“The queen of avant-garde pop” - Esquire 

“Stunningly emotive vocals... atmospheric soundscapes” - Rolling Stone India

“The Queen of the Revolution” – Madame Figaro

IOTA PHI is a multifaceted Greek artist, spanning the realms of singing, song writing, record production, and award-winning directing. Her artistic journey began in London, where she honed her craft, and later, she ventured to Los Angeles, further enriching her musical prowess.

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.

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.

Nominated at the prestigious Berlin Music Video Awards alongside esteemed artists like James Blake, Alt-j, and Bjork, she has also earned praise at the LA Cinefest in the United States. Her talent has been celebrated with awards at the Athens Short Film Festival and RODI Festival.

Media outlets, including Spiegel, Musik Express, Spin, Rolling Stone India, XS Noize, Esquire, Vogue, Popjustice, and Earmilk, have embraced IOTA PHI's artistry, while her music has found its way to the revered Radio 1.

The successful release of her debut album "Homo Pauperis," which she co-produced with the talented Mikael Delta of Stereo Nova, has been met with critical acclaim. IOTA PHI presented “Homo Pauperis”at the stage of Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center with her captivating performance taking her to renowned international festivals, including the prestigious SXSW 2023, which showcases the best in music, film, and interactive media.

Following SXSW 2023, the call of TEDxAthens beckoned, and she eagerly took center stage at the illustrious National Greek Opera in May 2023.

IOTA PHI joined forces with the iconic Greek electronic band, Stereo Nova, lending her enchanting vocals to their new song – “Irida”. Their collaboration came to life with a memorable live performance at the esteemed Release Athens festival, where they captivated an audience of 10,000 people.

In January 2024 she showcased her music at the ESNS to then be selected to support Thievery Corporation on their European Tour.

As her musical odyssey continues, Ilia is currently writing the music for a feature film set for release late 2024 and will also be releasing her sophomore album September 2024.


" 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 
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival, Belarus