With a legion of hit singles and remixes under their belt, the burst and break-through of one of the successful trio’s descending from Russia this year has been inevitable. Having sooped the perpetual attention of Swedish House Mafia amongst many other electronic dance music aristocrats, 2011 has seen Hard Rock Sofa become one of this year’s most essential assets to the progression of the club music scene. Whilst thriving utterly from such trademarks as Phantom, True Emotion, remixes for Don’t Cry and In The Air, the looming signature kickdrum combinations of the three Smolensk-bred Russians come forward yet again. This time, to officially follow up their blinding debut on Axtone Records, Blow Up, with a second tremendous installment on the record label of Axwell.
As premiered by Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Music Festival in Brazil earlier this month, Hard Rock Sofa breathe new air into their continued ascent as the very first sample of another upcoming Axtone record, entitled Quasar, has surfaced. Featuring Denis Chepikov, Alexander Shapovalov and Sergey Zuev’s discerning take on modern-day’s popular, dubstep-influenced electro-house wobbles, growling build-ups and a quite soothing break-down, Quasar is the next throbbing club gem deriving from the hands of Hard Rock Sofa and one certain to break new ground for the three.
RIP from the Swedish House Mafia show at Madison Square Garden (Updated sample)