We are glad to present you our fresh LTD series and a brand new EP by Moscow-based techno-house comrade Korablove aka Roman Smirnov (Pro-Tez, Apparel, 2600).
Roman Korablove made his debut performance in 1996 in St-Petersburg. It has been well accepted by the local community and soon he became a resident DJ of Par.SPB, Red Club and Decadance and also performed at other clubs of Russia’s northern capital. During this time Roman participated Stereoleto, East Blow, Nu Jazz, Plug'n'Play festivals. The first issue of Korablove's "The Secret of the Third Planet" album (2007) has been released on Russia's Plug&Play Records. At the same time Korablove started to collaborate with Anton Kubikov (SCSI-9). Later, in January 2008 Kubikov's Pro-Tez Records has presented Korablove's first EP "You Made Me Feel". Roman has also contributed to the musical catalogs of Night Drive Music, 3rd Wave Music, 2600 Records, KGBeats, Plexi Records, Algorithmik and Apparel Music.
Korablove is the co-author of two side projects: "Rybalove" - collaboration with Katya Ryba and "Dubolom" with Egor KhZ. Nowadays Roman lives in Moscow and is busy with his solo career and Barrytone project, experimenting with a mixture of house-music and jazz.
Korablove is the resident of RTS.FM Internet radio-station, plays at Paparazzi, Shanti, Soljanka, 6/2, Arma17 and other clubs of Moscow. He regularly travels across Russia and Europe: in 2010 he visited Arena and Golden Gate in Berlin, Studio 672 in Cologne among others with live performances.
This pack might seem a bit weird for Korablove's fans but here's how wide is the Roman's musical horizon. IDM-ish broken beats, ambient as well as finest deep techno grooves - all in this one lush emotional 3-tracker. Meet!
supported by 4 fans who also own “One Day Without You EP”
Reminded me a lot of Oddisee's "Traveling Man" LP resembling s a coming of age album where the focus is truly on tasteful production that is very approachable but whose essence lye in specific/technical sub genres ie 2-Step/Garage or Juke). Pixelord really showed the range of his skill set with this album. Brandon Kahill