Hard Rock Sofa is at it again, and this time with other russian duo Dirty Shade. Together the four bring you “Collapsar,” a hard hitting electro track that takes bringing the house down to a whole other level. There’s always a shift in where the music is coming and it seems that Russia is slowly taking over the champions of Sweden. What do you think? Is Russia becoming the new powerhouse of EDM?†Take a listen to the new track, which will be released April 1st off Spinnin’ Records. Cheers!
It’s a big couple weeks for Axtone Records, especially †from the release of “Wakanda,” so why not keep the momentum with another banging track, “Rasuptin?” Russian duet, Hard Rock Sofa, have steered away from anthem house like most do in March, and have brought you a progressive track that will make your feet raw from dancing. Fun fact for you all, Rasputin is a legitimate historical figure in Russia, so thank you Hard Rock for educating and giving us good music. The track will be released March 11th off Beatport, and March 25th off iTunes and all other stores. Stay tuned for this one! Cheers!
Hard Rock Sofa – Rasputin |†Stream Only
The rambunctious Russian trio, Swanky Tunes, have teamed up with the up-and-coming Australian DJ’s and producers, Peking Duk, to bring us a preview of their latest collaboration entitled, “You Are Like Nobody Else.” Another Aussie, James Mcnally, lays down some pretty heavy and heartfelt vocals on the track as we begin to see a deeper side to Swanky Tunes amongst all of the raging madness that typically usurps their productions; such a distinction most likely stems from the addition of Peking Duk whose past productions fit the bill. Beautiful piano chords, deep bass lines, and gentle waves of synths support great voice of James Mcnally as the song takes a rather euphoric upswing with the release of the drop containing a catchy, yet substantial synthesizer melody that is typical of the Swanky Tunes style. ¬†The full release of the track will be February 11 on Swanky Tunes’ label Showland, so be sure to check back with us to hear the final version of the masterpiece, “You Are Like Nobody Else!”
Swanky Tunes & Peking Duk feat. James Mcnally – You Are Like Nobody Else [Preview]¬†|¬†Stream Only
It’s understandable if you’ve never heard of Gold Plate Recordings before now; this underground Russian label has been putting out a solid stream of tracks on the low, representing all kinds of styles from dubstep to trance. The¬†Feel Me EP shows the label doing what it does best – a diverse collection of drum & bass tracks that range from powerful, head-nodding beats to relaxing, chill-out sounds. A personal favorite is Neocube’s “Feel Me” – a fun, energetic track with an absolutely gritty bass that just hits all the right spots. We’ve uploaded the EP tracks below, so give them a listen and show Gold Plate Recordings that their excellent drum & bass is appreciated overseas as well!
Neocube – Feel Me | Beatport
Torn – You Can See My Heart (Feat. Subranger)¬†|¬†Beatport
POLICay & Warious Artist – Space¬†|¬†Beatport
Hard Rock Sofa drops yet another bomb on dance floors around the world with the release of their latest single, “Kaleidoscope,” which has just been released on Afrojack’s label¬†Wall Recordings.¬†Typical of Hard Rock Sofa’s style, “Kaleidoscope” is a big room house banger with an Eastern Asian influenced build up (oh, the rise in Russian House) leading up into a fusion of sixteenth-note partial synth chords and a massive snare & bass beat. This track will be destroying dance floors all over, so make sure to take a listen below and pick up your very own copy on Beatport!
Hard Rock Sofa – Kaleidoscope (Original Mix) | Beatport
Young house prodigy, Archie, has been creating quite the splash on the EDM world with a long series of free downloads found on his Soundcloud page – the latest of these tracks being ‘If You Know’, a progressive banger showing clear signs of euphoric, big room roots. Although Archie has given the track away for free, you must like him on Facebook to snag the .mp3. I’d say that’s a reasonable deal.
Archie – If You Know (Club Mix) |¬†Free Download
Longtime DJ/producer Dmitry Almazov is recognized as one of the best producers to come out of Russia and as a pioneer of Russian electronic dance music. Better known as Bobina, he has held a perennial spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Poll. While releasing 4 artist albums and numerous remixes, Bobina has also played on the biggest stages in the world such as Global Gathering, Trance Energy, WMC and Kazantip. Not only has he been the driving force behind the ascension of Russia dance music, but he has also been influential to the successful careers of artists like¬†Ti√ęsto and Armin van Buuren. The talented Bobina holds a plethora of distinctions and accolades such as being the first Russian DJ to appear on the DJ Mag Top 100 chart reaching as high as #28 and winning awards through the RDMA (Russian Dance Music Awards). As he is quite the superstar in Russia, Bobina has long made his presence felt here in the United States. Just this past Saturday he filled Avalon in Hollywood playing along side Jerome Isma-Ae for his radio show “Russia Goes Clubbing.” Following his show we got a chance to catch up with Bobina. Check the interview after the jump! [Read more...]
Hard Rock Sofa have just dropped their June Podcast and it is off the chain. Featuring some awesome brand new and unreleased tracks as well as some amazing mash ups, this mix is a must hear. Enjoy!
Hard Rock Sofa – June 2012 Podcast |¬†Direct Download
The average Youtube video is something we often save for our Facebook, but this post event movie of Sensation Russia 2012 ‘Innerspace’ deserves the utmost of respect. The production quality of these Sensation events is simply game changing. As most of you all know, Sensation will be touching down soon in New York, but the question remains: will it be as amazing as the events in Europe?
To download all the live sets from Sensation Russia, click HERE.
As partygoers in the United States attended Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this past weekend, Russia seemed to go just as hard at¬†Sensation¬†Innerspace 2012. The venue at these Sensation events is always absolutely surreal and frankly a game changer. The 360 degree stage allows for maximum attention and crowd unity. After searching the depths of the internet, we’ve been able to find live sets from the event from Alexey Romeo, Axwell, Daniel Sanchez & Juan Sanchez, Matisse & Sadko, Mr. White, and Sander Van Doorn. The sets highly very in style and genre, but each of them are equally a great listen and epic illustration of production talent.
Live sets, tracklists, and downloads available after the jump! [Read more...]