ALYONA ALYONA

Hip-hop sensation from Ukraine.

In her native Ukraine, alyona alyona’s debut album PUSHKA has already become the most anticipated release of 2019. And within just a few months, the young kindergarten teacher from a village on the outskirts of Kiev became an overnight hip-hop sensation.

This year alyona alyona performed at the festivals Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg DE, Tallinn Music Week EST, Fusion DE, Pohoda SK, Atlas Weekend UA, Sziget HU, Haldern-Pop DE, Pop-Kultur Berlin DE, Loftas fest Vilnius LT, Waves Vienna AT and going to do shows at Iceland Airwaves festival Reykjavik IS, Trans Musicales Rennes festival FR, ESNS’2020 NL.

Alyona alyona is the winner of the ANCHOR Award 2019– Reeperbahn Festival International Music Award for the most promising emerging music talent.

The ANCHOR Jury including Tony Visconti, Bob Rock, Peaches, Kate Nash, Arnim Teutoburg-Weiß and Zan Rowe unanimously voted for alyona alyona.

Bob Rock (producer of Metallica, Mötley Crüe and many others): “I got out of my chair, stood up, almost danced and took videos which I actually don’t think I’ve ever done before. I didn’t understand a word she was singing but it came out so powerful. It really blew my mind. And most importantly I would buy her record in a heartbeat.”
Zan Rowe : “Beyond language barriers alyona alyona’s songs were stuck in my head long after I saw her perform. Incredible rhythm, hooks and an amazing presence.”

The jury member Tony Visconti (David Bowie’s producer) announced their decision “We have decided upon an artist with whom we all lost our shit to, the minute they started to perform!” .

The Ukrainian rapper is an absolute force of nature on stage: with crazy flow and groove she delivers raps without any bling and pomp and describes in her songs the unembellished situation of the young generation of her homeland.

It all began, when she released the first companion video to her song “Рибки” (“Fishes”) last October’18, which went viral on YouTube and has meanwhile collected over a million views. “Fishes” was alyona alyona’s claim to fame, the reason she is now widely considered to be the future of Ukrainian rap and has been nominated for a YUNA Award in 2019 (“Best Hiphop Hit”). But she is far from being just another one-hit wonder.

alyona alyona has so far released several tracks with equally engaging companion videos. Her track “Залишаю свій дім” (“Leaving My Home”) is a personal story about her move to the big city, namely Kiev, while the companion music video directed by Delta Arthur has meanwhile accumulated over 2.5 million views. The b&w video to her second single “Голови” (“Heads”), directed by Sasha Prilutsky, sees the hefty rapper jogging through the countryside, never once stopping to catch her breath. Her third single “Відчиняй” (“Open Up”)is a powerful hiphop manifesto to a new generation, with a fresh video directed by Israeli director Jan Bolotov, who also cooked up this fun, David Lynch-esque video to “Рибки 2” (“Fishes 2”).

Newest video “Пушка” (“Pushka/Cannon”) from the just released first album “Pushka” is filmed in the street and underground of Berlin.

There is something about alyona alyona that goes beyond her no doubt impressive appearance, her confident attitude, her captivating flow, her lyrical prowess, her sound delivery or her kindergarten alter-ego. Her success may simply boil down to an innate sense of authenticity that provides her hip-hop persona with the necessary street credibility the genre thrives on. That and obviously the talent and creativity she continuously displays in her music.

Listen to PUSHKAlnk.to/PUSHKA

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“Завтра” (“I don’t know where I’m going to be tomorrow”)

“Пушка” (“Pushka/Cannon”)

“Залишаю свій дім» (“Leaving my home”)
https://youtu.be/RUx6JnDSNdc

“Відчиняй” (“Open up”)
https://youtu.be/2FCMJ31i8Yg

“Голови” (“Heads”)
https://youtu.be/_aHep8LvQQc

“Рибки” (“Fishes”)
https://youtu.be/6lJETYWNT9U