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Dolphin, also known as Del'fin or Delphin; is the
superstar of Russian alternative music culture… The sales of his
albums have reached over hundreds of thousands of copies all over the
country… Thousands of people know his lyrics by heart, and for the
most of them his art became the philosophy of their life… Dolphin.
Dolphin's musical career started in 1992 when he joined the infamous Russian
boy's band of the 90's - "Malchyshnik" ("Bachelor Party").
It was at that moment that he realized it was time to stop selling "matreshkas"
and breakdancing at Arbat street and actually try to achieve something
in the music business. Quickly, he became the obvious leader and author
of practically all lyrics.
Dolphin's appearance in "Malchyshnik" immediately changed the
band's image and turned the boy's band creation into a brand new project,
whose main idea was to shock the public. Everything about "Malchyshnik"
- their lyrics, behavior at concerts, the image of the guys - all was
about epatage. The band's biggest hit single was Dolphin's song "Sex
Non Stop" (the very name of the song was absolutely unacceptable
to the post-Soviet pop music of that time).
In 1993, still being in "Malchyshnik", Dolphin started recording
his solo tracks, feeling a need for creating something different. Since
1996, when "Malchyshnik" split up, Dolphin continued to produce
album after album, striking his fans and music critics with shrill and
frank lyrics and powerful sound. During his musical career Dolphin released
Dolphin's incredible live performances earned him the love, respect, and
acknowledgement of tens of thousands of people, which attend his concerts
He became a cult person and an idol of a whole generation, but at the
same time he stands aside from Russia's rock and pop so-called "elite".
He was never estimated as any musical type with the generally used term.
Though, conditionally, he describes his style as: poetry reading, with
an edge - to an electronic/rock beat.
A unique and remarkable poet, Dolphin is respected by professional writers,
and the National Russian Writers' Union acknowledges him as one of the
most outstanding modern poets. The sincerity of his creativity never leaves
anyone indifferent. In the year 2000 Dolphin was awarded one of the most
prestigious Russian awards - "Triumph" - for his contribution
to the national music culture.
In 2002 he signed his contract with Universal Music Russia. His last album
"Zvezda" ("The Star") has been released 21.03.2004.One
of the album's tracks, "Glaza" ("Eyes") was written
and produced by Dolphin together with Stella Katsoudos, a well known after
her collaborations with Peter Gabriel, Trent Reznor, and Ministry.
Launch-Party for the album "Zvezda" - a big concert in the Moscow
Estrada Theater - became a really memorable event of the spring season
The singles from the album, "Vesna" ("Spring") and
"Romans" ("Love song") were at the top of Russian
radio charts for over 20 weeks! They brought Dolphin to a new stage of
popularity and a new wave of recognition throughout the country.
In 2004 Dolphin was nominated for and awarded the highest Russian musical
awards, including; "Best Artist" in the RMA (Russian MTV Awards),
"Best Artist" in the Radio Maximum Awards (Russia's major rock
station), "Man of the Year" in the "Choice of MK"
(MK being the most popular Russia's daily newspaper).
In 2005 Universal Music Russia released the live re-edition of the "Zvezda"
Also in 2005 NFPF (the National Federation of Phonogram Producers) along
with the Russian media agency Intermedia awarded Dolphin with the diploma
"for the contribution to the future" (for always being in the
vanguard of Russia's music).
O n July 2, 2005, he became the headliner of the Moscow part of the global
Live 8 Concert.
Dolphin's new album is planning to be released in the spring of 2006.
This article about Dolphin was provided by Ruslan Volkov.
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