The Mixtape: immerse yourself in the secret sounds of Saransk with local musician Damba

The Mixtape: immerse yourself in the secret sounds of Saransk with local musician Damba

Saransk native Anton Kudimov, aka Damba, presents an exclusive mix that gets to the heart of the underground music scene in post-industrial Saransk

14 June 2018
If the Republic of Mordovia had its own music label, then this is what its first release would sound like. Don’t be fooled by appearances: Saransk may seem like the small-scale capital of a sleepy province, but scratch the surface and you’ll find a thriving underground music scene, with lo-fi hip-hop beatmakers, various strands of electronica, tripped-out post-rock and punk that cuts through the city’s seemingly docile atmosphere. Many of these artists have performed at Saransk’s Secret Place, a quasi-illicit venue where locals musicians like Anton Kudimov — aka Damba — keep the energy going with gigs and DJ sets. Also featuring Mordovian folk sounds to add local flavour, this is the sound of a true DIY scene in action.




Tracklist:


Verbah — William Blake


13th Door — Wild Wind


Ensslin — Lotus-eater


Verbah — Burning Bright


Pink Honey — Berlin Techno


Damba — Accept the Void


13th Door — Bandit Russia


Gellerio — M13


Gidropony — Discokidz


Losing it — Survive this summer


Torama — Tyushtya


Truckdrivers — Barefoot kid


Mishka Mishka — Kid Fun


Yotov Yus — Flame


Granks — Acid Wings


Microwave Popcorn — Vegan Love


Gellerio — Latest Disco


Pink Honey — Tree Bones


Gidropony — Princess Coca


Mordens — Korilnaya


Damba — Insarllah