Get to know rapper Everthe8 and other emerging talents from Russia’s RADAR program – Spotify
ROCKET is a Russian rapper known for creating catchy trap music. It offers a more psychedelic and atmospheric sound, which sets it apart from the local rap scene. His most recent album, Ego trippin ‘, combines the minimalism of space with a high quality technical recovery.
Eternal insomnia creates his music, pop-punk, and skillfully combines it with elements of rap, EDM and hip-hop. His art also references the music of the 2000s, drawing inspiration from everything from vocal motifs to guitar accompaniments.
ooes is a young performer with an academic musical training. His music is melancholy and features simple and relevant lyrics. His poetic and bittersweet approach immediately resonated with modern listeners.
zhanulka is a 17-year-old indie-pop artist best known for her track “kiskis”, Which went viral shortly after its release last February. His songs have distinct melodies and a recognizable timbre.
Nikitata is a pop singer best known for the song “ПОЛЮБИ МЕНЯ СИЛЬНЕЙ”(“ Love Me More ”), which first appeared online in January and quickly went viral.
And our newest RADAR Russia artist is Everthe8, a rapper and producer from Buryatia, a republic in eastern Siberia, known for creating verses in English. After the release of his first album in English, Ulan-Ude summer 16, he received recognition from listeners not only in Russia, but also abroad – he recently signed with the American label PayDay.
We spoke with Everthe8 to find out more about his music and his experience in the program.
How would you describe your sound to new listeners? Can you tell us the meaning of your stage name, Everthe8?
I realized that what really makes an artist great is their thirst for new music. Constantly looking for new ways to evolve is essential, which is why I would really like my music to be as diverse as possible. Everthe8 means “always green” (always green, always young). The name refers to code 008000, which is used to denote the color green in the RGB color model.
What are you looking forward to the most as Spotify’s latest RADAR Russia artist?
I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to be discovered, isn’t that the goal of every artist?
You have had exciting collaborations with artists Burak Yeter and Hoarse. Who would you like to work with next?
In terms of collaborations with foreign artists, I would like to work with Flying lotus, Thunder cat, Earl sweatshirt, Kamasi Washington, Vince staples, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye west, FLOHIO, slowthai, Saba, Lance Skiiiwalker, Mick jenkins, and Kota friend. It might sound like a lot to ask, but hey, you should dare to dream big, right?
How has growing up among the “concrete beaches and rusty palm trees” of your hometown, Ulan-Ude, influence your work?
In many ways, an artist’s journey forms the basis of their art and means a lot, especially when it comes to genres like rap. Every old school artist knows that the lyrics are usually deeply rooted in your hometown.
As for the line “concrete beaches and rusty palm trees”, those are unfortunately not my words. They are in fact аски (Hoarse) and will always stay with him. I hope that one day I can find words as powerful as his.
What Spotify tools do you use to connect with fans?
For me, Spotify is a major tool for keeping in touch with my fans. I particularly like the playlist function. I even created a few, including one playlist to fly and one playlist to walk around. Hope you like them!
Before hitting the road (or the tarmac) with Everthe8, we recommend starting with our RUSSIA RADAR playlist to experience new sounds from eight emerging artists and groups.