Ivan Dorn (Иван Дорн) is a Russian-born Ukrainian singer, formerly one half of pop duo Пара Нормальных, who launched his solo career in 2010. A classically trained pianist, Dorn won many competitions and awards in his younger years.
“Стыцамен” was written and produced by Dorn as an homage to dancefloor ready disco hits and bass-fueled house music. Both a commercial and critical success, the song was released as the third single taken off his 2012 debut album Co’N’Dorn.
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Born in the Russian Far East but now based in Moscow, indietronic outfit Sistra (aka сИстра) is finally ready to share their self-produced debut album Telegram Cloud. The record features 9 new tracks recorded between May 2011 and April 2012 and it is available for free download on the band’s SoundCloud.
Sistra - Tiny Boat
Sistra’s sound combines post-rock riffs and heartfelt vocals with electronic beats and synthesizers to create something unique and compelling. At times their soundscapes evoke the cold plains of their native Khabarovsk, other times they burst into a flourish of colours emotions, but the result is always passionate and haunting.
Sistra - Gentle Dead People
If you like what you hear, check out Sistra’s Facebook for more info and go to SoundCloud or BandCamp to stream their music.
Upcoming Russian talent Kirill Sergeev aka Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club has been pumping out records in the last few months on such labels as Snuff Trax, Shanti Records, Tusk Wax and Conservation Dept. Born and bred in Saint Petersburg, the young artist is part of the ebullient Russian disco house scene, which has seen the emergence of acts such as Ponty Mython, 7th Myriads or The Papers.
SPDSC - I Need It (Lovebirds Mix)
After the success of his collaboration with Lipelis (better known for his work with Pompeya) on the I Need It EP, Sergeev is now releasing the highly anticipated Love Spin EP, featuring three new originals and a remix by Volta Cab. Released on Whiskey Disco, the record is available on vinyl via Decks.de and will hopefully get a digital release later this year.
For more info and music, check out SPDSC’s Tumblr or Facebook. Stream a bunch of tracks on SoundCloud and buy on Juno.
Barely a year after their dazzling debut album Tropical, Moscow-based indie outfit Pompeya is already back with a gorgeous new record. Featuring seven brand new tracks, the album is appropriately titled Foursome and it is currently available as a free download through the band’s SoundCloud.
Pompeya - Pitsunda (Пицунда)
Foursome was entirely recorded and produced over the course of one month in Los Angeles at Bedrock studios (previously patronized by the likes of Beck, Yeasayer and The Black Keys) and this change of scenery seems to have had a strong impact on Pompeya’s sound. During the recording process the band soaked up a lot of different influences and distilled them through their new compositions, which sound more mature and assured than ever.
Pompeya - Wait
Find out more on Pompeya’s official site or follow them on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates. Buy on
It’s been almost three years since Russian indie rock trio Everything Is Made In Chine (EIMIC) released their highly acclaimed album Automatic Movements. After the release they wanted to move further and explore new grounds. They started to apply even more synthesized sounds and samples to the music, without sacrificing melodies and emotions.
Everything Is Made In China - Parade
Max Fedorov (vocals, guitar, effects), Alexander Bykov (drums) and Phill Premyak (bass, keyboards) are now ready to share their brand new single “Parade”, which pretty much sums up their creative evolution of the last few years. The new track (and the single’s B-side “Brittle Crystal”) were mixed in Chicago by John McEntire (Tortoise, Jaga Jazzist, Kaki King, Broken Social Scene, etc.), who managed to convey all the sonic aspects of the songs just perfectly. It’s up for grabs now on SoundCloud!
Find out more on EIMIC on Facebook or check out their official site. Buy all their music on