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Articles

Interview with Robyn

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There were tons of exciting gigs in Moscow this year and Robyn’s surprise appearance at Martini Carnival was the best way to kiss 2012 goodbye. Not only did she give us a spectacular and energetic performance, but she also took time to give several interviews the day before while fighting the cold. So I managed to have a little talk with one of the most exciting popstars of the modern times for The Village website.

How are you feeling after the flight?

I’m fine. I’ve been a little sick this week, so I’m trying to get over cold before the show.

It’s just got very cold in Moscow. I guess, it’s our way to welcome cool guests.

Maybe. But it’s cold in Sweden, too!

So you’re used to cold?

Yes.

You’re one of the first artists to try the EP-way of releasing an album – with ‘Body Talk’ being released as 3 EPs. Now everyone’s doing it – Gaga, Lana del Rey, etc. Will you stick to this formula in the future?

I think it worked well for the people who bought the music. I don’t think the record labels I work with understood how to release it, but the fans totally got it. So it’s a little bit divided between real people and industry people. I think I’ll continue with smaller releases but I don’t think I’ll ever do 3 albums in one year again. It was a lot of work and it was fun but it was tough. I’ve kinda used all of the songs I’ve written for the last 5 years. So when I start recording next year it will be really starting from scratch.

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Mercedes interview for Shut Your Pretty Mouth (UK)

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Shut Your Pretty Mouth is my kind of magazine through and through: it’s British, run by Maya von Doll and her friends, devoted to the hottest ladies of pop (both indie and mainstream) and just beyond cool. So I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to interview up-and-coming singer/rapper Mercedes for the latest 5th issue of the free publication. Check out my interview below or download the whole magazine at its website.

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More on Mercedes at her Facebook page

Best Queer Parties in Moscow

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Queer (or ‘mixed’) parties are definitely the IT-thing in the Moscow nightlife for the last couple of years. Even if a lot of its guests don’t realized the true nature of these spectacular events. I made a list of 5 must-see queer parties in Moscow – so the next time you’re in town, make sure to put on some glittery clothes and get busy on the dancefloor.

10 Best Zombie Movies

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Just in time for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 premiere and Halloween I made a list of 10 best zombie flicks for Rolling Stone Russia. There are some obvious choices (‘Night of The Living Dead’, etc), but also some more ‘experimental’ entries, like great coming-of-age zombie drama ‘Dead Girl’ and spectacular 90s Romeo and Juliet reboot ‘Return of the Living Dead 3′.

Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Kiss’

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Here’s my review for Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Kiss’ album for Rolling Stone. Although I did enjoy the strawberry pop feel of the record, I couldn’t resist pointing at how it weird most of the album sounds, considering Carly’s turning 27 in November.

Personal album’s highlights: ‘Curiosity’, ‘More Than A Memory’, ‘Melt With You’ (a bonus track)

Bearded business

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Back in June I did a big interview with Maksim Livsi and Fedor Tardatyan for SCOPE Magazine. Maksim and Fedor provide creative Brooklyn-inspired catering with farmers products and participate in countless food events around Moscow. We had an extensive talk about their business, backgrounds and the importance of having a beard.

The article’s in Russian, but you can Google.Translate it.

Ticket Scalping – Playboy Russia (February 2012)

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One of the biggest stories I’ve ever written was an article on ticket scalping for Russian Playboy in February 2012. The impulse for the story was the news of The Bolshoi Theater’s crazy ticket prices. Plus there’s some kind of information about Lady Gaga’s gig in Moscow.

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Man behind the pop: Interview with Dimitri Tikovoi

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My interview with London-based French pop producer/genius Dimitri Tikovoi was very spontaneous. I was interviewing Maya von Doll (of SohoDolls) before her solo gig in Moscow this March. Turned out she had arrived with Dimitri Tikovoi, her producer and collaborator on Nicola Roberts (brilliant) album. ‘Let’s do an interview, once I’m done with Maya’ – I suggested to a man, responsible for a long and diverse list of marvelous tunes, from Placebo’s ‘Meds’ album to Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s ‘If I Can’t Dance’ (one of her best yet underrated songs). Obviously, I was curious about Tikovoi’s future plans and even managed to make him (kinda) comment on Sugababes 1.0 future reunion. Consider it your pop exclusive.

I wrote a short sum up of our interview for the April issue of Russian ‘Rolling Stone’ magazine, which you can see below.

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The full interview’s under the cut.

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Horror enciclopedia, pt.1 and 2

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Horror is my thing, so I enjoy every opportunity to write about it.

Here are the links to my huge horror-related piece I did for Kinopoisk.ru website. The first was based on the interviews I’ve taken during ‘Eye Gore Awards’ at Universal Studios Hollywood back in October 2011. It features video interviews with Tim Sullivan (’2001 maniacs’, ‘Chillerama’), Anton Troy (‘Chillerama’), Tom Holland (‘Child’s Play’), Jamie Kennedy (‘Scream 1 & 2′), Calico Cooper (Alice Cooper’s daughter), Adam Rifkin (‘Chillerama’, ‘Look’), Adam Green (‘Hatchet 1 & 2′, ‘Chillerama’), Kim Bubbs (‘The Thing’), Josh Sussman (‘Glee’) and information on several other key members of the horror family.

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The second one features interviews with the guests of Russian second annual horror award show ‘The Blob’, where I worked T as a pr manager and a part-time translator. The event was held in Moscow at the end of January 2012. Features video interviews with Jodelle Ferland (‘Silent Hill’, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’), Anton Troy (‘Chillerama’), AJ Annila (‘Sauna’), Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson from ‘Let The Right One In’, Daniel Licht (composer of ‘Dexter’) and text interview with Emily Hagins (‘My Sucky Teen Romance’). There is also information on the most interesting upcoming horror movies.

HORROR ENCICLOPEDIA Pt. 2

So basically there are tons of blood-soaked exclusives for you to enjoy. The videos are in English with Russian subtitles and you can Google Translate the text.

Frédéric Beigbeder – Playboy Russia (March 2012)

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My article on French writer Frédéric Beigbeder, who gained a lot of fame in Russia with his cynical novels. The article was published in time for the premiere of Beigbeder’s directorial debut.


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