«My music can simply be described as "heavy wubz with an oldschool vibe"». Igor Samokhovets, known by his stage name Tequila Funk, is a 22-year-old DJ and producer. His musical influences include a diverse range of genres, such as Moby, Boney M, ABBA, Chemical Brothers, and Bomfunk MC's. He was also exposed to funk, hip hop, and 70s-90s music by his father and popular culture, including video games and movies. In 2012, Igor discovered Skrillex and the Monstercat music label, which sparked his interest in electronic dance music. He attended piano classes during his childhood and later taught himself how to play the guitar and saxophone. He started DJing in 2021 and played a few shows in small Moscow bars with his band, Tequila Funk Band, featuring trumpet (Philip Dering) and trombone (Oleg Kirillov).