“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 - South by South West Conference and Festivals 2023.




Nominations:

Berlin Music Video Awards,

International Film Festival "Cinema and You" Mariupol, Ukraine

LA Cinefest, USA



Awards:

Athens Short Film Festival, Greece 

RODI FESTIVAL, Greece

Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Festival, Belarus