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Bad Zu remained a well-kept secret of the Moscow underground until they got signed to Berlin’s finest label Through My Speakers. Soon after, they played more shows in Berlin than in Russia, but eventually the Moscow rave crowds started to fall in love with the fusion of African traditional music and grime, and the band played huge shows for thousands of party and festival people before they were even present on social media. “Zupreme”, released in September, is the first full-length album by the band. It elaborates and develops the extravert “Ritual Rave”, where the audience and their state of consciousness are always in the centre, as opposed to the authors of the music and their thoughts.
Three Russian “geeks”, Dmitry Garin (Acid Mafia), Alexey Devyanin (Pixelord) and Sergey Saburov (Saburov/SΛB), met online towards the end of the 1990s. A few years later, they established a label that became a community. Today, Hyperboloid is synonymous with “internet bass tunes” – a sonic palette of dark trap, wild juke, colourful synths twisting among IDM beats, and club mutations that dare go to the edge and beyond. The community of mainly Russian producers throws concerts all over the world, their releases are regularly reported on by globally recognised media, and their hometown events expand the horizons of the local audience. In 2015, they received the Russian Jägermeister Indie Award for Best Label, which is unstoppably approaching its hundredth release.
The Hyperboloid Night will feature A.Fruit, Bad Zu, Raumskaya, Saburov and Summer of Haze.