Real Name:
Nikolos Machaidze
Erast is as an electronic music project of Nika Machaidze, a Georgian musician, producer, composer, and filmmaker. It's named after Erast Fandorin, a main character of a critically acclaimed book series by Boris Akunin.

Machaidze debuted as Erast in 2004, when he released Goodair and Minimissing EPs – second and third releases on a recently established Laboratory Instinct label. A full-length album Cyberpunk followed in 2006. Nika continued his collaboration with Laboratory Instinct label, where in 2009 he released two 2xCD releases under his second artistic name Nikakoi.


Erast - Goodair album art Erast Goodair (MiniAlbum, EP) Laboratory Instinct Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Erast - Cyberpunk album art Erast Cyberpunk Laboratory Instinct Germany 2006 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LI003EP Erast - Minimissing album art Erast Minimissing(12") Laboratory Instinct LI003EP Germany 2004 Sell This Version


Erast - Goodair + Minimissing album art Erast Goodair + Minimissing (Comp) Laboratory Instinct Germany 2004 Sell This Version

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