Burito/Бурито

The band Burito’s eclectic music has been described as everything from “r’n’b” to “hard rock with hip hop elements” to “alternative-electronic.” The band borrows from a variety of styles to make a sound entirely their own – sensitive, poetic, and toe-tapping. The band name comes not from Spanish but from a combination of three Japanese […]

Artik & Asti/Артик и Асти

The upbeat pop duo Artik & Asti combine electronic beats, hip hop elements, and lively vocals. Popular in Russia and Ukraine, they are also known throughout Eastern Europe. While both band members are Ukrainian, their music is exclusively sung in Russian. Artik & Asti comprises two band members: Artyom Umrikhin (stage name Artik) and Anna […]

Undervud/Ундервуд

Undervud has become internationally renowned for their indie rock music with soulful, poetic elements. The group is headed by Maksim Kucherenko (Максим Кучеренко) and Vladimir Tkachenko (Владимир Ткаченко). Kucherenko is a Crimean native born in Simferopol; Tkachenko was born in Kerson in southern Ukraine. The two met at the Crimean Medical Institute in the 1990’s […]

Little Big

Little Big has topped charts and headlines with their provocative style of rave music with pop, hip hop, punk, and EDM elements. The group calls itself a “satirical art collaboration” and is known as much for its catchy music as its infectious dancing and shockingly bright, brutalist videos. Often funny, occasionally inflammatory, Little Big is […]

Irina Dubtsova/Ирина Дубцова

Irina Dubtsova is a Russian singer known for her energetic pop style, extensive series of collaborations, and strong songwriting ability. Dubtsova was born in 1982 in Volgograd. She grew up with music in both formal and informal capacities. Her father was a musician who instilled a love of music and singing in Dubtsova. At only […]

Max Barskih

Max Barskih (Макс Барских) is a Ukrainian pop singer who has grown in popularity in recent years. His first performance was in 2008 on a Ukrainian television show called Star Factory 2.[1] Two years later, he was named best Ukrainian performer by the MTV Europe Music Awards. He is 30 years old but has already […]

Alyans / Альянс

Alyans (which, from the Russian, translates to “Alliance”) started out as a New Wave, synth-pop band from Moscow, Russia that played and recorded in the musical underground from 1981 to 1984 in the Soviet Union. In 1984 the Soviet Union began to persecute underground rock bands who they believed were too closely influenced by the style and music […]

Zhanna Aguzarova / Жaнна Агузaрова

Aguzarova is a Soviet/Russian singer and former vocalist of the group Bravo. Aguzarova purposefully hides the biography of her early life from public knowledge so there are different accounts of her early experience, but most can agree that she was born in the village of Turtas Uvatsky District of Russia’s oil-rich Tyumen Region to a […]

Nargiz Zakirova / Наргиз Закирова

Nargiz Zakirova (Наргиз Закирова; or Nargiz Zokirova in Uzbek) is an Uzbek-American singer who sings mostly in Russian. Better known by her stage name, Nargiz, Zakirova made her big break after winning the Russian music contest Voice (Голос). She is known for her strong voice, striking appearance (with a shaved head and powerful body covered […]

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