One of the most important labels of the so-called Indie Dance/Dark Disco scene, Toulouse-based ESTHÉTIQUE, reaches its 28th release. Doing the honours, Russian Chandeliers, a new project formed by Niko Rapsis (Fringe Society, Modern Ruin) and Julian Grefe (Pink Skull, Clean Plate). Originally hailing from Athens and Philadelphia, respectively, the skilled duo met in 2014 in Berlin where they both reside and share a studio space. Their collaborative project, sprung from a mutual love of all things unsavoury and unfun, saw its inaugural release on New York’s SAMO Records. For their follow-up on the French imprint, these two dapper lifers offer up an EP of paranoid, muscular analog grooves fit for filthy basements and dirty dance floors.
Their powerful and vibrant “Silos” EP delivers four stunning originals and four top-notch remixes made with love by Zillas On Acid, Tushen Raï (SXDNS038) & Warum, Steady State, and Celestino (SXDNS009), yours truly.
Premiered here, Zillas On Acid’s interpretation of “A Fine Day For A Drubbing”. Formed by Thomas Roland and James Weissinger, long-time residents at Philadelphia’s never-ending nightlife institution Making Time. Their post-punk and dilettante techno sonority paired perfectly with Russian Chandeliers’ work. The result of the rendezvous delivered one of the most striking pieces of the release with the highlighting going for the groovy percussive layer, the throbbing bassline and, yes, of course, the acid lead. Kudos!
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.