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Kuzma Palkin is a Russian producer who resides under many monikers. Having produced since 1998, but never having much interest in the Russian electronic music scene, he’s now begun to make his mark. Here, he explains his career history and shares with us the tracks that made him change his opinion on Russian electronic music.
“My name is Kuzma Palkin and I was born in December of 1981 in Severodvinsk, Russian Federation (USSR back then). Now I live in Saint-Petersburg. I started to make tunes in 1998 and in 2001 I got an offer to publish some tracks on a local compilation of electronic music, I decided to give them three tracks under different aliases.
“Then came a period of accumulation of music and ideas which lasted for several years. At this time I made tracks with my AudioCAD project, which was published in 2008 by Roman Filippov on his label Between Us. Some tracks during that period also ended up in forthcoming Pupil Dilations EP on Roots United Records under my Kausto alias.
“In 2008, there was an EP on Shanti Records under my Kausto alias and three years later Roman, who ran Shanti Records along with Between Us, asked me to make a remix on Terrence Dixon’s Population One – Return of the Speaker People. I couldn’t refuse it as Terrence Dixon is one of my biggest influences of all time. After that I partially switched to hardware and plunged into music making even more. This gave me plenty of material which you can hear on Audiosapr on GOST Zvuk and forthcoming GOST INSTRUMENT under my real name.
“Until relatively recent times the Russian electronic scene, the deep techno and house scene in particular, always seemed to me to be vulgar, hollow and pretentious. I’d like to present some of the tracks that made me radically reconsider my views.”