ILYICH is a musician and storyteller reincarnated in Kherson, Ukraine. Augmenting music performances with performance art, ILYICH plays live and pilots the full sound of electronic music through soul and jazz. Embedded into a fusion of six-string bass and DJing with synthesizers, drum machines, string orchestras, and choirs, ILYICH tells stories. The stories, situated in South Ukraine, are inspired by struggle and resolution and shared as past life recollections from various first-person perspectives.

In high resonance with dancers and nerds alike, ILYICH is known for their live music releases with Nervous Records and The Lot Radio in New York; Gilles Peterson and BBC 6 Music Radio Rotation; unearthly performances at the Roskilde and Fusion Festivals; and discursive occurrences at galleries, museums, and cultural spaces, including the Serpentine Galleries in London; Sonic Acts in Amsterdam; SAVVY Contemporary; the Centre for Contemporary Arts; and the House of World Cultures in Berlin, among others. Driven by the vision to construct conditions for a unitive experience, ILYICH develops an entirely different set of cosmological coordinates through music, sound, visual art, and theatre. Interwoven with myth and the act of storytelling, their cosmic landscapes meet the audience halfway and invite them to unlearn predetermined relational models. Homepage: IG: