Russian experimentalist Kate NV is releasing album 'Room for the Moon' via Brookyln's Rvng Intl. this June.
The Moscow-based artist's album is inspired by Russian and Japanese pop music and film from the '70s and '80s, as well as children's performance shows from the '80s, and features vocals sung in a mixture of Russian, French and English.
It follows 2018 album 'для, FOR ', a set of ten surrealist electronic tracks made using supernatural-sounding synths.
London’s Scuffed Recordings will release a new EP from Moscow producer Fisky this month.
Following releases from the likes of Farsight, Mitch Wade Cole, Glances and Stones Taro, as well as from label co-founder High Class Filter, and a remix compilation, Fisky’s ‘Drum Cast’ EP drops on 20th September.
“I like the feeling of joy and extravaganza on the dancefloor,” says Kedr Livanskiy. “Not the harsh zombie mass.”
Livanskiy’s DJ sets – and indeed her On Cue mix for DJ Mag – are colourful tapestries of style, rattling from genre to genre as hard drum cuts and breaks veer into lush ambience and balladry. It makes for enticing listening, with her eclectic taste creating an unpredictable atmosphere, encouraging listeners to join the dots themselves and realise where the disparate sounds informed her own productions.
‘Your Need’ strikes a terrific balance between the starkness that made her previous releases so immersive and the lightness that she re-discovered in DJing. The murky atmospherics that saw her being compared to acts like Boards of Canada, Patricia and Hype Williams linger, but are less overbearing, no longer defining the entire mood of the album but lending a necessary darkness to tracks like ‘Why Love (зачем любовь)’ and ‘LED (лёд)’.
Livanskiy invited Gost Zvuk affiliate Flaty into creative process with her, with each of their distinct styles merging to create something that was new for both of them and contributing considerably to the album’s irresistible atmosphere.
A new club, Mutabor, will open in a former machinery plant in Moscow this weekend.
Launching this Saturday 27th April, the new venue intends to become a space for multiple types of performance, from club nights to and live shows to theatre pieces and art installations.
Moscow’s Uninc & Kolomensky will release their new EP, ‘Pagan Rave’, via their own ИДА label this December.
The label’s seventh release finds the emerging DJ/producers on top form, fusing traditional slavic folk tropes and samples with heady electronic grooves and rhythms. ‘Ancient Tool’ is a percussive house number with shouted vocals, submerged acid and a spacious atmosphere. The title track, meanwhile, is a more reserved affair with traditional slavic folk vocals and flutes hovering above a steady deep house beat.
Moscow-based Outline Festival has been cancelled by Russian authorities.
According to Facebook post from the promoters, the event was shut down for reasons beyond their control and all tickets will be refunded.
For our third Rewind feature, dedicated to 2014’s Miller SoundClash finalists, we are in Russia to catch up with MOS, a DJ who was famous in his home country for his mash-up style, but is now enjoying new styles of music, and winning new fans across the world…
MOS! Great to speak to you. What has been going on since Miller SoundClash 2014?
Russia is one of only a handful of countries that have resisted the global EDM explosion. Of course, you can still see big-room DJ at large-scale arena events in Moscow or St Petersburg, but the club scene - much like London or Berlin - moves to the steady beat of underground house and techno. So for this week’s Top 100 Clubs scene focus, we show you the dark rooms, roof terraces and unique vibe of Russia’s best clubs.
Cast your votes at top100clubs.com
In case you haven’t noticed, dance music is a very big deal right now! Whether it is the explosion of EDM in the USA, the house music resurgence emanating from the UK, or one of the many sub genres that are popping up across the globe - our scene is in very rude health indeed - making dents on the pop charts, and breaking the boundaries of event production along the way!