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.
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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.
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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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