R.A.W. (Russians at Work)
Valique has been busy making music since the beginning of the 90’s.
Ranging from ”live-performed heavy jungle” to ”jazzed up ethnic soundtracks”, it is only within the last few years that he has gained the title of #1 Russian funk / soul producer – and for good reason!
The first 12” ”Taking Your Seat” received massive support from DJ’s worldwide, and while his remix of ”Thirty Three” by ”The New Mastersounds” (from re:mixed” on Record Kicks) joined the ”Best of Year” list on Craig Charles’ acclaimed BBC 6 Music Funk and Soul Show.
Following several digital releases and the second 12” single ”(Let Go) Trouble Girl”, Valique presents R.A.W. (Russians At Work) – 11 dance-floor minded tracks, including vocal collaborations with Fanny Franklin of Ubiquity Records and Sofi Ocran.
Anything from horns to IskraDisco synths can be found on R.A.W, as Valique delivers a DJ-friendly view of modern disco-funk.
”Good 12” from this guy. Like the vocal tune. A groovy 12” in all!” – Diesler
”Reminds me a little of Fort Knox Five!” – Boca 45