Category Archives: Russia

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

Estradarada

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

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)

Vremya i Steklo

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!

Follow Время и Стекло on Facebook or subscribe to their YouTube channel. Buy the music on

МОНАТИК – ЗВУЧИТ (Alt/Pop – Ukraine)

MONATIK

Ukrainian pop sensation MONATIK took the charts by storm in 2014 with his debut full length Саундтрек сегодняшнего дня and he is back with a brand new 16-track album titled Звучит. The young singer/songwriter’s sophomore effort includes 2015 single “Сейчас”, as well as “Тише” featuring local pop star Anna Sedokova.

Acclaimed by critics and bloggers in Ukraine and Russia, MONATIK’s new album is on track to become one of this year’s most successful releases with the two most recents singles “Выходной” and “Кружит” already clocking up over 3 million YouTube views.


Follow Monatik on Facebook or check out his official site. You can buy the music on

saturday nite with… IVAN DORN

Ivan Dorn (Photo by Andrey Koren)

Ukrainian singer/songwriter Ivan Dorn (Иван Дорн) released his debut album Co’N’Dorn back in 2012, spawning no less than 8 singles. Two of the most successful tracks were hit single “Стыцамен” and the off-beat “Бигуди”, co-written with Aleksey Kolioglu and nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2013 Muz-TV Awards.

Иван Дорн - Бигуди     


Dorn’s sophomore album Randorn hit the shelves in 2014, further consolidating his position as one of Ukraine’s most promising young artists. In recent years he has released a string of singles and viral videos that have racked up over 12 million views on YouTube.

More info on his official site or Facebook. Buy on