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 is out now, get it here.
Check out more from The Villars on SoundCloud.