Allj Essentials

Russian Hip-Hop

Allj Essentials

As Allj, rapper Alexei Uzenyuk is behind some of Russia's most well-known club hits of the 2010s. It's no surprise that his songs are so popular—his hip-hop beats break through the chilly climate with the summery, laid-back feel of an island vacation. This signature style is shown off in his Sayonara Boy albums, which pack in bouncing, bright synthesiser tones and four-on-the-floor house beats alongside his deadpan vocals. Allj's 2017 collaboration with Feduk, "Pink Wine", keeps up that pace with a blend of room-shaking bass, smooth vocal flows and powerful beat drops.