||The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for music. (February 2012)|
Kumeyko (left); Astafieva (center); Brychkovska (right)
Electronic dance music
|Years active||2008 - present|
|Members||Dasha Astafieva (2008)
Anastasiya Kumeyko (2011)
Yulia Brychkovska (2012)
|Past members||Yulia Kavtaradze (2008-2011)|
They are said to be one of the most unusual Ukrainian music bands, as their specified theme of music is "Sexual Aggression". The band released their first single, "Mashyna" (Car), in 2008.
The band sings in duet. Nikitin's idea to create the band was under development for quite some time. One of the initial versions of the band's name were Sireny and Divas, however when Nikitin found Dasha and Yulia they decided to name it NikitA which was the name the two ladies used to refer to Nikitin. Nikitin selected Dasha at the Russian-based music project Fabrika Zvezd created by Alla Pugacheva.
Yulia was found by Nikitin a little bit later. Kavtaradze prior to NikitA performed for another band "А.R.М.I.A" (as Army). She left that band being pregnant and after giving birth Yulia tried for Nikitin's music project.
The video director of "Mashyna" was Alexander Filatovich. Choreography for the band was composed by Anastasia Snadna who had prior experience in that field in the "А.Р.М.И.Я" (Kavtaradze's former band). The music director of the band is Roman Babenko who writes lyrics and composes music.
In 2011 the band went through some changes in its cast when Yulia Kavtaradze was replaced with her former colleague from A.R.M.I.A., Anastasia Kumeiko. After that, in 2012, the group added another member Yulia Brychkovska. Group renamed for "Dasha Astafieva & NIKITA"
The group is contracted by the mamamusic music casting company that beside NikitA works with already mentioned "А.Р.М.И.Я" as well as "neAngely" ("НЕАНГЕЛЫ"), Iryna Bilyk, and others.
Other performances of participants
Dasha is also known for being one of the Playboy's playmates in January 2009 (US version). Dasha is a Central Ukraine native, born in the city of Ordzhonikidze. While pursuing a career as a model, Dasha also studied at Dnipropetrovsk Theatrical College.
- Dasha Astafieva (Dnipropetrovsk Region) — vocal
- Anastasiya Kumeiko — vocal
- Yulia Brychkovska (Zaporizhia Region) - vocal
- 2009 - Mashina (Car)
- 2008 - "Mashyna" (Car)
- 2009 - "Zaichik" (Bunny)
- 2009 - "Verevki" (Ropes)
- 2009 - "Soldat" (Soldier)
- 2010 - "Koroleva" (Queen)
- 2011 - "Iskusayu" / English version "Bite"
- 2011 - "20:12" / English version "My Love"
- 2012 - "Avocado"/ in english version too
- 2013 - "Siniee Plat'e" (Blue Dress)
- 2013 - "Igra"
- ???? - 95 kvartal