De La Soul once suggested that three was the magic number. In an age and genre foreign to the well-rooted history of Hip Hop, a sensational collaboration between Russia’s finest Progressive House players is set to extend this infinite wisdom with a well-fitting track titled ‘Trio’. Where young Electronic sensation Arty has championed the likes of Anjunabeats and attained himself a top-30 spot in the DJ Mag Top 100 poll, brotherly duo Matisse & Sadko have taken the positive vibes of the Russian underground to Armada Music and such larger than life events as Sensation three times.
For their debut outing for Axtone though, there was no room for half-measures. Building an array of resonating leads, this Russian collective waste no time in launching a deadly blow of finely tuned Progressive House spectacle, intricately fusing Arty’s euphoric background with the brother’s fierce appetite for big room vibes. With solid leads driving a steady canvas of solid beats and escalating melodics, the trio deliver a piece of Dance music that not only peaks in all the right places, but proves that the genre is still rife with diverse energy and unsuspected avenues of anthemic club offerings. They may have been born yesterday by comparison to some of their elder European peers, but judging by the standard of this promising collaboration from the Eastern ensemble, they stayed up all night to fill in the gaps.
Words by Dan Carter