With a history, already stretching back to some his earliest studio times, ‘Speed Breaker’ marks the sixth album to take its place in the Russian’s estimable long-player archive. From 2004’s ‘Catchy!’ through to last year’s ‘#Uplifting’, its supplied the collections of fan’s around the world with a string of evergreen classics.
‘Speed Breaker’ once again turns the spotlight onto the work of a producer (and DJ) who views electronic dance music through the widest possible lens. The album brings together a collection of 15 cuts, comprising of Bobina’s late-2015 through to ‘16 catalogue. It moves seamlessly between towering instrumentals and infectious vocals, each of which carrying the DNA of future anthems.
To work alongside him, Bobina has once again assembled a range of singers and songwriters that are as talented as they are artistically open-minded. They include the legendary-likes of JES, established names like Natalie Gioia & Alexandra Badoi, as well as those more newcomer in nature, May-Britt Scheffer among them. Its Y chromosome is equally well represented, with in-studio team-ups from a male vocal contingent that includes Christian Burns, Sir Adrian and Kyle Richardson.
Numbers like the album’s title track considerably shake up its stylistic system too. ‘Speed Breaker’ brings a slow-tempo, more leftfield vibe, with deep bass guitar throb and by virtue an almost New Order-like edge to the album. Similarly revolutionary is ‘Addicted’, as Natalie Gioia exerts a hypnotic vocal hold over Bobina’s late-2015 artistic earthquake. He backs her catchy-as-you-like song with a reclined tempo, cool timbale-led percussion, tinkling pianos and a swaying b-line. Such were its plaudits on first release that Dmitry has reteamed with the Russian singer for the album track ‘My Everything’ - albeit one far more rafter-blasting in effect.
‘Love Is the Answer’ with Kyle Richardson plays to Bobina’s daytime radio strengths; ‘iBelieve’ feat. JES has showstopping trance running thick through its veins, while Alexandra Badoi supplies the album with the searching vocals of ‘Dare To Love’ - its poignant, affecting closeout.
01. Speed Breaker
02. Addicted (with Natalie Gioia)
03. Love Is the Answer (with Kyle Richardson)
04. Music Box [Album Mix]
05. iBelieve (with JES)
06. The Magik (with Natalie Gioia)
08. Born Again (with May-Britt Scheffer)
09. Drophead (with Smash featuring Sir Adrian)
11. My Everything (with Natalie Gioia)
13. Still In Love (with Christian Burns) [Chill Breaker Mix]
15. Dare To Love (with Alexandra Badoi)
16. Addicted (with Natalie Gioia) [Fenton Gee Remix]
17. Love Is The Answer (with Kyle Richardson) [Dimension Remix]
|Release Date||May 13, 2016|