MalLabel Music is on fire, this time celebrating the EP release of the
Russian duo, Self Fish. Producer Nikolay Denisov and vocalist Daria
Mutovkina come together to form Self Fish, and their new EP, 9th Floor,
features three tracks that fuse trip-hop, downtempo and experimental into
melodic masterpieces to which you can groove. Each track is gritty and
raw, with a hauntingly beautiful ethereal quality that’s clearly sensual.
The languid but building bass, combined with hypnotizing vocals are what
make the title track, '9 Floor'. 'Exceptionality' is a lighthearted tune
that suits its’ name. This slower, psychedelic track embodies trip hop,
downtempo attitude with hip hop flavors. While the third and final
track, 'Your World', feels melancholy, with a drum crescendo rising and
falling creating an atmosphere of heavyheartedness.
Self Fish showcases their range and ability to keep their music on the
lighter side. The mesmerizing sirens lure you in with their luscious
voices, adding a softer quality to the otherwise hard beats and bass.
They’ve learned the perfect combination between dark and light, the hard
and the soft, making tracks that are heavy in bass but sweet in nature.