Simon the Russian is an alias of Simon Gordeev, a Berlin-based songwriter, producer and sound engineer.
Gordeev grew up in Ukraine, and moved to Germany in the early 1990ies. Simon The Russian is the artist name he uses to release songs in his native language - Russian. His style is a mix of dark, dreamy trip-hop with the melancholy of russian songwriting. In 2011 he has been featured by the German singer-songwriter talk-show TV Noir, appearing on the compilation TV Noir Zwei. Upcoming releases by Simon The Russian will also feature songs in Ukrainian and German languages.