These Soviet Films Inspired Contemporary Russian Dance Music

Russian underground producer OL tells us about five obscure, trippy movies from the Soviet era that he's woven into his productions.

I’ve been composing electronic music since I was 20, which was 10 years ago. I started by producing hip-hop, and that’s why sampling has always been very important to my approach to production. I usually sample or “borrow” from music that’s often unreleased and usually made for advertising, documentaries, TV shows or live performances, and digging for sound sources has taught me a lot about Soviet animation and film—not to mention the composers who wrote music for them. And it’s from this body of knowledge that I’ve comprised a guide to some of my favorite Soviet movies.


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