Kedr Livanskiy is Russian for Lebanese Cedar. Moscow’s Kedr Livanskiy was born into a shifting and critical time for Russia. The Soviet Union had exhausted and old values were anathematized because of reconstruction. A sense of displacement drove Kedr to find herself. She joined the directing department of Moscow school of New Cinema where she learned to see the world. At the same time, electronic music fascinated her completely and was the same depth that she was looking for.
Kedr and a small circle of friends formed around a mutual interest in music – Inga Copeland, DJ Spin and DJ Rashad, Legowelt, Death Grips, Florian Kupfer, Dean Blunt and it wasn’t long until they organized their own community and DIY label known as John’s Kingdom.
No one else was doing anything that fit their aesthetic or ideals so they started throwing their own parties which exploded in attendance after only a year. For them it wasn’t just about music; but also a channel for art, videos and lifestyle. The community continues to expand and grow. Today it’s the most alive and honest thing in Moscow.
2MR-011 / 2016
A1 Razrushitelniy Krug
A2 Winds Of May
A4 January Sun
B1 Otvechai Za Slova
B3 Razrushitelniy Krug (Instrumental)
B4 Razrushitelniy Krug (Acapella)
2MR-009 / 2015
A2. Sgoraet (Instr.)
B1. Sgoraet (Acca)
B2. On The Road Again
06.29 Austin, TX – The Parish (w/ Jessy Lanza)
06.30 Dallas, TX – Club Dada (w/ Jessy Lanza)
07.01 New York, NY – Le Bain @ The Standard (w/ Mike Simonetti)
07.02 The Lot Radio @ The Mission (Church edition)
07.07 2MR Party @ Elvis Guesthouse (w/ Earth Boys, Boy Harsher)
07.09 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right (w/ Jessy Lanza)