premiere: Anton Kubikov – Fireflies

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feeder sound exclusive premiere: Anton Kubikov – Fireflies

Russian DJ and producer Anton Kubikov returns to his independent digital playground on Bandcamp with “Little Prince Riddles EP”, bringing forward four steaming cuts designed with effervescent microhouse, minimal and experimental flavours that bear his fingerprint sound. Just like on previous releases (Medlena Telega, Herbarium IV, Hope & Love, Skysweemmer) expect an organic sound powered by trippy rhythms and textures.

Well-known for his intricate and atmospheric soundscapes that blur the boundaries between ambient, techno and experimental music, Anton Kubikov has slowly established himself as one of the most talented and versatile artists in the electronic music scene. His work alongside Maxim Milutenko as SCSI-9 delivered a string of critically acclaimed albums on labels such as Kompakt, Salo, Force Tracks, Trapez and Traum while he managed Pro–tez, Mayak and Svet record labels, among numerous other personal projects.

The EP opens with “Flash Of The Bells” laying out a warm sound focused on a melancholic melody designed with morphing bells that get smoothly complemented by uplifting drumming patterns and a thundering bassline. Next up, “Follow For The Dream Ship” switches gears for a more abstract sound carefully crafted with hypnotic wobbles and knob twitches that receive a strong acidic feeling while “Friday Nastalgia” drops a chilled stripped-down groove infused with spiralling effects that seem to capture transmissions from outer space into the core of the cut.

Our featured track “Fireflies” closes the release with an immersive yet swinging dub techno rhythm designed with minimalistic arrangements, phasing chords and subtle grainy textures embedded in the percussion and some of the background layers. A highly recommended digital gem right here for collectors and selectors alike!

Grab your copy of Little Prince Riddles EP from Bandcamp.

Anton Kubikov on soundcloud / facebook / instagram
Title/Cat.No.: Fireflies / Little Prince Riddles EP
Release Date/Format: 24.04.2023 / Digital

Words by: AndreiB

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