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Background information
Birth name Denis Chernyshov
Also known as TenDJiz, DJ Tengiz
Origin Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Genres Hip-Hop, R&B, Synth-Soul
Occupation(s) Record producer, Sound engineer
Labels TenDJiz Music
Website Official website

TenDJiz (born Denis Chernyshov) is a Russian-born, Miami-based producer and sound engineer, best known for his albums CommoNasm, De La Soulviet and Q-Tipokratiya, that were created by blending acapellas of Common and Nas, De La Soul, Q-Tip with instrumentals composed from Soviet Jazz samples.

The Soulviet Trilogy[edit]

TenDJiz produced and mixed the Soulviet Trilogy which consists of 3 albums: De La Soulviet (2011), Q-Tipokratiya (2012) and CommoNasm (2012) that were created by blending acapellas of American hip-hop artists (De La Soul, Q-Tip, Common and Nas) with instrumentals composed from Soviet Soul and Jazz samples.

The albums from the Soulviet Trilogy have received positive reviews from critics and music industry's influential people. Jeff Weiss of The Los Angeles Times said about De La Soulviet: "the blends are artfully done and the samples are tastefully chosen."[1] Roslynn Cobarrubias, the Senior Director of Urban Marketing at MySpace Music called the concept of De la Soulviet "awesome" [2] and posted the album on her blog.[3] The Miami New Times named De La Soulviet "Mashup Revolution".[4] Okayplayer claims "TenDJiz made a splash with his De La Soulviet mixtape".[5] Chris Salmon of The Guardian said about Q-Tipokratiya: "It works rather well."[6] On-line magazine egotripland.com described Q-Tipokratiya as "pretty clever stuff."[7] Common tweeted about CommoNasm[8] and called it "Fresh"[9] The Miami New Times named TenDJiz "the mastermind behind an awesome mixtape series".[10] Soulbounce.com (winner of the 2010 Soul Train Awards) claims that "TenDJiz's production, mixing and scratching is near flawless."[11]Respect magazine described CommoNasm as "an incredibly ambitious and awing project."[12] CommoNasm was called "flawless mashup" by HipHopDX.com [13] and described as "amazing" by 2dopeboyz.com.[14] Fashion Nerrd Magazine claims that the Soulviet Trilogy is "a bridging of the gap between the two formerly antagonistic superpower nations" [15]

The albums have been featured on many on-line magazines and music websites such as: Blurt Magazine,[16] Peace Magazine,[17] Nodfactor.com,[18][19][20] Rumba Magazine (Finland),[21] Radio Nova (France),[22] Rubyhornet.com,[23][24] Thewordisbond.com,[25] Slang Magazine,[26] Fleamarketfunk.com,[27] Bamalovesoul.com,[28] Blockmuzikradio.com,[29] ProducersIKnow.com,[30] Kevinnottingham.com [31]


TenDJiz's mixing and mastering credits include work for two-time Grammy winner Federico Britos, Emmy winner Jorge Heilpern, Big Pooh,[32] Chaundon, Rapsody, Killah Priest, Dynas (BBE Record Label), J.Nics, Skam2, Anjuli Stars, Vurn. IMF Magazine called TenDJiz "the very talented engineer and producer".[33] The album "Elevation" by Vurn recorded and mixed by TenDJiz was named one of The Best 20 Free Albums of The First Half of 2011 on Kevinnottingham.com.[34] "The Executive Suite" LP (mixed/mastered by TenDJiz) has earned a 4.8/5.0 rating on DJBooth.net [35]

Russian Projects[edit]

In Russia, TenDJiz has produced and mixed songs for Mister Maloy (in Russian), Ligalize (winner of the 2006 MTV Music Awards), CENTR (winner of the 2008 MTV Music Awards), Detsl (winner of the 2000 MTV International Viewer's Choice Awards), Bad Balance. He also produced music for the Sprite TV Commercial [36] and soundtracks for video games (Nuclear Titbit (in Russian), winner of the 2004 Gameland Awards).

Selected Discography[edit]

Artist Release Year Credit
TenDJiz Synth Souls 2015 Production / Mixing
TenDJiz CommoNasm 2012 Production / Mixing
TenDJiz Q-Tipokratiya 2012 Production / Mixing
TenDJiz De La Soulviet 2011 Production / Mixing
TenDJiz 2010GIZ 2011 Production (7 of 20) / Recording / Mixing / Mastering
Compilation (Big Pooh, Donny Goines, Raven Sorvino and more) The Executive Suite 2012 Mixing / Mastering
Dynas (f. Killah Priest, Reks, Ty) The Planet 2012 Mixing / Mastering
Vurn Elevation 2011 Recording / Mixing / Mastering
YNG No Sleep Till Boogie 2011 Production ("Miami" song) / Recording / Mixing / Mastering
Detsl Ulichny boyets (translation: Street Fighter) 2001 Production / Mixing
Bad Balance Kameniy Les (translation: Stone Forest) 2001 Mixing

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Jeff Weiss (October 28, 2011). "De La Soul + Soviet soul and jazz = De La Soulviet". latimes.com. 
  2. ^ Roslynn Cobarrubias (2011-11-21). "the concept of your album @DeLaSoulviet sounds awesome. Can't wait to hear it!" Twitter.
  3. ^ Roslynn Cobarrubias (December 4, 2011). "De La Soulviet is a mashup album by TenDJiz". roslynn.tumblr.com. 
  4. ^ Matt Preira (October 6, 2011). "De La Soul + Soviet soul and jazz = De La Soulviet". miaminewtimes.com. 
  5. ^ Brainchild (July 23, 2012). "Mixtape Monday: Skratch Bastid, O.G. Ron C x Frank Ocean, TenDJiz x Common x Nas". okayplayer.com. 
  6. ^ Chris Salmon (April 24, 2012). "Q-Tip mashed with Soviet soul and jazz". guardianmusic.tumblr.com. 
  7. ^ Egotrip Staff (April 11, 2012). "WATCH: Q-Tip x Soviet TV commercials – "Q-Tipokratiya" (Video Trailer).". egotripland.com. 
  8. ^ Common (2012-07-23). "Me & @Nas on 10 songs! "CommoNasm" S/O to @tengiz305 for hooking it up." Twitter.
  9. ^ Common (2012-07-22). "I heard its fresh from reliable sources!" Twitter.
  10. ^ Jacob Katel (Jul 9, 2012). "TenDJiz Talks Soviet Jazz and Hip-Hop Mashup Album CommoNasm". miaminewtimes.com. 
  11. ^ DayJobBob (July 18, 2012). "TenDJiz Offers Some 'CommoNasm' Propaganda For The Ears". soulbounce.com. 
  12. ^ Stephen Kearse (July 23, 2012). "New Music: Common Meets Nas Meets Soviet Jazz in CommoNasm". respect-mag.com. 
  13. ^ HipHopDX Staff (August 4, 2012). "TenDJiz f. Common & Nas "One Mic"". hiphopdx.com. 
  14. ^ Justice Equality Supreme (August 1, 2012). "TenDJiz – CommoNasm (Mixtape)". 2dopeboyz.com. 
  15. ^ Jonathan "Jono" Sue (July 24, 2012). "Feature: The CommoNasm Project". fnmag.co. 
  16. ^ Blurt Staff (October 6, 2011). "Listen to De La Soul Mashup Album". blurt-online.com. 
  17. ^ Peace staff (October 5, 2011). "DE LA SOULVIET Mashup Album (De La Soul acapellas x Soviet Soul/Jazz)". blog.peacemagazine.com. 
  18. ^ JLBarrow (November 1, 2011). "The Daisy Age Meets The Cold War On "De La Soulviet"". Nodfactor.com. 
  19. ^ JLBarrow (April 12, 2012). "TenDJiz "Q-Tipokratiya"". Nodfactor.com. 
  20. ^ JLBarrow (July 15, 2012). "TenDJiz – "CommoNasm" (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz)". Nodfactor.com. 
  21. ^ Rumba Staff (October 28, 2011). "Tällainenkin voi toimia: De La Soul kohtaa neuvostoliittolaisen jazzin". rumba.fi. 
  22. ^ Adrien Gingold (October 12, 2011). "De La Soulviet". novaplanet.com. 
  23. ^ Alexander Fruchter (October 12, 2011). "TenDJiz De La Soulviet". rubyhornet.com. 
  24. ^ Alexander Fruchter (July 10, 2012). "Mixtape TenDJiz: CommoNasm". rubyhornet.com. 
  25. ^ J (October 7, 2011). "REMIX:De La Soul – De La Soulviet (TenDJiz Soul/Jazz Remix)". thewordisbond.com. 
  26. ^ Slang Magazine Staff (July 16, 2012). "SOULVIET". slangmag.com. 
  27. ^ DJ Prestige (October 27, 2011). "De La Soulviet: East Meets East". fleamarketfunk.com. 
  28. ^ DJ Rahdu (October 3, 2011). "TenDJiz – De La Soulviet". bamalovesoul.com. 
  29. ^ DJ Rhude (October 4, 2011). "MIXTAPE: DE LA SOULVIET". blockmuzikradio.com. 
  30. ^ Producersiknow Staff (July 17, 2012). "DON’T SLEEP: TenDJiz "CommoNasm" [REMIX PROJECT]". producersiknow.com. 
  31. ^ Kevin Nottingham (July 14, 2012). "TenDJiz: CommoNasm (Common and Nas Meet Soviet Soul/Jazz)". Kevinnottingham.com. 
  32. ^ Hip Nott Records Staff (October January 10, 2012). "The Executive Suite". hipnottrecords.com.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  33. ^ Jahrue (October January 25, 2011). "Streets Buchanon – All That x Victory Premix".  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  34. ^ KN Staff (July 6, 2011). "Best Of The 1st Half: Top 20 Free Albums". 
  35. ^ DJBooth Staff (October January 10, 2012). "Various Artists - Executive Suite". djbooth.net.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  36. ^ "Sprite TV commercial (music by Tengiz)". YouTube. October 12, 2009.