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Rain & Dust

Rain & Dust (Single, 2020)

I was experimenting with sounds I can get from my electric violin (and so I still do), so don’t be surprised to hear some new things from me. Also, you might hear some oriental motifs, mixed with artificial electronic stuff – well, ideas kept popping up and I didn’t resist. It can sound somewhat eclectic (very unusual for me, isn’t it?) but that’s how I see it for now.


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February 8, 2023

Rebranding in progress...

A major rebranding is in progress. Major means that I changed my name from ILYA to my actual name, ILLIA. It should be easy, but, in fact, it involves a great deal of work and consideration, as different digital distributors and platforms follow their own practices regarding the same music being resubmitted under different artist names. My music will temporarily disappear from most platforms...

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May 31, 2016

Ukrainian’s jazz band mesmerized Middle Eastern audience

Since olden times, Ukrainians have been known for their musicality – and not just in terms of folk music. Ukrainians don’t sit by and ignore modern music. It isn’t only about winning European contests; our performers are well-known even in the Middle East.

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September 9, 2015

Sur Le Fil

"Sur Le Fil" (OST "Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain" / "Amelie") Composer - Yann Tiersen Arranged and performed by Illia Netkach (Ukraine) on violin, Nadia Lopchynska (Ukraine) on piano and Ryan John (Bahrain) on drums. Performed, recorded, mixed and mastered in Kingdom of Bahrain 7/09-11/09/2015.

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February 3, 2014

"Fête de la Musique - 2012", Kharkiv, Ukraine

The Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on June 21. The concept of an all-day musical celebration on the days of the solstice, was originated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang. The festival later became celebrated in 120 countries around the world.

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"Ilya Netkach stands without any ifs and buts to his instrument and his music. I AM is that what makes him. Either one stands for his music or not. An intermediate it does not allow..."
© Hans-Bernd Hulsmann, "Smooth & Soul"
"Netkach stays frank and spontaneous in the moment while choosing each note with care, and the result is an exotic work that feels over in a blink, but still says a lot in a short time."
© Geno Thackara, "All About Jazz"