5 Russian Electronic Music Artists You Need to Know

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In this blog post, we’ll be introducing you to 5 Russian electronic music artists that you need to know. These artists are at the forefront of the Russian music scene and are making some of the best music out there.


In recent years, Russia has become synonymous with cutting edge electronic music. In fact, some of the world’s most popular DJs and producers hail from the country, including the likes of Zedd, Arty, and Nina Kraviz.

If you’re looking to get into the Russian electronic music scene, then you’re in luck. Below are five artists that you need to know about. From well-established heavyweights to up-and-coming talents, there’s something for everyone.

1) Bobina

Bobina is one of Russia’s most successful electronic music producers and DJs. He first rose to prominence in the early 2000s with a series of club hits, before going on to enjoy global success with his 2004 single “What’s Up Moscow.”

In recent years, Bobina has been involved in a number of high-profile collaborations, including working with pop singer Natasha Bedingfield on her 2013 track “Angel By Your Side.” He has also released a number tracks on major international labels such as Armada Music and Black Hole Recordings.

2) Darude

Darude is a Finnish producer who first found fame with his 1999 hit single “Sandstorm.” The track quickly gained popularity in Russia, becoming one of the country’s all-time biggest club anthems in the process.

Since then, Darude has gone on to enjoy a successful career both in his native Finland and internationally. In addition to releasing a number of celebrated singles and albums, he has also worked with some of the world’s biggest names in electronic music, including Tiësto and Paul Oakenfold.

3) Kaskade

Kaskade is an American DJ and producer who first gained prominence in the early 2000s with a series of well-received dance tracks. He has since gone on to become one of the world’s most popular DJs, playing regular sets at major clubs and festivals around the globe.

Kaskade has also proven himself to be a successful recording artist, releasing eight studio albums over the course of his career. His 2010 album Fire & Ice was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album, while 2013’s Atmosphere debuted at Number One on the US Billboard Dance/Electronica Albums chart.

4) Matt Darey

Matt Darey is a British DJ and producer who has been active on the electronic music scene since the early 1990s. He first found fame with his 1994 track “Beautiful,” which was an international club hit and remains one of his best-known songs to date.

Darey has released a total of nine studio albums over the course of his career, while also find success as a remixer, working on high-profile reworks for artists such as Madonna (“Frozen”), Morcheeba (“The Sea”), and Enrique Iglesias (“Be With You”). He is also a regular DJ on Russia’s leading dance music station Radio Record. 5) Tiesto

Tiesto is a Dutch DJ and producer who is widely regarded as one of the pioneers of trance music. He first came to prominence in the late 1990s with tracks like “Magik Journey” and “Flight 643,” both of which were huge hits in clubs around the world. 2001 saw Tiesto reach new heights with his award-winning mix album Magik Seven – Live in Amsterdam, which is still considered by many to be one of trance music’s defining moments. Since then Tiesto has continued to enjoy success both as a solo artist and through his work with other DJs

Nina Kraviz

Nina Kraviz is a Russian record producer, DJ, and singer. She is best known for her work in the techno and house genres. Kraviz was born in Irkutsk, Siberia and studied dentistry before moving to Moscow to pursue a career in music. In 2006, she released her debut album, Nina Kraviz, on the German label Rekids. The album was well-received by critics and helped to launch her career.

Kraviz has since released several EPs andmixes, including 2012’s fabric 67 mix for the London nightclub Fabric. She has also collaborated with a number of other artists, including British electronic music duo Plaid and Italian producer Lorenzo Senni. In addition to her work as a musician, Kraviz is also a model and actress. She has appeared in campaigns for fashion brands such as Calvin Klein and Prada, and she has also starred in music videos for her own songs “I’m Gonna Get You” and “Gimme Some.”

Svetlana Loboda

Svetlana Loboda, also known by her stage name LOBODA, is a Ukrainian singer, songwriter and actress. She represented Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song “Be My Valentine (Anti-Crisis Girl)”. She has released four studio albums, three of which have been certified platinum in Ukraine. Her single “Gangsta” topped the Russian iTunes chart in 2015.

Loboda’s music is a mix of electronic, pop and rock. She has cited Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding and The Prodigy as some of her musical influences.

Julia Vents

Julia Vents is a Russian electronic music artist who got her start in the early 2000s. She has released three albums and several singles, and her music has been featured on popular TV shows and movies. Julia’s music is a mix of techno, house, and trance, and her live shows are known for their high energy and flashy lights.


If you’re looking for something new and exciting in the world of electronic music, then look no further than these five Russian artists. From dark and atmospheric to melodic and uplifting, they each offer something unique that is sure to get your feet moving. So check them out and see for yourself what all the hype is about!

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