Error Broadcast teamed up with Siberian weblog Gimme5 to deliver this 17-track compilation Fly Russia that features all the names relevant to the Russian beatscene such as Pixelord, DZA, Lapti, Nocow, 813, Kntxt, Demokracy, OL and many others.
[audio:Moa pillar – water lily.mp3] At all given diversity, common to all tracks on Fly Russia is an in-depth understanding of 30 years of experimental electronic music, the love for a Hip Hop and downbeat tempo plus something people might define as “Slav Soul”.
Beneath several layers of nasty beats and hissing synthesizers, melancholy lurks in nearly every song. The generation of young beatmakers we refer to as Fly Russia does aim for nodding heads and emotional impact all but the same. Artwork by Roma Lubimov. Free 192kbps MP3 Download
Russia is a country and continent far too large to understand without proper competence. Loaded without national clichés both ethnic and political, most Western citizens feel not much more than a vague indifference towards the vast lands spanning from St. Petersburg and Moscow to Novosibirsk to Vladivostok.
Since the Iron Curtain dropped somewhat 20 years ago, Western Pop culture was hungrily embraced by young Russia and Moscow in particular, stomached, and processed to something new yet obscurely familiar. Welcome Fly Russia! Purchase Deluxe Edition with Bonus Tracks by Nocow and Lapti @ Bandcamp