The Russian Music Guide
Music is a very special realm, a universal language, which allows people to connect on emotional level bypassing the limitations of language, space and time. In this section, we present the most interesting contemporary music that has a relation to the Russian culture. Not all of the bands come from Russia, but some of them sing in Russian and some have a big following in the former USSR.
Chornoye Kino – Odessa Grime
Chernoe Kino (Black Movie) is a group from Odessa, Ukraine, who came out in 2016 with a very groovy and cool sound of their track Adidasnike.
Griby - Ukrainian Garage House
Griby was a sensation of 2016 when they released their first track, Intro, which has a real grimey vibe but with some kind of Russian authenticity (even more so expressed in the music video).
Tatarka - Tatar Hiphop
Tatarka is a hiphop artist from Tatarstan in Russia, she has a good vibe in her sound and she sings in Tatar, which adds something very authentic to her tracks.
Cream Soda - Smooth Pop
Cream Soda has the sound which can be described as smooth pop, sometimes reminiscent of the dreamy musical landscapes of Dean Blunt and Inga Copeland, sometimes going into a more dancy, upbeat direction.