In honor of the new month, I decided to cover an aspect of Russian music that seems to be EVERYWHERE. In every genre, with every artist, helping or hurting every career, song or album. That aspect is, of course, collaborations. You know, I've noticed that some of them are predictable--Leonid Agutin and Angelica Varum, Filipp Kirkorov and Alla Pugacheva, etc. And some are completely random--Verka Serduchka and Glukoza's "Zhenikha Hotela" is the best example I can think of. Some stay within the same genre (Bi-2 and Splin, even though their styles are distinct, are both rock bands and their song "Fellini" is an excellent soft-rock song). Others cross genres or even languages--a good example of this is the unexpetedly awesome collaboration between German industrial-rock/metal act Rammstein and Russian pop duet Tatu.
So here's how this works. I will post a list of collaborations from several different genres, along with links to the mp3s. You can listen and give me feedback if you'd like. I am always open to suggestions!
1. Agutin and Prensyakov-Aeroporti
2. Filipp Kirkorov and Alla Pugacheva-Kholodna V Gorode
3. Gluk'Oza and Verka Serduchka-Zhenikha Hotela
4. Diskoteka Avariya and Janna Friske-Malinki
5. Valery Meladze and VIA Gra-Inostranets
Rock: (or Pop/Rock)
1. Splin and Bi-2-Fellini
2. Leningrad/Diodi and Zemfira-PC http://m2-1.base.zaycev.net/5af243e4c8ef6f585fe2b0f700bc04b1/204/20462/diodi_and_zemfira_ramazanova_-_pc.mp3
3. Bi-2 and Chaif-Dostuchatsya Do Nebes
4. Mumiy Troll and Yana Kay-Medveditsa
5. Чугунный скороход Feat. Кино - Перемен (Антон Ньюмарк Mix): Yes, I know this isn't really a collaboration but a remix. I like it anyway because "Mi Zhdem Peremen" is one of the best Kino songs ever. http://m2-1.base.zaycev.net/0ada5ddbc4f1d0a6dd1892b9583aa376/180/18069/chugunniy_skorohod_feat._kino_-_peremen_anton_niumark_mix.mp3
6. Bi-2 and Chicherina-Veter Peremen
Hip-Hop or Rap:
1. El Rico and Patrool-Dikiy Tanets
2. Timati and Karina Cox (from VIA Slivki)-Ya i Ti
*NEED MORE SUGGESTIONS*
....can't think of any more....
1. Faktor-2 and Arash-Bora Bora Gde Boomer
2. Tatu and Rammstein-Moscow
3. Leningrad and Diskoteka Avariya-Gde Zhe Vashi Ruki?
4. VIA Gra and THMK-Nyet Nichevo Khuzhe
Sorry, my internet connection is VERY bad and slow right now; I will get all the mp3 links and pics later. By tomorrow night I hope. Then, I'll take suggestions, votes, comments, whatever. This "collaboration challenge" will go on until the end of Feb. and I hope to discover a few new songs by the end (and see what you guys think about the collaborations.)