
Rasti then feels that the tempo of the evolution of duo Tkac & Haverlik has started to be quicker than he manages to get along with. While Tkac & Haverlik take a break, Rasti continues with his solo projects. He takes the DJ approach to the music and travels around Europe for his gigs. Summer 2005 sees Rasti again in the studio. He works on a few projects while he is taking off for new heights with more creativity and passion than ever before. He continues to do what he likes the most: writing music and bringing it to the people himself.