Latest Project from Buzzing Russian Producer.
Russian producer Biicla has picked up a lot of buzz in dance music circles of late, winning over fans with his refreshingly unique production that blends elements of various genres of electronic music. Today, Biicla has dropped his latest project – the Outside EP – a 4-track extended play that draws on influences from house, future bass and hip-hop.
Outside EP is the next chapter of a story he started with his debut project No Place EP in 2019. It’s a story of self-discovery; from unknown in a remote land, to finding his passion for music production, perfecting that craft, thus achieving purpose and ultimately success. It’s a sonic reflection of his own personal journey that he hopes can inspire others.
The EP features Biicla’s vocals for the first time ever, and it’s no small feat for him expressing himself in a language he’s only recently learned.
“In this EP, I use my own signature style, but the special thing about this release is that for the first time I share my thoughts and experiences with you in the text. Do not take liberation as a revelation, in it I am talking about the image of a person in which there is something of me, and there are details that I have invented. This is my next experiment, another adventure, relax, listen and have fun.” – Biicla says of the project.
The EP opens with the introspective musings of This Is All My Own, which builds from gentle guitar strums to full-on synth stabs, fusing indie-rock with future bass. On Outside, the single, Biicla lets his synths convey his emotions, an instrumental track revolving around a distorted vocal that feels both melancholic and triumphant. On Not Enough, he croons about following passions and breaking the monotony of routines, and finally on Getting High he espouses the virtues of remaining positive in the face of adversity, a familiar message for many as we begin to re-engage with the world after a period of social hibernation.
Biicla announced the EP back in May, announcing the project with it’s first single “Getting High”, a moody house-meets-hip-hop track that included a music video shot from Biicla’s home in Northern Russian. In June he dropped the title track – Outside – which set the table for the impending EP.
On the heels of the EP release, Biicla looks forward to making his US debut at HARD Summer in Southern California on August 1st. He’ll also be supporting TOKiMONSTA on a handful of US tour dates in the fall; including stops in Seattle, Washington DC and New York City.
Biicla Tour Dates
Aug 1 – Hard Summer, San Bernardino, CA
Sept 4 – Lost in Dreams, Las Vegas, NV
Sept 10 – The Showbox, Seattle, WA *TOKiMONSTA support
Sept 18 – ILLfest, Austin, TX
Oct 1 – Brooklyn Steel, New York, NY *TOKiMONSTA support
Oct 2 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC *TOKiMONSTA support
Biicla is a Russian multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and producer. He is from an extremely small town in Russia called Labytnangi (born in Dubna), whose population is less than 30,000. He’s had success in Russia and has recently begun to make waves in the US with his unique and irresistibly catchy international brand of future bass mixed with house music influences.
His track “Deeper” arrives following the success of his first three global releases; his debut was “No Place”, a blend of pop-rock, hip-hop and house that immediately received critical praise from industry tastemakers like Billboard
and This Song Is Sick. In October, he released the experimental “Girl” followed by the extremely catchy house single, “Heart & Stay”, which was premiered by Dancing Astronaut.
Following up the singles, Biicla has continued his tirard of infectious tracks with this fresh new offering. Featuring a wealth of inspiration from all over the electronic music spectrum, the rising phenom has seemingly bridged the gap between his inspirations and own unique production prowess on this triumphant debut project. On his first full-length EP “No Place”, Biicla delivers quite the diverse and enigmatic project here, as he delves into tons of different genres while still maintaining a cohesive and captivating sound.