Chikiss is a singer, song-writer and musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. From 2015 she is based in Berlin. One of the most productive and versatile artists on nowadays Russian electronic scene, alone and in collaborations, she has recorded an impressive amount of simply amazing music. Being a participant of many third-party and world music projects, she’s also a winner of Artemy Troitsky’s “Steppenwolf” the award in “The Voice” nomination (2012).
She collaborated with a plenty of musicians and artists such as Barbara Morgenstern, Milky Toad, Sun Glitters, Galun, Arsenii Morozov (Sonic Death, Padla Bear Outfit.) and many more, played in a plenty of bands and acted on numerous festivals and in clubs all over the world.
Surviving the various metamorphoses, she’s confidently moving in the vanguard direction of a new Russian electro-indie scene.
Four years have now passed since the publication of her album “Medlenno” (Slowly); the same three years have ushered in significant evolutions in this artist’s life and aesthetic. She has published the “Bez kisloroda” EP (Without Oxygen) and the “Kino” single, two of her noisiest and most psychedelic statements. There has been a joint album with Milky Toad, called “Zimni Son” (Winter Dream). Many domestic recordings should be considered here, plus mixtapes and music for some russian movies. Also she curated russian-ukrainian female electronic compilation “She Knows More Than She Thinks” on the cult Californian label NOT NOT FUN.
In spring 2013 the Moscow magazine Afisha announced Galya’s second LP, the synth-pop “Nichego Ne Boisya” (Don’t Be Afraid) – recorded together with Dmitry Skripin. Since July 2013, Galya has been an official artist of the Fuselab label.
Press about new Chikiss album “Nichego ne boisya” (eng. “Don’t be afraid”)