9/28/2016

Kedr Livanskiy as she gives us a look into Moscow's underground electronic scene in "Keep Your Word"

KEDR LIVANSKIY'S "KEEP YOUR WORD"

DEBUT 'JANUARY SUN' OUT NOW ON 2MR
LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD OR SPOTIFY 


Directed By: Konstantin Bushmanov & Yana Kedrina
WATCH / SHARE: "KEEP YOUR WORD

"Livanskiy's chords are dramatic and wistful both, soaring and sad at once. The arpeggios give the track an anxious feel and her voice lands somewhere between that of early 
Grimes and Laurel Halo" - Pitchfork
 
"Kedr Livanskiy is the New Face of Russia's Underground Electronic Scene" - THUMP

"she creates an ethereal expanse that is both dream-like and eminently danceable
Gorilla vs Bear 

This year brought Moscow's Kedr Livanskiy's first U.S. appearances and a well receieved debut EP that's out now on 2MR. Today she released a video for single "Keep Your Word" via i-D who have also sat down with Kedr to discuss the concepts / creation of the video and the current wave of Russian music, art and fashion - read it here


Livanskiy was born into a shifting and critical time for Russia.  The Soviet Union had exhausted and old values were anathematized because of reconstruction.  A sense of displacement drove Kedr to find herself.  She joined the directing department of Moscow school of New Cinema where she learned to see the world. At the same time, electronic music fascinated her completely and was the same depth that she was looking for.

Kedr and a small circle of friends formed around a mutual interest in music - Inga Copeland, DJ Spin and DJ Rashad, Legowelt, Death Grips, Florian Kupfer, Dean Blunt and it wasn't long until they organized their own community and DIY label known as John's Kingdom

No one else was doing anything that fit their aesthetic or ideals so they started throwing their own parties which exploded in attendance after only a year. For them it wasn't just about music; but also a channel for art, videos and lifestyle. The community continues to expand and grow. Today it's the most alive and honest thing in Moscow. 


'January Sun'
Kedr Livanskiy 
2MR 

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