NikitA is a Ukrainian pop duo formed in Ukraine by Yuriy Nikitin.

NIKITA
Ukrainian pop group, NikitA
Ukrainian pop group, NikitA
Background information
OriginUkraine
GenresPop
Dance-pop
Electronic dance music
Years active2008 – 2017
Labelsmamamusic
MembersTBA
Past membersDasha Astafieva (2008-2017)
Yulia Kavtaradze (2008–2011)
Anastasiya Kumeyko (2011–2016)
Yulia Brychkovska (2012–2016)
Antonina Chumak (2016–2017)
Alice Trembitskaya (2016–2017)
Websitehttp://nikita.fm/

NikitA is one of the most controversial bands in the Russian speaking world. They are said to be one of the most unusual Ukrainian music bands, as their specified theme of music is "Sexual Aggression".

OverviewEdit

The band sings in duet. Nikitin's idea to create the band was under development for quite some time. One of the initial versions of the band's name were Sireny and Divas, however when Nikitin found Dasha and Yulia they decided to name it NikitA which was the name the two ladies used to refer to Nikitin. Nikitin selected Dasha at the Russian-based music project Fabrika Zvezd created by Alla Pugacheva.

Yulia was found by Nikitin a little bit later. Kavtaradze prior to NikitA performed for another band "А.R.М.I.A" (as Army). She left that band being pregnant and after giving birth Yulia tried for Nikitin's music project.

The video director of "Mashyna" was Alexander Filatovich. Choreography for the band was composed by Anastasia Snadna who had prior experience in that field in the "А.Р.М.И.Я" (Kavtaradze's former band). The music director of the band is Roman Babenko who writes lyrics and composes music.

In 2011 the band went through some changes in its cast when Yulia Kavtaradze was replaced with her former colleague from A.R.M.I.A., Anastasia Kumeiko. After that, in 2012, the group added another member Yulia Brychkovska. Group renamed for "Dasha Astafieva & NIKITA" in 2016.

The trio appeared on the covers of major international men’s magazines in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Slovenia, South Africa, Poland and other countries.

The group is contracted by the mamamusic music casting company that beside NikitA works with already mentioned "А.Р.М.И.Я" as well as "neAngely" ("НЕАНГЕЛЫ"), Iryna Bilyk, and others.

Other performances of participantsEdit

Dasha is also known for being one of the Playboy's playmates in January 2009 (US version). Dasha is a Central Ukraine native, born in the city of Ordzhonikidze. While pursuing a career as a model, Dasha also studied at Dnipropetrovsk Theatrical College.

Current membersEdit

  • TBA (2017–present) — casting

Former membersEdit

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • 2009 – Mashina (Car)
  • 2014 – Hozyain (Owner/ Master)
2009 — «Машина»
No.TitleLength
1."Солдат" (Soldier)3:38
2."Верёвки" (Ropes)3:32
3."Полёт над землёй" (Flying Over Land)3:14
4."Буря в пустыне" (Storm In The Desert)4:23
5."Машина" (Car)3:34
6."Зайчик" (Bunny)3:20
7."Французский поцелуй" (French Kiss)3:48
8."Королева" (Queen)3:28
9."Ветром" (I'll Become Wind)3:35
10."Это чувство" (This Feeling)3:11
2014 — «Хозяин»
No.TitleLength
1."Хозяин" (Master)3:39
2."Горячий" (Hot)3:20
3."Двигайся" (Move)3:03
4."Делай" (Do)3:03
5."Химия" (Chemistry)4:10
6."Авокадо" (Avocado)3:01
7."Игра" (Game)3:16
8."Гонщик" (Racer)3:27
9."Синее платье" (Blue Dress)3:21
10."Я знаю, это ты" (I Know It's You)3:40
11."Miracle" (feat. Dino & Slick Beats)4:21

SinglesEdit

  1. 2008 - "Mashina" (Car)
  2. 2009 - "Zaychik" (Bunny)
  3. 2009 - "Veryovki" (Ropes)
  4. 2009 - "Soldat" (Soldier)
  5. 2010 - "Koroleva" (Queen)
  6. 2011 - "Iskusayu" / English version "Bite"
  7. 2011 - "20:12" / English version "My Love"
  8. 2012 - "Avocado" / in English version too
  9. 2013 - "Sineye Plat'e" (Blue Dress)
  10. 2013 - "Igra" (Game)
  11. 2013 - "Ya Znayu Eto Ty" (I know it's you)
  12. 2014 - "Himiya" (Chemistry)
  13. 2014 - "Hozyain" (Master)
  14. 2014 - "Gonschik" (Racer)
  15. 2015 - "Vodopadon" (Falls)
  16. 2015 - "Vdykhay" / English version "Breathe in" (2016)
  17. 2016 - "Ropes"
  18. 2017 - "Nesmelaya" (Timid)

VideographyEdit

Year Title Director Artists Album
2008 «Машина» Alexander Alexandrovich Filatovich Dasha Astafieva, Yulia Kavtaradze «Машина»
2008 «Зайчик»
2009 «Солдат» Victor Skuratovskiy
2009 «Верёвки»
2010 «Королева» Sergey Tkachenko
2011 «Искусаю» / «Bite»
2011 «20:12» / «My Love» Dasha Astafieva, Anastasia Kumeyko No album
2012 «Это чувство» Valery Bebko, Oleg Borschevskyy Dasha Astafieva, Yulia Kavtaradze «Машина»
2013 «Авокадо» / «Avocado» Sergey Tkachenko Dasha Astafieva, Anastasia Kumeyko, Yulia Brichkovskaya «Хозяин»
2013 «Синее платье» Alexander Shapiro
2013 «Игра» / «Johnny Go!» Oleg Borschevskyy
2014 «Химия» (Rehearsal video) Taras Vorobets
2014 «Гонщик» (Concert video)
2014 «Хозяин» Sergey Tkachenko
2015 «Водопадом» Taras Vorobets «Водопадом» (Single)
2015 «Делай» (Reality video) «Хозяин»
2015 «Вдыхай» / «Breathe In» Anna Gurban, Taras Vorobets «Вдыхай» / «Breathe In» (single)
2017 «Несмелая» Alan Badoev Dasha Astafieva «Несмелая» (single)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Astafieva's band will have more sex (Photo) ("У групі Астаф'євої буде більше сексу. ФОТО")".
  2. ^ ""NikitA" showed its third naked beauty (""NikitA" показала свою третю оголену красуню")".

External linksEdit