Mustelide is the Minsk-based singer, songwriter and producer Natallia Kunitskaya. She makes intelligent pop and electronic music, using some weird everyday samples, analogue synthesizers and singing in her mother tongue. Her voice is beautifully soft, singing her songs in her mother tongue. It sounds modern, spherical and, in an attractive way, exotic.
Mustelide produces all of her stuff independently at her home studio, where she works her magic, bravely exploring the sound and her own subconscious which often bears pretty idiosyncratic results, e.g. a drum section sampled completely out of recorded cries of owls or flamenco dances.
Mustelide is considered to be the electronic princess of Belarus as she is labeled by the press. She got an award as best solo artist of the country. And in 2014, her debut album was named best indie pop album of the year. The second album ?SPI? (Sun Woofer) was released in April. An album just like a dream installation, recorded and produced singly.
She is also getting recognition in the West, having one of the Top 30 tracks of the San Francisco based SomaFM radio station and getting to the British compilation Touched 3 with the song Spi.
Mustelide played Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Tallinn Music Week, MENT Ljubljana, Music & Media Finland, Vilnius Music Week, Moscow & St. Petersburg Music Week, Jetlag Festival USA, Atlas Weekend, Stereoleto, Wschod Kultury and many other international events and festivals.