Vladimir Fonarev, who performs under the stage name Fonarev, has been an active musician and DJ since 1991. He performs at big parties and in popular clubs, has held dance concerts in 60 cities of Russia, played a great number of times with the stars of the world club scene. In 1993, the musician opened the Disco Shop, in 1996 the Funny House Records label was opened, followed by 3 of his vinyl singles. Since 1997, the musician has been an active participant in the Kazantip music festival, and in 1998, he has worked on the Sputnik55 musical project.
DJ Fonarev in 2002 founded a new label called “Atmosphere”, and in 2001, the musician was recognized as the best DJ of Russia, after which he performed on the big stage of Berlin. From 1992 to 1998, Fonarev was the leading radio show "Fanny House", and also worked as director of one of the famous Russian radio stations. In 2000, DJ became the leading show "Atmosphere", and in 2005 he released his program "Signs" on radio DFM. The musician became the best DJ of Russia in 2002, 2005. In 2004 he took the second stage of this rating, and in 2006 he became the third.