Category Archives: Russia

ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – ТРОЛЛЬ (Pop – Ukraine)

Ukrainian dance-pop duo Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo) have just shared brand new single “Тролль”.  Released on October 5, this slow jam is a highly addictive 90s tinged tune, featuring a funky beat, bouncy bass line and synths galore.

The duo have garnered quite a reputation for their quirky videos (“Back2Leto”, “Имя 505”“Песня 404”, “Навернопотомучто”) and “Тролль” is no exception. The video was directed by Maksim Shelkonikov and you can watch it below.

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ESTRADARADA – Вите Надо Выйти (DeepHouse/Synth – Ukraine)

Techno pop project Estradarada started in Ukraine back in 2015 when Alexander Khimchuk (former member of Махно Project) decided to work with Vyacheslav Kondrashin on some new music. Fast forward to 2017 and the duo is now one of the most popular acts in the country with one of the biggest YouTube hits so far this year. The video for their single ‘ВитеНадоВыйти’ has been viewed over 30M times in 6 months and streamed almost 1M times on SoundCloud.

Estradarada describe their musical style as a mix of tecnho, nudisco, deephouse, soul, synthpop and electronica which can be played both on crowded dance floors or in chilled-out house parties. On ‘Вите Надо Выйти’ the fat bass and big beats provide a dance-worthy background on which are laid ironically dreamy and absurd lyrics.

The song is taken off the album Дискотека Века which you can stream and/or download on

VIDEO : ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – BACK2LETO (SynthPop – Ukraine)

Ukrainian synthpop duo Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo) have shared a cool new video for their summer banger “Back2Leto”.  Released on June 9, this new track is a throwback to 80s and 90s pop music, featuring a funky beat, bouncy bass line and synths galore.

The duo have garnered quite a reputation for their quirky videos (“Имя 505”, “Песня 404”, “Навернопотомучто”) and “Back2Leto” is no exception. The video was directed by Illarion Efremov and you can watch it above or stream the song below.

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MANA ISLAND – DOTS (Electro/Synth – Russia)

Mana Island

Created in 2013, Moscow-based band Mana Island is an ever-evolving project combining the talents of Alexey Doronin (vocals), Nikita Stashevskiy (guitars), Dmitry Lukyanenko (bass, keys), Maxim Bazilevich (guitars, keys) and Ivan Amelchenko (drums, percussion). Seeking inspiration in completely different music styles, the Russian outfit is best known known for sleek, bouncy, upbeat tunes and sun-kissed vocals. Their latest single “DOTS” is a sensual electronic soul song, made with an eye on the current trends in pop music from The Weeknd and Active Child to Robyn and Sohn.

Mana Island’s 2015 debut album Levin and several singles (including “Bae”, a collaboration with Daniil Brod from Pompeya) have made the name of Mana Island recognizable to a wide indie music audience in their native Russia and it won’t be long before their following crosses the border to expand to the rest of the world.

Find out more on Mana Island’s SoundCloud and Facebook. Download their music on

ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – НАВЕРНОПОТОМУЧТО (Dance/Pop – Ukraine)

After the mind-boggling success of single “Имя 505” (over 100M views on YouTube), Ukrainian synthpop duo Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo) is back with yet another infectious electro-tinged pop gem. New single “Навернопотомучто” is an hymn to the late-night revels which brings echoes of the summer that slowly surrenders to autumn.

As per usual, Nadya Dorofeeva and Pozitiv have come up with an eye-catching music video for the new song and it’s already gone viral! Premiered on YouTube two months ago, it has been watched over 21M times to date. Get an eyeful below!

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