Hailing from Ukraine, MONATIK (aka Монатик) grew up in the northwestern city of Lutsk, where he started doing breakdance as a teenager and quickly joined local collective “DBS Crew”. After taking part in TV shows “Everybody Dance!” and X-Factor in 2010, MONATIK teamed up with choreographer Nikolay Boychenko and dance collective «D’Arts» to produce his debut video “ТайУлетаю”. Soon after, he started writing songs for popular artists, including Svetlana Loboda, Anna Sedokova, Eva Bushmina or Dima Bilan, and finally released his debut album Саундтрек сегодняшнего дня in April 2014 to glowing reviews.
“В Лучшем Свете” and “Дым” are both taken off the young singer/composer/producer/dancer’s debut album, which also includes hit singles “Прости…” and “Воздух”.
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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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Instrumental hip hop duo The Cancel is the fruit of a collaboration between Andrei Zelenskii and Dmitrii Fedusiv, two Ukrainian musicians with a common passion for jazz music and old vinyls. Their music finds its roots in the works of jazz maestros such as John Coltrane and Miles Davis passed through the filter of modern electronica-influenced hip hop (think Ninja Tune or Stones Throw).
The Cancel - Summer Tape
After a very well received debut LP released last year, The Cancel are back with Reply From Space, a very strong second offering for the young duo. With its effortless combination of live drums, samples and layered synths, this record is a delicious collection of low-key instrumental pieces that blurs the borders between jazz, electronica and hip hop.
The Cancel - Street Art (Bonus Track)
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