In FADER 60 (which is out right now), Mishka co-founder and creative director Mikhail Bortnik dug into his crates to pull out a selection of Russian music and songs inspired by Russia for our Vinyl Archeology section. Since there were so many jams, we asked Bortnik to put together a mix of his favorites as well as some that didn't make it into our pages. Luckily for the music nerd in all of us, he came back with a solid hour of music we were either somewhat familiar with or had no idea how to pronounce. While we learn Russian, download the mix below, check out Bortnik's story in F60, and if you're curious about what you're hearing there's a full tracklist after the jump.
Download: Mikhail Bortnik's Mother Russia Vinyl Archeology Mix
Kraftwerk, "The Robots"
Boney M, "Rasputin"
???? - ?????? ?????/Keenoh (Cinema), "Groupah Krovyeh (Blood Type)"
Moskow, "Man from U.N.C.L.E"
The Sisters of Mercy, "Dominion/Mother Russia"
The Crisis, "Back In the U.S.S.R."
Kosmonautentraum, "Stolze Menschen"
??? ???? - ??????????/Behd Boyz (Bad Boys), "Kreematoria (Crematorium)"
Telex, "Moskow Diskow" (Maxi Version)
Moskwa TV, "Tekno Talk"
Into a Circle, "Beneath Mikhail"
Konstruktivits, "How You Say"