Part of the 160bpm-loving ‘Russian Ghetto Community’ that is Beryoza, Andrey ‘Famitsu‘ Ivanovsky is a producer from Saint Petersburg whose limitless sound is as refreshing as tiny raindrops on a stiflingly hot summer day. His debut EP Playing For Time was deemed one of the best releases of 2016 by Jamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1Xtra / Future Bounce), and now his new Virile EP is set to turn even more taste-makers onto his music.
Virile is Famitsu’s first release for Hyperboloid Records, a label with a knack for finding fresh, genre-hopping sounds, and it strafes the electronic music landscape with deadly accuracy. Rave synths, trancey pulses, flickering 2-step, woozy ambience, tripped out future beats and even the occasional hard-hitting thumper; when it comes to potent, far-ranging production then Virile more than lives up to its name.
To celebrate its release on June 16th, MusicMap has an exclusive taster in the form of ‘You Get No Love’ (above), one of several stand-outs on the record. A track that manages to both melt and chill your mind at the same time, its perfectly balanced combination of dreamy synth sweeps, heart-murmuring bass and uplifting vocal pearls mean that ‘You Get No Love’ will get plenty of love from those who appreciate a deep listen.
Pick up the full EP from Hyperboloid’s Bandcamp next Monday.