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. Therefore, if you want to experience the Russian culture, music is a very direct way to do that. Below we made a non-comprehensive selection of the most interesting and representative music, in our opinion, that exists in Russia. Both from the past and from the present. It does not intent to provide you encyclopedic knowledge, rather, a snapshot of the interesting stuff, something we'd put on for you if you came by our house in Russia and we decided to make a listening session together...
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.