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Alexander Shapovalov and Denis Chepikov, together known as the Russian house duo, Hard Rock Sofa, have made quite the name for themselves for only being in the music industry since 2005. Their tracks have been endorsed, played, and remixed by some of the biggest of names in the EDM world such as David Guetta, Swedish House Mafia, Above & Beyond, Tiesto, Sander Van Doorn, Armin Van Buuren, Avicii, Markus Schulz, Afrojack, and many, many more. Their recent release, ‘Here We Go’, with Swanky Tunes has become one of the biggest festival bangers this summer, and we have included the audio player below. Please continue reading for more high energy house music and our interview with the friendly duo themselves.

Here We Go (Original Mix) Hard Rock Sofa – Here We Go (Original Mix)

First of all, thank you very much for taking time out of your schedule to speak with us here at Techibeats.com; we know you’re both very busy. How are you guys doing today?

Hi guys nice talking to you! We are doing great, hope you doing great too.

So, how did you guys come up with the name Hard Rock Sofa?

At the time when we were thinking of the name of our project, we thought that Hard Rock Sofa sounded original and interesting.

Have you known each other for a long time?

Yes we’ve known each other for almost 10 years.
Just Can’t Stay Away (Original Mix) Hard Rock Sofa – Just Can’t Stay Away (Original Mix)

So, how have you seen Russian house progress in the past ten years?

Russian House Music is developing the same way as in any other country. We don’t see any differences. We’d like to quote Axwell who at one of his shows in Russia said that the Russian House Music was amazing and that Russia was the new Sweeden.

Which of your tracks have been your favorite to play at both festivals and clubs?

As of right now our favorite tracks that we play a lot at festivals and clubs are ‘Here We Go’ and ‘Quasar’. We think that they are our best achievements this year.

What do you think makes your sound unique from other electro producers?

In our music we try to combine different styles of modern House Music (Electro, Progressive, Tech House etc) and our listeners are the only ones who can say what is unique about our music.
Quasar (Original Mix) Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar (Original Mix)

Do you ever feel underrated even though your tracks are constantly played by some of the most popular DJs in the world?

We never feel ourselves underrated, we appreciate that our music is liked and played by famous and well-known artists and we think that our biggest success is still to come.

Who have you worked with or played alongside that has impressed you the most?

We were excited being in the same line-up with Thomas Gold, Sander Van Doorn, Nicky Romero, Hardwell and of course we enjoy playing with our big friends Swanky Tunes.

You guys have worked with Swanky Tunes on multiple occasions. What is the background behind your guys’ relationship?

As we’ve mentioned before we are old friends and we are from the same town, besides that Alex is the cousin of Vadim from Swanky Tunes.
The Edge (Original Mix) Hard Rock Sofa – The Edge (Original Mix)

I first heard ‘Here We Go’ when the Swedish House Mafia played it at Coachella 2012. Were you aware they were so into your track before they played it?

Yes, we were aware of that because it was going to be released on Axwell’s Axtone Records and we were getting positive feedbacks from Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello.

Well thank you once again for your time. We’re really looking forward to your successes in the near future!

You’re welcome guys! It was a pleasure talking to you.

Be sure to like Hard Rock Sofa on their Facebook page, and follow them on Twitter for all their daily updates!

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