Russia seems to be a fertile breeding ground of excellent music of late, and, thanks to the internet, we've found another gem from these far away lands. Let us introduce Easy M and their 'Sleepless Weekends EP.'
Lead track 'Sleepless Weekends' is story about night-life antics in Moscow. It's an uber-catchy, concise bit of analogue synth pop that captures the icy chill of Russian winters through the fuzz of analogue circuitry. A weird analogy for sure. The vocals form **** have a subdued sensibility to them that cut right through the machine rhythms, lifting it to something more than just nu-disco music.
New to the Nang family and hot off the heels of his debut release for the label, edits-maestro Rayko delivers a cracking rendition of 'Sleepless Weekends'. In his usual style, he takes the track a little deeper with harder, swung beats and a bumping bass line. This is going to work the long nights on dance floors across the land. We can feel it!
Up next we have 'Big Lips', a twisted synth record with all the traits of pop song, wrapped around a pounding disco-house beat and motorik synth lines. The vocals that drive the track hark back to the 80's, but there's a decidedly contemporary air to the arrangements that give it a crisp edge.