Ipse dixi:t: ""We started producing music in 2005. At that time we started to make music by using analog synths sounding more like Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and etc... Since then it has changed a lot and now it sounds more like Progressive / Electro House with very fattest and saturated sound. But we always try to keep it original and interesting to our fans." "(from dmcworld.net interview )
Hard Rock Sofa is a russian DJ Duo composed by Alexander Shapovalov and Denis Chepikov . Founded in 2005, in the beginning it was also composed by Sergey Zuev, but later he left the project to pursue his own career of a lead singer in a rock ‘n’ roll band.
Few have blazed the trail of Russian dance music quite as comfortably as Hard Rock Sofa. From Smolensk to the high end of global club land, their eight-years on the beat have not only made for some serious musical landmarks, but a 360-degree success story in making it within the modern industry. Alexander Shapovalov and Denis Chepikov now represent a peak in European dance talent – and they are only growing stronger with age.
Between BBC Radio One, Sirius XM and a consistent run on the global club and festival circuit, their sound has challenged national peers and global contenders alike to up-the-ante. Case in hand, when “Blow Up” achieved anthem status, the floodgates formally opened for their industrious leaps and bounds. Catering to the likes of Spinnin, Warner Music, Axtone and Size Records alike, a who’s who discography of hard-hitting yet melodic anthems has made such career landmarks as “Here We Go”, “Quasar” and “Rasputin” essential not only to their own careers, but the global dance community and its modern heyday.
Historically prolific on remixes duties, the duo have turned their hands to David Guetta, Alesso, Style Of Eye,E
xample & many more.
As one of the first acts of their generation to take their music to the silver screen, a spot on the soundtrack for Fast & Furious 6 has not hurt their club-credentials, but emphasised the many dimensions their sound can cater for. This may be age of universal club advocacy, but with Hard Rock Sofa comes a far bigger picture of the prospects now available to modern dance artists.
From EDC Chicago to Dance Valley and Pacha Ibiza, the duo’s global presence has blazed throughout 2013. Joining David Guetta for his ‘F*** Me, I’m Famous’ parties throughout the summer and racking serious air miles across North America and Asia, the duos live footsteps echo that unstoppable force that has cemented them at the forefront of their craft.
Global domination is a time consuming affair, but not enough to slow down this mammoth Russian force. Currently fine-tuning their debut album and readying gems for both Axtone and Size Records, the future promises heartfelt label ventures, powerful floor-fuel and impressive landmarks throughout.
Having outgrown their homeland with consistent force, the persistence, passion and versatility of their global overhaul is sure to keep this accomplished duo in high esteem for years to come. From the North American club circuit and Beatport charts right through to the silver screen, Hard Rock Sofa are poised for domination across the industry spectrum.
Video -Hard Rock Sofa live in Masquerade Bratislava (2013)
Video - Hard Rock Sofa @ Aquarius Zrce (2013)