As the biggest country in the world, Russia was bound to house some exceptional forces in Dance music somewhere down the line. Having excelled on the front of dynamic Progressive House for 2011, an early indicator from Mixmash favourites turned global club explorers Swanky Tunes and their well-received familial peers suggest that the New Year ahead will follow suit. Joined by an outfit already endowed with support across the board and signings to Armada music, brotherly duo Matisse and Sadko join the renowned Russian House trio for an energetic outing on Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune imprint. Dealing in pumping Progressive vibes and rising melodic play that provides a persistent big room outing of impressive stamina and wide spread appeal, this second Refune appearance for Swanky Tunes and a debut for their Russian peers marks a positive start to a year of fine European Progressive House and their homeland’s firm grasp on the genre.
The Legend is out now via Refune Records.
Words by Dan Carter