Global Roots Radio on Worldwide FM, a weekly dose of experimental, underground music from across all corners of the globe with independent music and culture at the core. Tune in for this Russian Special with Raw Russians, Private Persons, and Gost Zvuk Records.
Raw Russian has evolved to touch many basis of the music industry and scene in Russia. Keeping sharing young and unknown Russian producers with Western listeners and moving our independent and non-commercial music as their main aim, they are now a large advertising platform for Russian musicians and assisting them in the publication of music, PR and more.
The Moscow based record label has been on a steady ascent thanks to its concrete destroying aesthetic, culminating in a recent high point when their 006 release was given a run-out by Aphex Twin at Coachella. Hespermen is a DJ & selector, successfully hiding a person with a decade of dj-experience and now he, who runs the label Private Persons, releasing a bunch of killer stuff lately. As since first drop in 2016, Private Persons has become an essential source of techno, electro and more, with cuts from the likes of Florian Kupfer, Jensen Interceptor, Assembler Code, Maelstrom, London Modular Alliance, Art Crime and new names like a Locked Club, XAN, Voin Oruwu, Formally Unknown etc. We bring you PRIVATE PERSONS, with label head Hespermen & label artists — breakout Russian electronic punk duo Locked Club.
Gost Zvuk is an internationally acclaimed independent label and collective based in Moscow and run by Ildar Zaynetdinov aka low808. Its main goal is the representation of the most vital artists from Russia and ex-USSR which are quite established locally but still remain unfamiliar to the rest of the world. Operating since 2014, it has already grown into the important creative community shaping the Russia of today – with almost twenty records in their back catalog, numerous label showcases in the hometown and beyond.
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