Zeskullz – Life EP [No Tomorrow Recordings]


With releases on Dim Mak, Vicious Bitch, Heavy Artillery, Warner and Armada under their belt, Zeskullz unveil their first release for No Tomorrow Recordings this Autumn.

With previous support from some massive names including Yellow Claw, Steve Aoki, Fedde le Grand, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Joachim Garraud, Laidback Luke, Diplo, Skrillex, Maxim and Bassjackers, this duo have scaled some impressive heights.

Hailing from St Petersburg in Russia, Kosinus and Enei are held in high regard for their decks and effects live shows and a stream of releases that now stretches into double figures.

Both of them have immersed themselves in the world of music, fashion and art in their home country, taking their musical cues from areas as diverse as classical and heavy metal. But it’s really their presence within the club culture of Russia that goes right back to its inception that defines them. They merge classic house and rave influences with modern sounds and techniques into tracks that seem to encapsulate the accelerated nature of the dance scene that only really began around 1996 in Russia.

Becoming a duo in 2009 they worked without an agent, personally flying abroad to hand their demos to artists they admired. Within three years they were on the bill of Global Gathering in their home city and had released their first single. They continue to work as hard as ever, DJing almost every night of the week and working in the studio almost every day. It’s a policy that serves them well as their latest show was in Moscow to a crowd of twenty thousand.

All of which brings us to the ‘Life’ EP. The title track is a perfectly executed piece of anthemic bass house with catchy melodies and a killer vocal courtesy of Demirra.

Next up is breaks and garage-influenced banger ‘CMN’, showing the slightly darker edge to the Zeskullz sound and recalling classics such as Shut Up & Dance’s ‘Mercury Switches’ and early Prodigy.

‘Death On The Disco’ shows just what a depth of understanding the duo have of dance music as they deliver a perfectly coherent four-minute history lesson that takes in old-school, breaks, techno and EDM in the space of one track, somehow managing to make it sound like the most natural thing in the world.

There’s also a dub of the the title track to finish up what constitutes one of the most direct and articulate releases of 2015 thus far.

Listen to Zeskullz – Life EP below.

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