Wednesday, April 8, 2009

TBA (Tusya Beridze)

Electronica - IDM - Experimental

Natalie Beridze aka Tusya - Programing, Vocal, Song Writer

24 year old female music producer from Tbilisi, Georgia also known as a member of Goslab, a Georgian art laboratory, where she contributed with her video works. One of her videos won the second prize in international Short film Festival in Oberhausen/Germany. Not untill two years before she started producing music on her own has she had a straight connection to it, because her academic education in political and media sciences at American Institutes went in radically different direction from art and music. but it constantly appeared to be a strong challenging surrounging around her, starting from her family, ending with friends and people she worked with, such as NikaMachaidze aka Nikakoi [WMF rec.] Erast [Laboratory instinct] and Gogi Dzodzuashvili, who used Tusya`s vocals and lyrics in most of their songs. Tusia grew up within a space, which is something like an erratic mixture of contriversial and at the same time logical record, which is a mixed Georgian, Russian and European production. it initiated in childhood under the tunes of The Smiths, Lou Reed, Weather Report, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins, Bjork, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Ssostakovich, Jeff Mills, Autechre, Kraftwerk, Georgian folk music and much more, which came out transformed from the rough speakers of Soviet production in the tiny studio space of goslab, which appeared to be a shalter and a medium for trunslating brutal external reality into the means to survive within it. this was the soundtrack of the political and social transformations in Georgia. from Georgian monarchs to Russian ones, from the collapse of Soviet colonial blockade to the undermined democracy, independance in poverty and finally to Esatin revolution of the transmitting forcelines. The 21 tracks from the tba album are precise and straight sketches of the background between such differend cultural influences, from the edge, between asia, russia and the so called western world. music from the geographical top [kaukasus] and very end of europe in the south east, where despite the whole external chaos, it rounds up with one clear sentance: Georgia is like a spirituall Tokyo.




  1. I haven't listened to her work, but actually, if she won the first price on Short Film Festival must be she really cares about the artistic view of her sound. I love musicians who also care about their music videos, it shows professionalism at the highest level.

  2. She is fantastic as musci producer. I have seen her job so close and I have to say she is gonna be very famous. she has a great talent.