• YURIY GURZHY

    Musician. Songwriter. DJ. Storyteller.

     

    Introduction
     

    Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine and living in Berlin, Yuriy Gurzhy is the founder of the Russendisko, Shtetl Superstars, RotFront and The Disorientalists.

     

    Yuriy released ten compilations for different european record labels, including the bestselling "Russendisko Hits" (2003) and "Shtetl Superstars - Funky jewish sounds from around the world" (2006), recorded three albums and toured extensively with RotFront. His latest production is "Who Was Essad Bey?" recorded with The Disorientalists and released in the early 2017.

     

  • Projects

    RotFront

    For Europe, which lately seems to tolerate dictators and annexations
    and becomes a home for xenophobia and new conservatism, the eight
    members of RotFront are the Avengers. This Berlin-based band of
    emigrants from Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria and Austria throws at you a
    musical analogue of a Molotov cocktail, mixed from garage rock,
    reggae, ska, hiphop and eastern european folk music. Guaranteed to
    keep not only your legs, but also your brain busy!

     

    The Disorientalists

    The Disorientalists are Yuriy Gurzhy (RotFront), Daniel Kahn (Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird) and Marina Frenk (Marina & Kapelsky). The three berliners-by-choice joined forces to write and perform a musical based on the life of Essad Bey a.k.a. Kurban Said a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum. "Who Was Essad Bey?" is a work in progress, performed regularly in the Studio Я of Gorki Theatre Berlin. The album with the same title is released by a Berlin-based record label Oriente

    Born in UA

    A DJ- and research project on the past, present and future of the ukrainian music. A compilation "Borsh Division - Future Sound of Ukraine" was released by Trikont Records in April 2016.

     

    You can check out some of my Born in UA mixes on my Soundcloud:

    https://soundcloud.com/yuriy-gurzhy/sets/born-in-ua

     

    YUROSALON

    The stories behind music are sometimes as fascinating as the music itself…
     

    The guests of YuroSalon, the following bi’bakaudio artist talks, are DJs, musicians, producers and music critics who share their own stories and focus on the metamorphosis of traditional music genres, the challenges that musicians with a migrant background face in their adopted lands as well as the emergence of the new hybrid styles, developed in the diaspora.

     

  • Compilations

     

    Borsh Division - Future Sound of Ukraine

    Selection & liner notes by Gurzhy & Kaminer.

    Trikont. 2016

    Die Lieblingslieder der deutschen Taxifahrer

    The favourite songs of the german taxi drivers.

    Selected by Kaminer & Gurzhy.

    GMO The Records. 2013

    Eastern Bloc Funk Experience

    Selection & liner notes by Meadley & Gurzhy.

    Nascente. 2012

    Revolution Disco

    The anthems of the new revolutionaries.

    Selection & liner notes by Gurzhy & Kaminer.

    Trikont. 2010

    Russendisko presents: Ukraine Do Amerika

    By Kaminer & Gurzhy.

    Russendisko Records. 2009 

    Radio Russendisko

    50% audio book

    By Kaminer & Gurzhy.

    Russendisko Records. 2006

    Shtetl Superstars - funky jewish sounds from around the world

    Selection & liner notes by Gurzhy & Lovas.

    Trikont. 2005

    RussenDisko Hits 2

    Selection & liner notes by Kaminer & Gurzhy

    Russendisko Records. 2004

     

    Russensoul

    Soulful Grooves from Russendisko Berlin.

    Selection & liner notes by Kaminer & Gurzhy

    Trikont. 2004

    Russendisko Hits

    The first Russendisko compilation.

    Selection & liner notes by Kaminer & Gurzhy

    Trikont. 2003

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