“The queen of avant-garde pop” - Esquire
“Stunningly emotive vocals... atmospheric soundscapes” - Rolling Stone India
“The Queen of the Revolution” – Madame Figaro
IOTA PHI aka Ilia Darlin is a Greek singer, songwriter, record producer and award-winning director. Born in Athens, she started her career in London and spent many years in Los Angeles.
Classically trained, inspired by ideas of identity, post humanism and Greek mythology, her sound is an amalgam of pop, experimental electronic, R&B, choral and traditional elements.
With "a larger than life stage presence" - (Greek Reporter LA) , she has opened for artists with the likes of Katy B, Florence and the Machine, Orbital, Schiller, Marina and the Diamonds, Muse.
Her first studio work was released by EMI Greece (Universal) and was licensed in 21 countries.
Hailed by the English Press as the "Enfant Terrible" of the Mediterranean Music Scene, she has collaborated with Golden Globe nominee Daniel Heath (Lana Del Rey, Grammy-nominated Billy Mann (Robyn, John Legend, Celine Dion), Chris Bolden (En Vogue) and many more.
IOTA PHI has been nominated at the Berlin Music Video Awards, amongst James Blake, Alt-j, Bjork, at the LA Cinefest of United States and has been awarded at the Athens Short Film Festival and RODI Festival.
Her work has been featured in Spiegel, Musik Express, Spin, Rolling Stone India, XS Noize, Esquire, Vogue, Popjustice, Earmilk and has earned airtime at the legendary Radio 1.
Her debut album “Homo Pauperis”, which has produced entirely herself with the help of Mikael Delta (Stereo Nova), released September 28th of 2022, is rapidly gaining critical acclaim and appearances in a series of International Festivals including a performance at the world's premier events showcasing music, film and interactive media - SXSW 2023.
" Ilia Darlin performs on stage as if the Panda Theater was the Hollywood Bowl. That is how one should do it." Musikexpress - Pop-Kultur Berlin
“Ilia has perfected a performative style like no other in the music industry…she gradually shed her layers as she shuffled into a hypnotic and futuristic goth-pop that took a mystical turn with the use of the traditional organ of santour, creating a perfectly orchestrated musical chaos.”
Maro Angelopoulou - Europavox
Berlin Music Video Awards,
International Film Festival "Cinema and You" Mariupol, Ukraine
LA Cinefest, USA
Athens Short Film Festival, Greece
RODI FESTIVAL, Greece
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival, Belarus