The positive undercurrent in Russia’s momentous Electronic Dance movement can be closely attributed to a globally renowned outlet of awe inspired Progressive House. Alongside sophisticated hometown peers Swanky tunes and others, Alexander Shapovalov and Denis Chepikov have come to epitomise the globes burly nod to their country’s sterling musical output with back-to-back big room outings for the likes of Axtone and Cr2 Records. Emerging from a once cold and socially sanctioned country where Western music was mythical, this dynamic trio have taught the international scene a thing or two about club worthy Dance anthems.
While their return to Axtone may seem a little brutal for the renowned imprint upon first listen, the development of this hard hitting outing from Hard Rock Sofa reclaims their spot on the European throne of Electronic Dance Music, further extending the labels untouchable scope for essential new blood. Packing a vital punch of rough screaming leads and explosive beats, it is ‘Quasar’s stubborn low-end undertone that drives home this landmark release for the seminal Russian duo and their globally acclaimed knack for ferocious club fuel.
Words by Dan Carter