We haven’t heard from Russian label Wearerussians.com for a little while, but they’ve just released a new single, free as usual, which immediately reminds us of how shockingly good the producers in this collective are. Having previously taken many Nu-Disco and SynthWave producers to school, the label is turning it’s attention to a more House-y vibe with the new release from Saint Petersburg native The Villars. With a packed reMix package that includes work from label staples like Sohight & Cheevy, Serj V and Phalanxes Of Fingers.
The Villars’ original version of Take Control is full on a Chicago House monster. A total warehouse vibe with some pretty nostalgic early 90s style vocals set to some dark, abrasive, but funky, synth work. Sohight & Cheevy keep the retro House vibe going but up the energy levels a bit. The riffs are bigger, the bassline is bigger, the beats are bigger, as Sohight & Cheevy wrap the tune in a euphoric piano hook and punchy bass. Phalanxes Of Fingers’ mix walk the line between Deep House and Bleep House, and may be out favourite of the package. A deep groove rolls along of thick, dark, bass tones while an early Warp Records-style lead draw the listener into the track’s electronic black hole. Definitely one for the strobe lights. Elsewhere Serj V brightens things up with a House track with more than a little air of LA Dreamwave about it. It’s bright synths and playful arpeggios being the happy high-point of the single. These three sit alongside work from Ovrkl The Frost and Johanssen, an amazing reMix package that you can pick up for free here.
♫ The Villars – Take Control (Phalanxes Of fingers reMix)
♫ The Villars – Take Control (Sohight & Cheevy reMix)
♫ The Villars – Take Control (Serj V reMix)
♫ The Villars – Take Control (Original Mix)
The Villars’ Take Control is out now, get it here.
Check out more from The Villars on SoundCloud.