PPK (group)

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PPK
Origin Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Genres Trance
Years active 1999–2003, 2010–2011
Members Sergei Pimenov
Alexander Polyakov
Past members Roman Korzhov

PPK (Russian: ППК) is a notable Russian trance duo that was based primarily in Rostov-on-Don. The group consisted of Sergei Pimenov and Alexander Polyakov.[1] PPK name is the acronym of founding members' initials, K was for short-time member DJ Kordj (Roman Korzhov).

PPK became popular abroad due to their single "ResuRection", which was available to download for free on mp3.com for about a year. A few million people downloaded it and a such wave of popularity brought to signing a contract with Paul Oakenfold's Perfecto label and was used to celebrate the New Year 2003 in Warsaw, Poland (seen on Sky News Active, 31 December 2002). This song was the first track or song from Russia or USSR entered into UK Official Singles Chart ever.[citation needed] By taking highest position as No3 in UK singles chart as Sergei Pimenov, Alexander Polyakov and band's manager Yury Marychev were awarded with Silver Disc award certificated by British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and indicated sales over 200 000 copies in UK only.

"ResuRection" was based on the original melody written by Eduard Artemyev from the 1979 Russian (Soviet) movie Siberiade and contained, in some remix versions, vocal samples of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. The Artemyev melody was later played in the opening ceremony for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, with a small girl holding a red balloon.

"Reload" was based on the melody "Zodiak" from an album "Disco Alliance" by Latvian electronic rock band Zodiaks. In early 2004 the duo released a remix of Minimalistix's 2003 hit Magic Fly.

The group finally broke up in 2011 after rejoining for the small concert tour in Russia in 2010.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2000 "I Have a Dream"
  • 2001 "Hey DJ!"
  • 2001 "ResuRection" - UK #3[1]
  • 2002 "Reload" - UK #39[1]
  • 2002 "Reload" / "Russian Trance"

Albums[edit]

  • 2002 Reload
  • 2002 Russian Trance: Formation (Russian version of Reload)
Track listing:
  1. "Russian Trance" (6:18)
  2. "Hey DJ" (Original Mix) (5:40)
  3. "21 Century" (5:54)
  4. "I Have a Dream" (8:56)
  5. "InsuRection" (9:27)
  6. "I Need a Rhythm 2001" (5:26)
  7. "Love Unlimited" (10:21)
  8. "Hey DJ" (Trance Mix) (5:13)
  9. "ResuRection" (8:01)
  10. "Russian Trance" (Radio Edit) (3:28)
  11. "Love Unlimited" (Radio Edit) (4:05)
  12. "ResuRection" (Radio Edit) (3:27)
  13. "Robots Outro" (1:41)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 414. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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