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Fresh Tunes From Eastern Europe


New Kids From The Bloc prepared a new playlist, curated by the Bucharest based electronic/indie pop queen, Helen. All songs had been picked from Eastaste‘s music catalogue where you can find fresh tunes from the Baltics to the Balcans.  This time Belarus, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania and Hungary is in focus with Amoeba, Malibu B, Zomblaze, Otherside, Pasts, Boris Carloff, Kubatko,…
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Ukranian Musicians – on the Top of the British Rating

Onuka, Zapaska, Okean Elzy & Ummagma

Prestigious website Overblown Webzine named the best music bands from all the Postsoviet countries. The rating is called “Best of 2016 – Former Soviet Union”. It includes 4 bands from Ukraine.  First place was taken by a duet “Zapaska” from Kamenetz-Podolsk. Their triumphal album is called “Pomalu”. Okean Elzy took the second place; Ukranian-Canadian “Ummagma” are third; ONUKA is 4-th. Other six…
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British magazine named TOP-11 best Ukranian releases of 2016


British musical magazine “Louder Than War” named Top Ukraine Releases of the Year 2016! (  “While music blogs so often look to the main music-exporters of the world to guide their annual ‘Best of’ lists, this time around, it’s worth exploring some of the music coming from another hotbed enclave of cultural activity – Ukraine”, – british journalists say.  This…
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Top-50 Releases of the Last Half of the Year


1. Myopia EP Myopia is a two-piece band. This EP was produced by them in january and became one of the most successful releases of Ukranian winter. You may find it in our playlist on SoundCloud (it is below). 2. Fokks – Firefly Light and warm sound from the young indie-rock band from Sumi. 3. Roller Genoa — Little Liar A two-song single from…
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Eastern European Playlist from EASTASTE


Eastaste ( helps the world get acquainted with the new music of Eastern Europe by creating playlists. Every mohth the “New kids from the Bloc” rubric supports this way a lot of young performers and bands. Playlists are always made by brave and interested musicians, who like discovering something new in music.   The last one was created by Side…
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With hope in the heart: 10 Ukrainian songs about war


1. Ukrainian band Gaidamaki in collaborration with singers Andrey Mackarevich (Russia) and Maciej Malenczuk (Poland) performed song “Тільки любов залишить тебе живим” (“Only Love Can Help You Stay Alive”).   2. Song «Я чую» (“I Hear”) was performed by Ukranian band «Друга ріка». Here you may find everything – pain, tiredness and desperate dream of peace. 3. Song «Повертайся живим» (“Come…
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