Gancher & Ruin bring their signature hard sound to Hoofbeats Music as the first release of 2020 and 20th release overall for the young record label. From the grand palaces of St. Petersburg to the dreamy landscape of Moravia, the single Erase perfectly suits the style the label is recognized for. Albeit a little on the softer side coming from Gancher & Ruin, the russian identical twins who maneuver on the edge of hardcore drum & bass and neurofunk. Erase drops a heavy beat right from a minimal, lightweight intro, ready to surprise the audience with a sonic mayhem they were not ready for. "Destroy the World", a line uttered by an ominous voice right before the breakdown as if to prepare the crowd for the second drop. We have a short moment of rest when the furious beat gets replaced by atmospheric pads and occasional industrial sounds coming from the distance, which fittingly ends with the line "The end of everything". Our minds are erased and with them our memories of moments recent and old, only thing left to do is to build new ones to the sounds of Gancher & Ruin.
Gancher & Ruin consist of two twin brothers Alexey & Dmitry hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia. They have put out four LPs and tens of EPs and singles on labels the likes of PRSPCT Recordings, Eatbrain or Future Sicknes Records. Their unique style combining drum & bass and hardcore has helped to form crossbreed as we know it today. Both their production and dj skills have paved a way to headline all over continental Europe, offering opportunities for all to witness the way the brothers complement each other and perform in unrivaled harmony. To hear Gancher & Ruin live means to gain a massive adrenaline rush and spend it all to dance the night away.