Hot on the heels of Hard Rock Sofa’s earth shaking ‘Quasar’, Axwell and Axtone unleash their not-so-secret weapon ‘Trio’ from another set of Russian starlets; Arty, Matisse & Sadko.
DJ support is always key on a record so when some of the worlds top DJs are playing an unmixed, low fi rip of a track, it’s fair to say it’s got to be something a little bit special.
The last 12 months for Arty have seen him rise to the forefront of the electronic scene, straddling the big room and trance worlds. His singles ‘Around The World’ & ‘Kate’ coupled with ‘Mozart’ and ‘Rebound’ (w/ Mat Zo), released through Anjuna, have all achieved anthem status solidifying his position as the ‘go to’ producer for killer hooks and melodies leading to his remix of Dirty South’s ‘Walking Alone’. Let’s also not ignore him climbing over 50 spots in the DJ Mag Top 100 to reach No.25 in last years poll…
So to Matisse & Sadko, not only are they joined by music but also by blood — they are brothers. They first broke international borders with their SHM inspired ‘Hi Scandinavia’ that was scooped up and served out by Armin’s Armada records, swiftly followed by ‘Svenska’ released though Zouk Recordings.
Their most recent and biggest single to date was ‘The Legend’ with their compatriots Swanky Tunes through Sebastian Ingrosso’s Refune Records. Matisse & Sadko’s DJ sets, including Sadko as an MC and vocalist, have seen the pair regularly perform at Sensation events. They’ve also firmly established themselves in Russia with their radio show on Radio Record with an audience of hundreds of thousands across the country.