Apart they are two of Russia’s most exciting House assets to date, but the collaborative efforts of Swanky Tunes and Hard Rock Sofa remain an unstoppable mark among their country’s promising contributions to Electronic Dance music. Boasting both solo and unified offerings for Axtone, Size, Doorn and Spinnin, their consistent output of expertly executed anthems acts as a strong indicator that in the realms of heavy footed Electro House, this overcrowded production outfit can do little wrong.
Showing off their dexterity for the coarser side of the club fuel, their latest collaborative outing sits somewhat reminiscent of a modern take on German Electro legend Roman Flugel’s ‘Geht’s Noch’. Dealing in ferocious leads and leaping from emotively charged melodies to a fatal blast of adrenaline fuelled Electro House, the gritty chugging energy of ‘The Edge’ is as unpretentious of an anthem as any self respecting Electro addict could ask for, marking a sterling extension of this Russian collectives stronghold on European Dance music.
Words by Dan Carter