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Gnoomes

by Editor | 31st May 2017

Gnoomes are a bit of an anomaly in the world of psychedelic music, in that they don’t take psychedelics. Or more accurately, they can’t take psychedelics. As the band have previously revealed, the close attention of the Russian authorities are to blame… “Our vocalist has been almost taken into the Russian Army, while some of […]

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Premiere: Raumskaya – No Heroes

by Editor | 11th May 2017

Co-founder of ‘Russian ghetto community’ Beryoza, Gleb Raumskaya is known to bring the bass regardless of genre. His debut album Core, released next week on Pixelord‘s Hyperboloid label, showcases his stylistic dexterity, deviating from the footwork-inspired sounds of Beryoza to traverse everything from ambient techno to “nightmarish hard house”. To give you a taste of […]

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NtrlTaste

by Editor | 24th April 2017

Russian duo NtrlTaste (known separately as LOSTSVUND and FLATDELISHES) specialise in playful yet clinical productions with a futuristic feel. Their latest track, ‘Clarity’, features crisp beats mixed with sharp edits and pitched-up samples, and is available as a free download from PIL Society.

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Playlist

We’ve been following the progression of Russia’s electronic music scene for some time now and it’s only getting better in terms of creative output and quality. Producers like Pixelord and CHVRN have been paving the way for years now, while A2, Ishome, iBenji and Portwave have been recent discoveries that confirm Russia’s very own cold, industrial and nostalgic vibe in a lot of its new productions. This playlists tries to capture and exemplify these particular sound qualities we’ve been finding lately.

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Gnoomes are a bit of an anomaly in the world of psychedelic music, in that they don’t take psychedelics. Or more accurately, they can’t take psychedelics. As the band have previously revealed, the close attention of the Russian authorities are …

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YungRussia

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Smoke filled warehouses across Russia are being taken over by YungRussia and their devoted followers. The collective is made up of rappers, producers and even a resident tattoo artist. The importance of YungRussia should not be underestimated; it serves as a creative outlet for artists who admit the difficulty of even making music in their …

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Premiere: Raumskaya – No Heroes

by Editor | 11th May 2017

Co-founder of ‘Russian ghetto community’ Beryoza, Gleb Raumskaya is known to bring the bass regardless of genre. His debut album Core, released next week on Pixelord‘s Hyperboloid label, showcases his stylistic dexterity, deviating from the footwork-inspired sounds of Beryoza to traverse everything from ambient techno to “nightmarish hard house”. To give you a taste of […]

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Soundscape 003: Pixelord (Russia)

by Editor | 9th February 2017

MusicMap’s Soundscape series is the easiest way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every couple of weeks we visit a different country and ask a local scenester to serve up a mix of the best new …

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