Ira Oksman had always been interested in all kinds of music, but ever since the early age her particular interest was focused on the electronic music. It was surprising for her own parents to have their kid obsessed with Pink Floyd and Electric Light Orchestra in the age of 6, Robert Miles in the age of 9, etc.
In the age of 12, however, Ira caught the Moscow based electronic radio station 106,8 FM and explored the whole new world based primarily on electronic music. After developing her taste in music and enough knowledge to share she decided to become a DJ.
"I liked a very certain type of drum'n'bass music at that point (later called "liquid funk") and no other DJ in Moscow seem to played that particular music, so I just decided to present my own taste to the crowd." - Ira talks about the reasoning behind becoming a DJ.
Her first DJ gig was in the age of 15 performing a drum'n'bass dj-set to a small crowd in the place called "Territory" (Moscow). She had then continued playing in various Moscow clubs on a weekly basis mainly spinning jungle/drum'n'bass/liquid funk.
A year later she joins a leading promoting crew called "Storm Crew" alongside with the widely known Russian DJ's: Groove and Dan. Following by few gigs she then gets a resident spot with their drum'n'bass monthly event. She had opened a variety of sets for a luminary names of jungle/drum'n'bass music such as John B, Brian G, Loxy, Nicky Blackmarket, Ray Keith, etc
A couple of years down she becomes a regular resident in one of the oldest clubs in Moscow "Garage" and performs there on weekly basis. At that point she also starts moving towards a straight 4x4 beats with increased interest to a house music. As her knowledge of house music evolves, she starts moving towards more artist-like minimalist sounding going through the stages of disco soulful house -> deep house -> tribal -> progressive house -> tech house electro -> minimal techno/micro house.
Ever since moving to Toronto, Canada, Ira have had various of gigs around the city in spots like Insomnia, Labyrinth lounge, Chinadoll, Chelsea lounge, etc etc etc
At this point, however, her prime consideration is falling towards the music production/development. As Ira note, her prime goal at this point would be a development of a new concept in electronic music (particularly in minimal techno) which would hopefully make a difference in todays electronic music scene.