amalia is a D.I.Y. artist and multi-genre sound producer who writes music in her room in the style of naive synth-pop and post-punk. She often experiments with samples from old Uzbek songs, dictaphone recordings and creates ambient hip-hop beats with a vintage vibe. She recorded her six-song EP album without professional equipment using a laptop and a phone. Since 2021 she began performing live and participating in local projects. She performed at the Central Asian Cyber Festival FEMAGORA, charity anti-war concert and self-organized concert in the mahalla. She wrote music for the video “Violets” by local director Yana Xarasho and organized the Laboratory of National Sample for Navruz.
Is an Italian-born, London based DJ and producer. After holding several residencies in Dubai (Dance FM, Plus Minus, Night Vibes), he has spent the last 2 years in London, performing for Fragments, Parable, and Paraffe. Dario has a very diverse background in music, ranging from Rock, Blues and Jazz to Afro-House, Disco and Deep House and has performed with many global acts such as Solomun, me, Lehar, Marvin & Guy, Toto Chiavetta, Innellea and many more.
Born in Switzerland, based in France. Jade played in Ibiza, Paris, Belgium, Amsterdam, Copenhagen.
Deer Jade’s melodic music will take you on a mystical journey through time and space as a portal to the depths of your soul, blurring the lines between our planet earth, the cosmos and ourselves… Enter the NOW and awake to your divinity.
From Burning Man, Tulum, Paris, Mykonos, New York to Ibiza, Jade has already gotten the chance to DJ around the globe, sharing her multicultural music and unconditional love with the world.
Densk. Denis Kozlov is from Tashkent, a musician, DJ, and owner of a small vinyl collection. He got acquainted with electronic music back in 2005. He started his way as a DJ in 2018 as a member of Fragment project, which influenced the city’s music scene and gave many people a huge boost.
Densk was raised on the culture of house music. He prefers to play classic house and disco in small bars, but that’s not his entire musical arsenal. For theme parties and bigger events he prepares sets of breaks, trance and techno music.
Participant of Voskhod festival (Tashkent), resident of FRUMOS music community (Tashkent), participant of Stihia project.
Dzenpunk is a duet from Uzbekistan (Tashkent), performing experimental electronic music. It consists of two musicians: Dmitry Luzanov and Timur Badyrov. They both speak the same language of music, often set themselves experiments and prove that art has no limits. The group was officially formed in 2020. The first singles were recorded in 2019 in a home studio and released independently. The duo, who devotes a significant part of their lives to music, is constantly in search of inspiration and seeks to discover new horizons for themselves and those around them.
The project of two cosmopolites who started their creative journey together in 2014 and over this time have formed a multi-genre style that combines electronic, soul, R&B, funk. The interplay of electronic rhythm section, gentle hypnotic vocals and overdriven guitar works to create a special atmosphere that e.v.e musicians love so much in live performances. The duo has released two albums and over a dozen singles.
Based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The couple works in a decolonial optic, turning to folk music and spirit, looking for a local sound. This gives their techno a unique and playful texture. The general vibe at parties often gets heated, charged with warm air, and turns into an unbridled celebration. The guys are ZVUK residents, part of the bULt art team. They represented the modern techno scene of Almaty at the Boiler Room.
DJ and producer Elif is like her music – compelling, creative, full of life and energy. Since she hit the ground running with her debut on Anjunadeep (2019) which made her an instant favorite, the warm-hearted spirited talent has been ever evolving and productive, both with her sets and releases. She’s dropped the stunning ‘Entanglement’ on Stil Vor Talent and ‘Moonspell’, her label debut on A Tribe Called Kotori which achieved chart success.
Elif has turned heads as a non-stop nomadic performer at the likes of Burning Man, The Monastery Festival, Anjunadeep Explorations, ADE, Kater Blau, The Gardens of Babylon and Flying Circus parties, Tulum, Montreal, Ukraine, Amsterdam. Within the DJ circuit, she’s a name much admired, with top level talent including BLOND:ISH and Oliver Koletzki regularly championing her music.
Flyin Up is a non-commercial Tashkent psychedelic rock band using electronic arrangements in their music, whose work is permeated with the ethnic motifs of the region. Founded in 2012, the group is actively involved in the underground movement of Uzbekistan, performing at various significant festivals, as well as creating their own events.
In their songs, Flyin Up raises questions of the formation of consciousness, metaphysical matters and global phenomena associated with climate change and globalization.
Gio is the family member of the Georgian music community platform TSA Music, which had the stages on the festivals like 4GB, Swing. At the Stihia Festival you’ll listen to a wide selection spanning decades and styles, different grooves and melodies.
Finnish DJ and promoter based in Glasgow, UK. Launched in 2015, IDA’s Acid Flash parties have quickly become one of the most exciting fixtures on Scotland’s club circuit. Take the classic sounds of 80s Chicago acid house, and put them in the talented hands of Ida Koskunen and you have a unique, modern celebration of acid-themed house and techno from a well-traveled crate-digger who certainly knows her way around a 303 bassline.
Having played in all the major metropolitan cities across India, Kaleekarma enjoys a level of national recognition in the underground music space in the country. She has had the opportunity to play alongside touring international artists such as Stimming, Parra For Cuva, HVOB, Stavroz, Zero7 and A Guy Called Gerald, amongst others. Her recent performances include Magnetic Fields Festival Nomads 21, MIxmag’s Lab Mumbai edition and Mixcloud’s Future Rising India edition.
There are few musicians who manage to explore the convergence between techno and experimental music as successfully as David Letellier. Known as Kangding Ray, he has been composing, producing, performing Live and DJing worldwide for almost a decade, releasing his music mainly on Raster-Noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts. The aesthetic domains of these two labels epitomizes Kangding Ray’s unique sound – one that tests boundaries, evolving tirelessly in its exploration of texture and rhythms.
Known for her impeccable selections that she has been sharing around the globe during the past two decades, Lola Palmer is considered by many as one of Europe’s finest deep techno selectors. Her consistent stream of DJ-mixes has earned her an impressive following through channels like RTS.FM and MixCult – gathering up to 270K views / streams per mix. After collaborating with the likes of Terry Lee Brown Jr, Lola Palmer continues her musical journey with releases on Mixcult and a debut vinyl EP on the well-regarded BERG AUDIO label, featuring reworks from the scene’s favorites, Janeret & Priku ft. Dinu. There is no doubt Lola is only at the start of her artistic path, with many more exciting news to come.
Musician, DJ, pioneer of Stihia festival. Co-founder of FRUMOS themed parties and a lover of spinning everyone in the dance, weaving together techno, trance, and acid.
Nikina is a Tashkent-based singer, songwriter in the style of indie and dream pop. She made her first steps in music as a student of the department of choral conducting. Later she performed at creative evenings and local chamber concerts. In her songs she sings about growing up, friendship, love, about daily routine through the prism of her own life.
Is a hazy entity formed in 2010, appearing at first as an electronic music act. Operating like a White-Out, they have built up a fog that surrounds the nature of their activities. Beyond the music and the records, the members of Polar Inertia are also the authors of texts, photographic works, printed artworks, videos and specific live performances for different contexts. They have often been invited to contribute to various revues, editions or art books. Their course of creation thus takes the direction of a polymorphic artistic process, bound to evolve in various fields of contemporary creation.
Prisheletz is the artist with a long track record of cosmic multidimensional voyages and is domiciled on the planet of St. Petersburg. He is a member and resident of Electro Music Coalition, a label releasing and promoting electro for over 20 years. Prisheletz has been one of the most committed ambassadors of the electro genre long before it became popularized in our part of the world.
Saphileaum is one of the names of Georgian multi-media artist, Andro Gogibedashvili. Saphileaum’s sound is often described as cosmic, new age, tribal, relaxing. Andro’s main oceans to sail are Ambient, Techno, Downtempo, Dub and sort of his vision of an Ambient Tropical House. Over the years the artist has developed his own handwriting, which makes his sound, atmosphere and storytelling a remarkable experience. Alongside producing art, Andro also runs a record label called Theosophy, focused on spreading the essence of Theosophical teachings and meditative ambient music in Tbilisi. Now he runs multimedia platform Expeditions Above.
Has been collecting electronic music for over 12 years. Plays such genres as Techno, Industrial, EBM, Trance, Minimal, House, MicroHouse and Electro. Co-founder of Frumos themed parties.
Toké is a DJ/music producer from Tbilisi, Georgia. Toké’s new EP is a combination of UK garage and dubstep that makes its way from Tbilisi to South London. Loud bass hits hide under spectacular synths, creating a perfectly synthetic hybrid of trance emotion and dubstep weight.
Hailing from Catania, Sicily, Toto Chiavetta productions and playful approach to DJing reflects the spirit of the rebel island. The Italian maestro emerged with releases on genre defining labels such as Diynamic, Innervisions, Defected and Yoruba. In 2019 he launched his own label Borders of Light, for him to refine his own sound and incubate creations of emerging artists.
Hailing from the ancient Russian city of Tambov, on the banks of the Tsna River, the youngest member of the Trip family is Vladimir Dubyshkin. Vladimir Dubyshkin – an electronic producer from Russia, who doesn’t limit his musical fantasy. He loves to experiment with genres, so he is equally attractive to both lovers of noise electronics and those who go to parties simply to dance. Having released his debut album “Tell Me Why It’s Always The Same” in February 2015, Dubyshkin quickly gained the recognition of his colleagues. In the same year he took part in two compilations on Nina Kraviz’s label “трип” and later released his first solo EP “Cheerful Pessimist”.
Wata Igarashi brings together the euphoric and psychedelic, with his music standing out for its crystalline structures and shimmering intensity. Igarashi’s distinctive take on techno is on display across a series of EPs on Midgar and The Bunker NY, as well as on Semantica, Time to Express, and Bitta. Recent standout remixes of Aurora Halal, VolteFace and Prins Thomas have further demonstrated his considerable talents as a producer. The same mentality is present in his performances, whether DJing or playing live, with his measured control of frequencies and intensities shaping the dancefloor as he explores the more psychedelic dimensions of techno. In this way, Igarashi’s considered approach is one that stimulates the body and mind, generating energy and emotion.
Yõldosh is a resident of Stihia festival, a member of KULTURA community and a frequent guest at such events as the Samarkand Marathon and Ultra Zaamin. Despite his short journey, which began only in 2018, Marcel has managed to attract the attention of the public. His complete immersion in the musical process allows him to penetrate the hearts of even those who are in no way connected to electronic music.
Yula is a DJ with her own vision of electronic music with more than 16 years of experience in the music industry. Behind her shoulders is residency in Tashkent’s top projects.
Yula is a music editor of such radio stations as Radio Terra, Hamroh, Radio Nova Sound, Traffic.uz, Myradio.
Since 2010 she is a permanent resident of Tashkent Fashion Week and in charge of musical accompaniment of the defiles of Uzbekistan’s leading designers.
Zack is coming to the festival from Kyrgyzstan. He is one of the DJs who represented the local scene at Unsound Dislocation in Bishkek in 2016. He is also a cofounder of Electronic Music Meet, a small but thriving community with a core audience of about 150 people. Quoting Resident Advisor, the preferred approach of that community remains “from the ground up”, which means being patient, avoiding advertising and letting the right people encounter their parties organically. Palpably passionate about music and developing the local scene, Zack sees his role as communal, “helping young (and not so) people leave their bedrooms to party with others”.