A new audio mix series where we call upon the most interesting artists/DJs/record labels and ask them to peer into the near future. How they take it from there is entirely open to interpretation. This week we enlist Russian label ГОСТ ЗВУК (Gost Zvuk) to guide us through what's boiling in one of the most healthy electronic scenes in the world.
About this mix
"GOST ZVUK represents local artists which are quite established in Russia, but still might be unfamiliar to the world. We don’t care about the genres, we care about the music, the message, the quality and deepness of our thoughts and actions. In this mix I tried to express the core vision of the label and demonstrate the work of the closest GOST circle of local producers, a mixture of scene’s veterans and young blood. A lot of gems there are going to be released this year.
I’m really glad there’s a lot of fruitful collaborations. The scene is boiling, in a way I’m seeing it as a futurist movement searching for the new ways of expression, kind of modern deep jazz scene, Russian electro bebop. On the other hand, there’s a process of rediscovering self identity going on. We have been left with a huge cultural heritage from USSR which is far beyond the classic soviet stereotypes. We also go deeper into the works and thoughts of the musicians, engineers and thinkers of the early 20th century. Sound is an amazing medium, it reflects the reality and culture in a most delicate manner. I believe these artists are changing the perception of modern Russia.
Today we are also releasing the third GOST vinyl from Oleg Buyanov also known as OL. It’s a significant landmark for the label and myself as we have been working back to back since RAD - our first music community which influenced the whole movement."
Our weekly audio mix series where we call upon the most interesting artists/DJs/record labels and ask them to peer into the near future. How they take it from there is entirely open to interpretation.
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