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LISTEN: Vladimir Dubyshkin On трип
Christian Eede , December 6th, 2018 14:15

Russian producer Vladimir Dubyshkin makes his full debut on Nina Kraviz' трип with a five-track 12"

Keeping ever-busy, Nina Kraviz' трип label still has two more releases yet to come this year. The first of those marks the full debut on the imprint from Russian producer Vladimir Dubyshkin, and premiering above is a track from that record titled 'Belissimo'.

A typically high-energy piece of hypnotic techno from Dubyshkin, the track centres around unrelenting kicks, squelchy modular synths and a looped vocal sample from which it takes its title.

'Belissimo' is one of five tracks to feature on Cheerful Pessimist, which is Dubyshkin's first EP on трип following on from a number of appearances in recent years on compilations from the label.

Another track from him will feature on трип's final release of the year: a concept album titled Happy New Year! We Wish You Happiness!. That's out on December 28 while Cheerful Pessimist is out on December 17. Keep reading below for a quick catch-up with Dubyshkin.

Are there any particular producers that you would say have influenced the kind of high-energy techno you make?

Vladimir Dubyshkin: Nobody comes in my head answering on your question. But all my childhood and even today I listen to The Prodigy's music. Old stuff by them. So, I think it had a huge impact on my music. I love the track 'Jericho', especially how they sampled Jungle Brothers' words "keep on dancing". Easy and simple but it always inspires me, makes me fresh to make new music.

You've contributed to one or two compilations on трип before this solo release. How did your connection with Nina Kraviz first come about?

VD: As far as I know Nikita Zabelin sent her a pack of my tracks and then she wrote me. That's how we began to communicate. Then I took part in two compilations with others producers and musicians.

Do you think the techno scene in Russia right now is in a healthy place? Is there a strong community around the music you and any peers are producing or is that just limited to the biggest cities?

VD: Can't say anything because I don't follow the Russian techno scene. In my opinion, if we speak in global terms, it's a common thing that in Russia people live by trends. Maybe this is one of the reasons why there aren't any "communities" in small towns and techno scene in big cities have become a little bit smaller? Maybe I'm wrong, who knows...