Little Big (band)

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Little Big
Little Big Vidfest.jpg
From left to right: Sergey "Gokk" Makarov, Sophia Tayurskaya, Anton Lissov, Olympia Ivleva, Ilya "Ilich" Prusikin
Background information
Origin St. Petersburg[1], Russia
Genres
Years active 2013 (2013)-present
Labels Makarov Sergey,[7] Little Big Family,[8] Luxury Rec.[9]
Associated acts Jane Air[5][10]
Website LittleBig.band
Members
  • Ilya "Ilich" Prusikin[3]
  • Sergey "Gokk" Makarov[3][11]
  • Sophia Tayurskaya[12]
  • Anton Lissov[13]
Past members
  • Olympia Ivleva[14]
  • Anna Kast

Little Big is a Russian rave band, founded in 2013 in St. Petersburg.[1] The set includes Ilya Ilich Prusikin, Sergey Gokk Makarov, Sophia Tayurskaya, Olympia Ivleva (up to April 2, 2018)[14][15][12][16] and Anton Boo Lissov.[13] The first full-length album, "With Russia From Love" was released on 17 March 2014.[16][17] Throughout its existence the group has released three albums[4][17] and nine singles.

History[edit]

The band made its debut on 1 April 2013, releasing their first video Every Day I'm Drinking.[18] They made their first public appearance on 2 July 2013 at the club A2,[11] opening for Die Antwoord.[3][10][11]

They have toured in Europe and Russia.[2][5][10][19][20][21][22] "This music is really in demand. We have not invested a single penny, just shot video, and became known in Europe", Ilya Prusikin said in an interview with UTV.[23]

On 19 December 2015, the band released their second album "Funeral Rave".[4] It finished 8th in the chart Russian iTunes for the 52nd week of 2015.[24]

On 21 May 2016, videos for the songs Give Me Your Money and Big Dick received a prize at the Berlin Music Video Awards 2016.[5][25][26] Big Dick won first place in the category of Most Trashy,[27][28] and Give Me Your Money won third place in the category Best Performer.[29] Big Dick, with over 41 million views,[30][31] is full of sexual imagery and overtones.[32]

"We just want to show people that they own their lives. Countries and governments are not as important as they think a person can deal with, what he wants", said frontman Ilya Prusikin on the purpose of the band in an interview with Noisey.[33]

The band has its own label "Little Big Family", which includes such artists as: Little Big (2016–present), The Hatters (2016–present), Tatarka (2016–present), Хлеб (2017–present), Lizer (2018–present).

In April 2018 Olympia decided to leave the band.[14]

Little Big achieved viral success upon the release of the video for "Skibidi" on October 5, 2018. The video features a dance that became popular when others tried to imitate it as part of the "Skibidi Challenge".[34]

Musical style[edit]

The team calls itself a satirical art collaboration,[3] which relies on the music, visuals, and on the show.[3] The Little Big beats, mocks in each of its track and clip on various national stereotypes[33] about Russia.[10] All the videos are filmed by co-founder of the band Alina Pasok[3] The band shoots and produces all of their own music videos.[10]

Due to the fact that the first concert took place at the opening act for Die Antwoord, the band was immediately dubbed "The Russian Die Antwoord",[3][33] and is often compared with this band.[35] Vice also called Little Big "a Russian mental patient's answer to Die Antwoord."[22] Other critics point out that while Little Big has an identity of its own, it also exposes the listener to Russian folk songs and Russian culture.[36]

The band states that it was influenced by a variety of musicians, from Cannibal Corpse, NOFX, RHCP, Rammstein, and The Prodigy to Mozart and Vivaldi.[23][37]

Discography[edit]

Albums
  • With Russia From Love (2014)[38]
  • Funeral Rave (2015)[4]
  • Antipositive, Pt. 1 (2018)
  • Antipositive, Pt. 2 (2018)
EPs
Singles
  • Everyday I'm Drinking (2013)[40]
  • We Will Push The Button (2013)
  • Russian Hooligans (2013)
  • Life In Da Trash (2013)
  • With Russia From Love (2014)
  • Dead Unicorn (2014)[41]
  • Kind Inside, Hard Outside (2015)[42]
  • Give Me Your Money (feat. Tommy Cash) (2015)[43]
  • U Can Take (Tatarka feat. Little Big) (2016)[44]
  • Lolly Bomb (2017)[45]
Music videos
  • 2013 — Everyday I’m Drinking[46]
  • 2013 — We Will Push The Button[47]
  • 2013 — Russian Hooligans[48]
  • 2013 — Life In Da Trash[49]
  • 2014 — Public Enemy[50]
  • 2014 — Dead Unicorn[51]
  • 2014 — With Russia From Love[52]
  • 2015 — Kind Inside, Hard Outside[53]
  • 2015 — Give Me Your Money (feat. Tommy Cash)[54]
  • 2016 — Big Dick[55]
  • 2016 — Hateful Love[56]
  • 2016 — Polyushko Polye[57]
  • 2017 — U Can Take (Tatarka feat. Little Big)[44]
  • 2017 — Rave On[39]
  • 2017 — LollyBomb[58]
  • 2018 — Punks Not Dead[59]
  • 2018 — Faradenza[60]
  • 2018 — Ak-47[61]
  • 2018 — Skibidi[62]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Official page of the group Little Big on service SoundCloud «Little Big - Russian rave group, founded in 2013 in St. Petersburg »
  2. ^ a b Little Big Interview in Couvre Feu 2015 - Samedi 22 Août by Radio Fest (a broadcast of Stefline radio).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Die Antwoord vs Little Big Sobaka.ru
  4. ^ a b c d album / funeral-rave / album page FUNERAL RAVE on off. Online Little Big
  5. ^ a b c d Interview | Ilya Prusikin: «Little Big - a musical reflection of society» Rock Cult
  6. ^ the-week-little-big / Little Big | The Weirdest Band in the World
  7. ^ With Russia from Love by Little Big on iTunes Record label: Makarov Sergey
  8. ^ Funeral Rave by Little Big on iTunes Record label: Little Big
  9. ^ Dead Unicorn by Little Big on iTunes Record label: Luxury Rec
  10. ^ a b c d e Ilyich Gocke (LITTLE BIG) - Interview (Tula 31.10.2014)
  11. ^ a b c Little Big:« If you want to change the country, it is necessary to show precisely this " Sobaka.ru
  12. ^ a b Official artist LITTLE BIG «VKontakte»
  13. ^ a b ? watch v = qcRZUZ0yAuU LISSOV VLOG - Backstage LITTLE BIG April 2 STEREO HALL (MSCs) «ANTHONY LISSOV (LISSOFF) Voice of JANE AIR, Clown from LITTLE BIG»
  14. ^ a b c Instagram post by @olympiya_
  15. ^ [1]
  16. ^ a b Little Big put on their happy faces for «Public Enemy»
  17. ^ a b love / Page album WITH RUSSIA FROM lOVE to off. Online Little Big
  18. ^ LITTLE BIG - Everyday I'm drinking first music video and track the band posted on video sharing Youtube April 1, 2013
  19. ^ LITTLE BIG TOUR «14.05.2016 'Yekaterinburg' , RU; 20.05.2016 'Berlin' , DE, The Berlin Music Video Awards; 28.05.2016 'Saint Petersburg' , RU; 03.06.2016 'Havre' , FR, Le Tetris; 04.06.2015 'Brussels' , BEL, Magasin 4; 05.06.2016 'Amsterdam' , NL, Melkweg; 11.06.2016 'Kiev' , UA, Sentrum; 01.07.201 'Saint-Denis-de-Gastines' , FR, Au Foin De La Rue; 02.07.2016 Bobital, FR 'Bobital Festival' ; 29.07.2016 'Tavernes de la Valldigna' , ES, Iboga Festival »
  20. ^ Little Big -« Everyday I 'm drinking »live @ Dour Festival
  21. ^ LITTLE BIG - Live in Moscow 2015 @ Brooklyn Club
  22. ^ a b I Found the Russian Die Antwoord, NHS Bill, 22.12.2015
  23. ^ a b Interview with Little Big This Music on UTV
  24. ^ Song Firs about autism hit the Russian charts iTunes , lenta.ru «The official Russian iTunes charts in 52 th week of 2015: <...> Photos <...> 8. Little Big - Funeral Rave»
  25. ^ Berlin Music Video Awards 2016 - So the 2016 Winners are ...
  26. ^ Berlin Music Video Awards 2016 - Meet the nominees
  27. ^ Berlin Music Video Awards on facebook List of FINALISTS
  28. ^ Berlin Music Video Award on Facebook: LITTLE BIG wins Most trashy
  29. ^ LITTLE BIG official page "in contact" - Clip Little Big - Big Dick took the first place ...
  30. ^ Little Big - Big Dick on Youtube
  31. ^ [https:// vk. com / littlebigband w = wall-55072656_20479 LITTLE BIG -? BIG DICK scored 10,000,000 views on YouTube]
  32. ^ video-of-2016 / «Big Dick» is the song and super NSFW video of 2016 by Jordan Freiman, Death and Taxes Magazine «the video itself is chock full of sexual imagery, although imagery feels like the wrong word because it implies a certain amount of subtext, of which I will again point out, there is none » .
  33. ^ a b c [http: / /noisey.vice.com/en_uk/blog/i-found-the-russian-die-antwoord I FOUND THE RUSSIAN DIE ANTWOORD] By Dan Wilkinson, Noisey
  34. ^ https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/skibidi-challenge/
  35. ^ Little Big from Russia METATRONIKS, Magazine for design and entertainment
  36. ^ Los «Die Antwoord» rusos : Little Big Beat Mash Magazine, May 2, 2016
  37. ^ LITTLE BIG (desde Rusia) en BARCELONA - Rave Funeral POR ROBERTO FIERRO - 9 MARZO, 2016, The concert in concert
  38. ^ With Russia From Love on YouTube
  39. ^ a b Rave On on YouTube
  40. ^ Everyday I'm drinking on YouTube
  41. ^ Dead Unicorn on YouTube
  42. ^ Kind Inside, Hard Outside on YouTube
  43. ^ Give Me Your Money on YouTube
  44. ^ a b U Can Take on YouTube
  45. ^ LollyBomb on YouTube
  46. ^ Everyday I’m drinking on YouTube
  47. ^ We will push the button on YouTube
  48. ^ Russian Hooligans on YouTube
  49. ^ Life in da trash on YouTube
  50. ^ Public Enemy on YouTube
  51. ^ Dead Unicorn on YouTube
  52. ^ With Russia From Love on YouTube
  53. ^ Kind Inside, Hard Outside on YouTube
  54. ^ Give Me Your Money on YouTube
  55. ^ Big Dick on YouTube
  56. ^ Hateful Love on YouTube
  57. ^ Polyushko Polye on YouTube
  58. ^ LollyBomb on YouTube
  59. ^ Punks Not Dead on YouTube
  60. ^ Faradenza on YouTube
  61. ^ Ak-47 on YouTube
  62. ^ Skibidi on YouTube

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