Last year we premiered Slava’s intern-friendly video, “Werk” here. Now, Slava has shared a new track “Better” from his upcoming release Comma Sutra, out digitally on Software March 25th. You can pre-order the record now on Bandcamp. Check out the tracklisting below as well as the #NotSafeForWerk cover art from #DISown artist, Analisa Teachworth. 1. Position 2. Better 3. Lotus 4. Clique 5. Huge Pipes You can purchase your very own piece of Analisa Teachworth at #DISown, which… [read more »]
This video is an undated remix of Ukranian pop star, Evgenia Vlasova’s aptly-named, “Wind of Hope” track from 2002. A pastiche of the original video and some amazing Windows ’97 kaleidoscopic beach templates (don’t quote me, I’m no screensaver connoisseur), the imagery is meant to elicit the most appropriate kind of “hope” — the default kitsch variety. The unmistakable thread lining a lot of Ukrainian pop music is that many artists are classically trained, which when translated into pop, manifests itself as hilariously un-innovative. This cross-blend of classical education and pop production is quite prominent in China and former Soviet countries. Alas, the results are excessively cheesy in a virtuosic kind of way, Evgenia can clearly hit some really high notes, but who cares? The bizarre chorus even contains a hint of early 90s Deep Forest style vocals (the kind spoken by a small tribe) transmuted into early 2000s scat. Actually, the entire song is early 90s era folk club sounding, especially at the 2:20 mark breakdown. And that fact is the most compelling feature of this song, in addition to Evgenia’s superbly awkward shoulder dance. Nothing like starting the year with a low res beach thumbnail-heavy, former Soviet bloc, post-opera, retro euro club track!