Four advanced dancefloor cuts from Moscow’s Alexey Devyanin under his Pixelord moniker. Taking the reins of an exciting new chapter for his country’s club music and leading the way through Russian juke, emotive digitalism and half-stepping bass works, Pixelord is spearheading a burgeoning Russian scene.
❝To be honest, I wasn’t really a fan of Pixelord‘s first works some years ago but since the “Iron And Cream EP” on Leisure System I feel his vibes… His newest piece “Supaplex” will be released on Civil Music and it’s quite hard to continue after the last delicious Om Unit EP! The opener “Been Lookin” is a bit hectic but you can delve fast into its insightful gadgets. I love the balance between the rollin’, strong beats and hardcore breaks. It’s hard but still warming in some way… On the other hand is “Freeze The Star“, too cold and untouchable for my taste. He opens up violently like a hazardous iron device, clawing into the uppermost layer of the acoustic. It’s good for the club and to go crazy but it’s not really the finest hearing experience. “Paperball” is exactly the kind of game I like… The mix between ruff arrangements and warm harmonies… All in all I can see the evolution in his productions, of course, but I miss his soulful side a bit. It would be good to give some people more than just a hangover and the coolest trend…❞
➥ PLAY LOUD AND MOVE YOUR CROWD 6/10 – Gordon