TOTD // 20/07 // åmnfx

Published: July 20, 2017, words by Watch The Hype team

Part of the Neo Violence takeover


One of the most intriguing artists on the Russian Scene, åmnfx has brought a new wave of music innovation with his cutting edge experiments and explorations. Regardless of whether he is presenting techno bangers on his peak time DJ sets or lo-fi variations of his highly immersive live performances, åmnfx can be distinguished by his unique take on melody.

Discovering his passion for electronic music at a tender age of seven, åmnfx was always destined to become a star composer and performer. Belonging to a family full of artists, åmnfx grew up listening to the music collection of his mother. Ten years down the line, at the age of 17, åmnfx began his stint as a DJ at venues in Moscow and went on to release his first ever EP, Rave, on Neo Violence in 2015. His sounds are built upon hypnotic structures and warm ambience, highlighted by powerful basslines and crunchy percussion.

åmnfx went on to create another full length score named ‘Vision One’ on a Paris based label known as THRHNDRDSVNTNN the next year, followed by his progressive track ‘USSR’ featuring on Opal Tapes and another one called ‘Dirty Tapes X CNCTEMA’ V/A on Dirty Tapes. åmnfx released his first ever live set on an RTSFM.

One of the major milestones in åmnfx’s career came in the year 2017, when he finally released Moscow Beat, his second album produced under an LA-based imprint called 100% Silk. The sounds of his second album constituted a punchy acid club score finished off with deep and ambient house vibes that left the audience spellbound. Almost entirely being pre-sold in advance before the release date, Moscow Beat attracted a lot of attention from some of the most respected channels and publications in the industry including Les Yeux Orange, Resident Advisor and Inverted Audio. After the success of Moscow Beat, åmnfx released another heavy track on MMODEMM – a Frankfurt based label – and went on a musical tour with the MMODEMM crew throughout Austria and Germany.

Currently a curator of his own imprint Firering, åmnfx has already achieved major success and become a reliable name in the industry. Firering is an imprint that is designed as a cross-disciplinary platform for providing never before opportunities to aspiring visual artists and musicians. Today, åmnfx shows the world why he’s a cutting edge name in the game, soundtracking the future with four tunes from 2025. Expect electro twisters, heavy hitters and sonic bangers. 

via soundcloud

PTU

Armlet

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“First one comes from PTU, an experimental Russian duo – recently they released a great EP with this track on Nina Kraviz’s трип label. Kamil and Alina are great musicians and awesome people. I remember my impression when I heard this track on PTU’s live show back in 2015 – I thought “oh, unbelievable, I’ve never heard anything like this, it’s so powerful and new”. I’m so happy that now we are friends and I’m really proud of them.”
via soundcloud

Mlinarich

The Cinnamon Peeler reflex

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Originally from Saint-Petersburg, Tosya Mlinarich is a true experimentalist; she makes weird, super-deep music, which always catches me when i listen to it. You never definitely know – Tosya can come with a techno or a post-glitch recording, but it’s always incredible work which takes you to the most deep point of Tosya’s imagination. I look forward to release her EP on Firering this autumn.”
via soundcloud

Wnimanie

Kitto

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“With beautiful arpeggios and pads, Wnimanie always balances between minimalistic perfection and strong deepness. George Radchenko – his real name – is originally out of Moscow but now he is based in Heidelberg, Germany. He records his tracks only in one take – sometimes it’s jams with mates – but he’s always on point. Always know what he wants to say. At the moment we’re preparing his first release, which will come out as a DIY- cassette on Firering during this summer.”
via soundcloud

Yazi

Persian Herbs

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The fourth track is from Yazi. Yasmin makes amazing sound design, and combines it with a great sense of rhythm; her music has really strong idea and architecture. Her experiments with electronic sounds are really inspiring. Based in Dubai, she also plays guitar and writes beautiful, dreamy-acoustic-ambient songs. Recently she said that her first EP will come out this year, and I’m really looking forward to it.”

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