Xtruist (born 5th August 1982 in Novi Sad) is a music composer, drummer, producer and arranger. He started playing drum at the age of 16, inspired by Dave Weckl and later the works of Vinnie Colaiuta and other drumming legends. Xtruist was first known as the drummer of the famous Serbian indie rock band Obojeni Program where he played from 1998 to 2005. In 2006 he joined another famous band - Balkanika, where he still performs.
He writes all kinds of music from classical to punk/rock and electronic music. His most notable works include music for video games. He created and still continues to create music for all Eipix games including the incredible 3 hour score for SCI FI racer Pyroblazer, and such other titles as the Oxygen Interactive - Hysteria Hospital: Emergency Ward, Kokakiki - Ziro and Krea Medie/Attractive games - Hugo: Magic in the Trollwoods.
In addition to scoring for video games, Xtruist composes music for movies and television.
In his music all styles are present, although orchestral music with various additional flavours plays a central role. Depending on the soundtrack of the game, movie, or play, guitar hard core and various commercial electronic styles are represented as well. Aside from program music he also writes modern classical music and modern jazz & fusion music in which the drums occupy the central place.
He attended the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where he acquired a degree in sound design.
He owns his own audio studio in Novi Sad, Serbia from where he creates music for worldwide media projects.