Dasha Rush is a Russian-born artist who spends her time drifting around the globe while constructing a rather wide assortment of electronic music and art projects. Among releases on labels like Sonic Groove and Raster Noton and collaborations with few others, still, the majority of her work is released on her own imprint Fullpanda records and more experimental sub-label Hunger to Create. The beginnings of her musical activity at a very young age had taken place in her motherland- Russia. It progresses organically while her move to France, developing as an electronic music composer, producer and dj she steps into experimentations with the diverse forms of Arts by creating collaborating with dancers, painters.
Rush sees the genre as a starting place, not a destination. And brings up a mixture of rather rare electronic experimentation’s more akin to the brief movement of underground music the roots of such partially go back to the early 20th century and rise to significant Art Movements to this day. Her last album on Raster-Noton, Sleepstep, could be a metaphor for her musical work: “These 16 pieces are transmissions from that state between sleep and wakefulness,” said Tony Naylor, a reflection of the in- between zones her music often inhabits. Dubby but intense, brutal but tender, foggy yet clear—Sleepstep was a wonderful mass of contradictions. Not being one thing or the other is vitally important to Rush, which goes hand-in-hand with her strong independent streak.
Rush likes to push and expand the boundaries of the contemporary music to the limit, still encourages experimentation with various musical (and non-musical) forms and assembling to a thoughtful composition into multidisciplinary projects. To sum up, Dasha is a Live performer, electronic music composer, sound artist, and Dj, but her work is equally focused away from the dance floor, and sometimes away from the music itself. In her strange and twisted world, the machines are the protagonists of a neo-romanticism, weaved with human dreams.