Somebody to Love | Raw Moans

  High pressure. Become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Somebody to love is everywhere, somebody to love is you. I have an exam on public speaking tonight. A dirty martini with Alice at RPM has my name on it when I’m done.  

No Vacation | Yam Yam

  Do you know how to relax? If you don’t, you’ve come to the right place. There are many good days ahead. The other day I photographed a man who told me his entire life story, with all the scary parts included. I’m not scared of anything anymore.  

Joy Downer | Stranger Places

This song is saving me from my almost-depression with its tropical and Sun major vibes, reminding me that today IS in fact the first day of summer, regardless of what this Chicago weather will have you believe. But I hear, too, the blue breeze in the notes, which is better for the character.

Dzhuna

This interview has been translated and edited for clarity. Dzhuna members: Natalia Yevstigneeva (vocals/guitar), Egor Tabakov (guitar), Aleksandr Tkatch (bass), Konstantin Raidugin (drums)   Who are the members of your group and what does everyone do? The members of our group are first of all, musicians. When I first had the idea to get anotherContinue reading “Dzhuna”

Kiev Techno | Live on Mars

The newest release from the label Live on Mars comes with an additional remastering and remake of After a Pause EP from the talented Nastya – a promising techno producer from Kiev who works under the moniker Stacie Flur or FLR. Stacie Flur’s original sound has already been noted by veteran of Detroit techno, Robert Hood,Continue reading “Kiev Techno | Live on Mars”

Беспокойство|Unease

Here we have post-punk and a gentle, sorrowful feel from the group Unease («Беспокойство», Bespokoistva) Regardless of the rather bedroom-like recording that managed to escape just the first track, and the ever-interrupting bass rumble, they make diving and delving into this emotion very much possible. The vocals are reasonably average for the genre – tracks like “Work”(«Труд»),Continue reading “Беспокойство|Unease”

OLIGARKH

The St. Petersburg project, OLIGARKH, is at least three years old, with two records under their belt, performances in Russia and Europe and now a new EP titled, “Get Up and Go.” Their music grew from fringe-electronica until it became a big, even conceptual idea to rethink the old – but the point is stillContinue reading “OLIGARKH”