Born in Tallinn, Estonia, to Ukrainian/Russian parents, Danny "Avatar Darko" Degtjar and his family moved nearly 5,000 miles across the world by the time he was three months old, eventually settling in the suburbs just east of Seattle, Washington.
Despite having a pretty stable upbringing, Av managed to attract trouble like a magnet and didn’t exactly turn his back to it. After every father figure was torn from his life, he submitted to the lure of the streets, constantly finding himself in trouble.
He decided to move to Los Angeles to get out of trouble and to also pursue a degree in Digital Media Arts. Owing to a life on the block, Av’s music is brutally honest, and is best described as “emo grunge trap.” Soviet Goonion is the latest chapter of Avatar Darko.