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.
Wearerussians are bringing us the best of Russian synth and Disco once again with the new EP from Hot Hot Hawk. the track itself, Rise And Down featuring the vocals of Ksenia Popova, has been out a while now. We covered it back in August, but now Wearerussians have dropped a full reMix package, for free no less.
Rise And Down, is a piercing vocal Disco track that nicely merges hot Hot Hawks lush, vintage sound with Ksenia’s accented vocals. Adding a little Tropical vibe to Hot Hot Hawks usual output, Rise And Fall has got more than a couple of summer anthem qualities. Phalanxes Of Fingers beef up the ‘80’s Disco side of Rise And Fall’s equation with big synth stabs and a playful lead line whist ElectroPopper Voyager instil the track with a warehouse vibe and some nice early ‘90’s House tones. Moskva-Kassiopeya deliver a pumping Electro track for their version. Starting off gently, Moskva-Kassiopeya gradually build their reMix into a galactic dancefloor monster. The reMix package also comes with work from electronic producer Acid Harbour, and the whole thing is well worth picking up. Russia shows us how it;s done once again!