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Label: Manual Music

Catalog No: MANCD016 // Release date: March 15th 2018 // Formats: digital, CD

Manual Music is an independent Dutch record company started by Paul Hazendonk in 2005. The company is home to various sub-labels gracing a wide spectrum of electronic music artists, among whom Eelke Kleijn, Max Cooper, Gabriel Ananda, Fairmont, Hernan Cattaneo, John Tejada, Tigerskin and Umek .

The next artist to release on the label is Russian DJ, producer and vocalist Xenia Beliayeva , whose career was kickstarted when Kraftwerk asked her to frame their performance at the inauguration of the Centre For Art and Media Technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe alongside Laurent Garnier .

With 12” releases under her belt on imprints like Datapunk, Different, Systematic Recordings as well as a full-length album debut Ever Since on Shitkatapult, she travelled through Europe and faraway countries like Ukraine, Australia, Russia or Brazil where she won a Factoid Award for the Best Live Performance twice in a row. During her live concerts, she fronts the stage with a unique, multilingual vocalist style and pure presence, exploring various electronic territories but also feeling at home in the darker, kind of Goth-flavored as well as synth and non-mainstream pop areas.

Xenia ’s new album is an electronic journey called Riss , a German word for crack or fracture. The relevance of its name takes on its full meaning from the ingenious merge of contrasting musical influences prevalent throughout the album, disrupting genre codes to create a unique, unconventionally fiery vibe.



Catalog No: MAN240

Release date: May 28th 2018

What if I control your pain with a razor in my hand? What if you would understand that I'll never be your friend?

Razor' is the brand new single from Xenia Beliayeva's well received 'Riss' album which saw the light of day two months ago and gathered raving critics all across both the electronic music- as well as the indie / alternative media spectrum. Being amongst the most popular- and trademark songs of the album, it now gets the remix treatment by one of Germany's hottest producers; Marc DePulse, who is pushing 'Razor' into techno clubs and festivals with his mighty fine interpretation.



Catalog No: MAN233

Release fate: February 16th 2018

You’ve heard the first single 'High Expectations', and now here’s the second single from Xenia Beliayeva’s upcoming album 'Riss', the intense and dark 'Because'.

I build a fire

A fire for you

I’ll take care of Care of of you Because I am

I am made for you



Catalog No: MAN230

Release fate: January 18th 2018

'High Expectations' is the first single from Xenia Beliayeva’s forthcoming artist album ‚Riss‘, which will see the light of day in March 2018. Keep an eye out- and an ear open for it! The long awaited- and highly anticipated follow up to her 2010 debut LP 'Ever Since' which appeared on T. Raumschmiere's Shitkatapult label.