Category Archives: Russia

МОНАТИК – ЗВУЧИТ (Alt/Pop – Ukraine)

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

saturday nite with… TARSHIN

Tarshin

Tarshin is the latest newcomer to the budding Russian electronic music scene, but although this young singer songwriter is a still a new name, he has already managed to establish himself as a promising musician and gained recognition amongst his peers.

Tarshin recently unveiled his debut single “Around (I Will Share)”, as well as the accompanying video which was directed by Stanislas Morozov and features Ukrainian pop princess Anna Sedokova.

Find Tarshin on Facebook and buy the new song on

ONUKA – MISTO (Electronica – Ukraine)

Onuka is an electrofolk project created by Ukrainian electronic artists Evgeni Filatov (aka The Maneken) and Nata, former vocalist of Tomato Jaws and KOOQLA. They are joined by 7 musicians playing keyboards, drums, traditional flute, trombone, French horn, bandura (Ukrainian traditional instrument) and electronic samplers.


“Misto” is taken off Onuka’s debut album, which was presented live on the 17th of October 2014 in Kiev and shot to #1 spot on iTunes Ukraine and then returned to the top of the chart in December.

More tunes on SoundCloud and more info on Facebook. Buy the music on

ON-THE-GO – ORIGINS (Alt/Indie – Russia)

On-The-Go
Russian outfit On-The-Go was formed in 2007 in Tolyatti and then moved to Moscow in early 2009. Initially they dabbled in dance-rock but, after a few years of experimentation, the band drastically changed their sound to adopt a style closer to Western indie pop.

The band’s brand new album Origins is a testament to their technical virtuosity as it clearly expands their sound palette to include hints of synthpop, low-fi blues and chamber indie-folk. What really stands out in this collection of emotion-laden songs is the vocal performance of frontman Yurii Makarychev, who has grown into a self-assured and extremely skilled singer over the years.

Amongst guitar solos, futuristic beats, elaborate and lush arrangements, the complexity of On-The-Go’s album reveals itself a little more every time, taking  the listener on an emotional journey where each note, each sound, counts and experimentation plays a key role.

Bonus: On-The-Go put their spin on Ivan Dorn‘s single “Teleport”

Иван Дорн - Телепорт (On-The-Go Remix)     

Find out more on the band’s Facebook and listen to more tunes on their SoundCloud. Buy the new album on