Kristian Talev (Bulgarian: Кристиан Талев, born 11 May 1988) better known by his stage name Krisko (Bulgarian: Криско), is a Bulgarian recording artist, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur. He is signed to the Bulgarian record label Facing The Sun Records and is also co-owner of the label Adamand Records.

Krisko
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Background information
Birth nameKristian Talev
Also known asKrisko Beats
Born (1988-05-11) May 11, 1988 (age 31)
Gabrovo, Bulgaria
OriginGabrovo, Bulgaria
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instrumentsvocals
Years active2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitekrisko.bg

Early lifeEdit

Kristian Talev was born on 11 May 1988 in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Having spent most of his childhood in Gabrovo, his interest in music stems from his family and relatives, who inspired him to pursue a serious involvement in music. His career started from an early age by participating in notable Bulgarian children TV shows such as Bon-Bon and Koi e po po nai. In the follow-up years, he adopted the stage name Krisko and began writing his own songs.[1]

CareerEdit

2005–2011: Early careerEdit

Krisko started to write his own songs in 2005, being part of a neighborhood group. Later he started studying sound engineering and in 2008 he worked as a sound engineer in Radio 1 Bulgaria. From 2009 to 2010 he was briefly signed to Bulgarian rapper Spens's CCCP (Sam Sam Si Records) label as a producer and performer. Together they recorded the song Neka Sam Sam and in 2010 he made his breakthrough with the single Ludo Noshti featuring Bulgarian Eurovision performer Elitsa Todorova.

2011–2016: Breakthrough of Krisko BeatsEdit

Following a dispute with Spens in 2011, Krisko left his label and adopted the production tag "Krisko Beats". Subsequently, he was one of the first artists signed to the newly founded Bulgarian record label Facing The Sun both as a performer and a producer.

Kriskо's projects Slagam Krai with Nevena and Miro, Koi Den Stanahme with Angel & Moisei, Ministara na Veselieto featuring Bobo and Lora Karadzhova, Vidimo Dovolni with Maria Ilieva, Zlatnite Momcheta featuring Dim4ou and a feature in Gery-Nikol's debut single Ela i si Vzemi all gained exceptional positions in the Bulgarian Music Charts. Moreover, the Council for Electronic Media of Bulgaria considered the song Vidimo Dovolni after a lot of signals about the censorship of the song.[2]

In 2015, Krisko became part of the 4th season of X Factor Bulgaria, where he mentored the female singers.[3] Darina Yotova from his team made it through the finals. Under Krisko's mentorship she started performing under the stage name Dara and was later signed to Virginia Records.[4]

2016–present: New projects and Adamand RecordsEdit

On 20 April 2016 Krisko announced the single Dali Tova Lyubov e citing it as "a bit different project from his other songs with a love theme". The video was recorded in Bali, Indonesia featuring a local Indonesian model as his love interest.[5] In September 2016, Krisko premiered the song #OET, known as Oshte Edin Tants, which was also highlighted with a romantic thematic. The video of the song was filmed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates together with his girlfriend Tsvetelina Todorova.[6]

On 8 September 2016 Krisko announced the establishment of his own record label under the name of Adamand Records in a joint effort with Bulgarian film producer Kiril Kirov.[7]

On 6 October 2016, Krisko was featured on Bulgarian singer Tita's debut single "Voodoo Kukla". She also became the first performer to be signed to Krisko's label Adamand Records.[8]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BUL
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BUL
[10]


2010 Neka sam sam
(feat. Spens)
40 Non-album single
2011 Ludi Noshti
(feat. Elitsa Todorova)
31
Slagam Krai
(feat. Nevena and Miro)
1
2012 Nalej, Nalej
(feat. Nevena and Miro)
11
Pochivni Dni 8 Krisko Beats
Koi Den Stanahme
(feat. Angel & Moisei)
1 Non-album single
2013 Ne Dalzha Nishto 12
Drop Sme 15
Nikoi Drug
(feat. Deep Zone)
4
Ministara na Veselieto
(feat. Bobo and Lora)
1
Znaesh li Koi Vidyah
(feat. Angel & Moisei)
13
Nyama Kvo da Stane 13
Ideal Petroff 9
2014 Horata Govoryat 5
Vidimo Dovolni
(feat.Maria Ilieva)
1
Bilo Kvot Bilo 9
2015 Zlatnite Momcheta
(feat. Dim4ou)
1
Ne mi Ubivai Kefa
(feat. Santra)
6
Shapka ti Svalyam
(feat. Nencho Balabanov)
17 3
Ela i si Vzemi
(feat. Gery-Nikol)
1 1
Nashiyat Zhivot
(feat. Bon-Bon)
18 1
2016 Nazdrave 21 2
Dali Tova Lyubov E 4 1
#OET 1
2017 Losh ili Dobar 1 1
Bazooka 1 1

AlbumsEdit

  • Krisko Beats (2012)

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2013 Music Academy Bulgaria Himself TV Show
2015–present X Factor Bulgaria Himself – Judge Season 4
2016 Peesh ili luzhesh Himself, guest artist Season 1

ReferencesEdit