Category Archives: Russia

ONUKA – MISTO (Electronica – Ukraine)

Onuka
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

ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – ПЕСНЯ 404 (Dance/Pop – Ukraine)

Vremya i Steklo

Hailing from Ukraine, Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo or Time and Glass in English) is an electro dance duo made up of Aleksey Zavgorodniy (aka Pozitiv) and Nadya Dorofeeva. Their blend of infectious synth-infused pop caught the world by storm with 2015 single “Имя 505” and they are now set to do the same with their new tune “Песня 404” which is quickly gaining traction in Ukraine and abroad.

Время и Стекло - Песня 404     

Время и Стекло - Имя 505     

For their previous single “Имя 505” the duo shot a surreal music video that went viral and got around 70M views on YouTube, hugely contributing to the song becoming a massive hit across Ukraine, Russia and the CIS. While the clip for “Песня 404” is yet to achieve the same feat, it has already been watched 10M times. Not bad!

Find them on Facebook and buy the music on

POMPEYA – REAL X NIGHT (Indie/Electro – Russia)

Pompeya

Hailing from Moscow, indie-pop purveyors Pompeya have dazzled the music scene both at home and abroad with catchy synth melodies, bouncy bass lines and soulful vocals, inspired by 70s disco, 80s New Wave and 90s indie rock. Theirlast album Real has received the remix treatment and Mishu Records has decided to release all the reworks as an 11-track compilation, Real x Night (The Remixes).

The record features remixes and bonus tracks showcasing a selection of both heavyweights and up-and-comers including Amtrac, Mystery Skulls, Win & Woo, Jerome LOL, The Twelves and Moullinex.


For more info, check out Pompeya’s official site or Facebook. You can download all their music on

VIDEO : ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – ИМЯ 505 (Dance – Ukraine)

Время и Стекло

Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo or Time and Glass in English) is a Ukrainian duo created in 2010 by Aleksey Zavgorodniy (aka Pozitiv) and Nadya Dorofeeva, and produced by Aleksey Potapenko. Their blend of modern dance pop was well received by critics in their native Ukraine and the duo released their debut album in late 2014. Their new single “Имя 505” surfaced in the first half of 2015 and quickly gained traction online.

Время и Стекло - Имя 505     

To promote the new song, Vremya i Steklo shot a surreal music video that instantly went viral and got them a lot of media attention. It has been watched over 36 million times on YouTube to date.

Find them on Facebook and buy the music on