Russian singer/songwriter Elena Temnikova (Елена Темникова) shared her third released in less than two years a couple of months ago on April 27th. Despite its title, TEMNIKOVA III – Не Модные, this is actually her first full-length album, and just like her two previous EPs it is self-produced and self-released. Although “Не Модные” literally translates as “not fashionable”, the title track combines very forward-looking arrangements inspired by deep house, R&B-infused beats and catchy pop vocals.
Temnikova came to prominence as one of the three members of Russian pop outfit Serebro, which represented Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2007. After placing third in the contest, the band rapidly became one of the most successful artists in Russia. At the height of her fame with Serebro, Elena Temnikova decided to leave the outfit and start her solo career, releasing a few singles which set the tone for her new sound. Her EPs TEMNIKOVA I and TEMNIKOVA II, released in 2016 and 2017, included songs ranging from vigorous dance numbers, to soulful ballads, introspective deep house and urban R&B.
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Ukrainian singer songwriter Макс Барских (also written as Max Barskyh) recently shared his new single “Сделай Громче”.
Макс Барских - Сделай Громче
Max Barskih made his debut when he was only 18 years old, performing on the Ukrainian talent show “Fabrika Zirok 2” (Star Factory 2). He released his debut album in 2009 and in 2010 he was nominated the best performer on the Ukrainian version of MTV Europe Music Awards. Since then he has released three more albums and gained immense popularity in Ukraine, Russia and the CIS nations.
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Onuka is one of the most respected acts on the new Ukrainian electronic scene. Created by avant-garde electronic artists Evgeni Filatov (aka The Maneken) and Nata Zhyhchenko, Onuka organically combines traditional ethnic motifs and modern electronic sound.
“Animal” and “Golos” are taken off Onuka’s sophomore album, Mozaika, which was released on March 28th via the band’s own label Vidlik Records.
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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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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.
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