The next installment of Blu Mar Ten Music comes courtesy of Tiiu & Faib, two Russian producers we’ve been following for a long time. Tiiu hails from St Petersburg and has been busy over the last couple of years releasing on Med School & Symmetry amongst others while also performing as one half of live-act Kotkee along with fellow producer Detail.
Faib is from Moscow where, aside from her daily police work, (yes, really), she records Dubstep & D&B for many labels including Fokuz, Kos.Mos, Ranking Recs, Smokin’ Sessions and more.
After a long chase we’re pleased to finally present you with these two slices of Tiiu & Faib’s work. If you’re able to offer any support to these two young Russians early in their career we’d be very grateful and if you’d like to speak to either or both of the girls for an interview please let me know and I’ll put you in touch with them.
TIIU – ALL GOOD THINGS
When writing about female musicians it’s all too easy to fall back on clichés of sensuality, ethereality & romance yet it’s hard to listen to All Good Things without feeling that you are experiencing an extra musical breadth that is so often absent from the work of male producers. Drenched in rainy reverb, Tiiu’s mournful vocals are delicately wrapped in warping bass and a muted symphony of strings & drones, the whole affair underpinned with a needlepoint rhythm section that gathers All Good Things together into an amorous threat.
TIIU & FAIB – BE WITH ME
Be With Me swims in an equally opulent gloom but employs a more muscular delivery. Tiiu’s vocals appear again, this time supported with a distant bell section before dropping into a heaving, sawing bass dirge and cavernous drums.
Yes, it’s a cliché, but these tracks drip a shadowy sensuality from every beat, delivering darkly romantic scenes as they unfold.
Soundcloud clips: www.bmt.dj/BMT023soundcloud
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