Hailing all the way from Smolensk, Russia, duo Hard Rock Sofa has been around and more. During the last seven years, they have released a total of 30 singles and 80 remixes, all signed to major European and American EDM labels. Their take on house is a unique one, often labelled by fans as ‘Russian House Music’. If you can stomach their style, we can safely say that it will be a good few hours of emotional staccato. Watch the music video of ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’, a collaboration with Swanky Tunes (who also played at Zouk last month), and you’ll know what we mean. After all, more than a million views on YouTube has to mean something.
They’re not without recognition from the big guns either. Their tracks are supported and played by the likes of Tiësto, David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia. Just last year alone, the guys released a number of hard hitting tracks (‘Quasar’, ‘Starlight’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’). Their latest collaboration was working with David Guetta to remix Ludacris and Usher’s hit single ‘Rest of My Life’. If Luda likes it, who are we to say nay? Jay Chooi