We just commented last week about how much good stuff there is coming out of Russia these days, and to prove it website/label/community WeAreRussians have released a free compilation of Russian electronic artists.
The whole eighteen track album is top quality, practically every track is a winner and whilst the collection keeps quite a retro synth feel is spans quite a few styles. Lovinsky, represented here both alone and partnered with Quasars and Sohight are all artists we’ve featured before, highlighting their slick Dreamwave and Nu-Disco sounds and they sit on the album alongside new-to-us acts like Ziroberto and Valotihkuu who bring a more Funky side and some soundtrack atmospheres respectively. From these SynthWave sounds to epic Electro-House and introspective Indie-Electro WeAreRussians volume one just reinforces out opinion that Russia is definitely one of the places to look to for the next big synth acts.
Russian producers Quasars and Lovinsky have teamed up again for another of their smooth retro synth workouts.
Heavy on the movie samples (1984’s Danceploitation flix ‘Heavenly Bodies’ (yes, I did just invent the movie genre Danceploitation)) and shimmering synth sounds this mid-paced burned is full of cinematic emotion played out on lush electronic sounds. These two are really starting to shine a light on the Russian SynthWave scene and make good standard bearers for their contemporaries.
Quasars and Lovinsky, two Russian producers who have teamed up for this retro Italo extravaganza!
From the opening chords and electro toms this track is doing exactly what it says on the tin. Pure ‘80’s Italo goodness, all power FM bassline and lush, if slightly melancholy, chords. But that mixture of melancholy and bouncy dance music actually perfectly invokes the atmosphere of the era. Quasars and Lovinsky are two relatively new names, but if you like your SynthWave Italo flavoured I’d keep an eye on them.