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Another weekly edition of dark electronic, dance, and experimental rave music! This week we are featuring an artist, some hardcore fans of the genre may recognize. Hailing all the way from the motherland, and yes I am talking about Russia! In the Eastern European city Rostov-on-Don (a port city and the administrative center of Rostov Oblast and the Southern Federal District of Russia) resides Portwave. That may be a tip off, as for the reason why “Port” is in their name, funny huh! Well heres why you should take them seriously, Portwave just released an Experimental-Noise, Crushwave, #Witchhouse ‘LP’ titled There Sore Eyes. The LP features immensely great dance tracks, absorbing you, and entracing you in all of its warm fuzziness with tracks like the first track on the album “Flora“, jumping out of that warm synth experience for a racey synth solo, returning listeners to hardcore gothpop percussions, and hymms. I do not wanna spoil the entire listen for you, so go ahead an plug in your head set ••
All new video released from Moscow Russia’s H3N7VI BO¥2! The track is titled Bone Collector! An Aquatic J-Trap Style Instrumental, visually based around the anime Naruto.
Eye got the op to #CYBERSIT with the #HENTAIBOYS for a “Quick Look”, at their new Ep release Snow Ninja. Hailing all the way from Moscow, Russia. The elaborately creative and vastly deep crew was just a little inspired by an anime that has made huge waves in the manga market, spanning multiple seasons, with endless fan based irritations & a follow up to its original series called Naruto Shippuden. Snow Ninja is a dope gust to get blown to. Synthy spikes, muffling pulse breaks, transition & breakdown into footwerk juxtaposition that enters a sort of ravey chamber, cheering itself on – Really! Take a listen to Dance Blade, if your dont believe me!
A New Beginning by soare.
HENTAIBOYS: Hi. My name is Anton
NN: Nice to make your acquaintance Anton. My name is Nome. Who are the Hentai Boys ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: HENTAIBOYS, are a #Russian music collective producing cloud/dark/trill/witch house music. It’s been a single week since we had our Facebook page curated. Before we simply had “VK” (kind of Russian Facebook) and soundcloud. There is about 20 guys, but there are only 10 who’s producing music.
NN: I have a “VK”. Who are the producers at HENTAI BOYS, the other 10 are strictly MC’s ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: Other 10 are looking for content (pictures) or doing videos for us
NN: Okay, a team of creative directors.
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: Yep
NN: Did you grow up together I mean ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: No, we all from different cities, all have different ages.
NN: How long has HENTAIBOYS been a collective & how has it changed since the collective began created itself ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: HENTAIBOYS exists since May 2014. Although, we weren’t producing our music. Just posting pictures from “Naruto” and adding songs.
NN: Would you say you were building your aesthetic at the time – I think thats fantastic! The collective was able to make that leap, into action. You have some really remarkable soundscapes. I enjoy the Naruto samples. “Shippuden”;roughly translates to the “Hurricane Chronicles”.
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: Yeah haha, every of ours EP/LP telling you different stories. Better to say every track.
NN: What are those stories about ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: I think that all our tracks capture the environment(s) in a special way. Our listeners will instantly feel as if their standing in the Hidden Leaf Village, watching a break fight between ninjas…
NN: You want your listeners to be immersed in that environment depicted in the series ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: Yea, kind of
NN: Any collaborations in the works ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: Yeah, we worked with another two Russian producers M()RE and PORTWAVE.
NN: Are you familiar with coven party ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: About coven, I’m also producing solo (no collective) music, it’s witch house, and yeah. Coven invited me to play on their party 7th February, but I won’t go, cause I wont be in Russia, but they invited me (d i v m ø n d), not hentaiboys.
Coven’s saying that Hentai boys isn’t what they want to see on their party
NN: That’s quite interesting that feel your solo material is “better suited for their needs”. Can you describe to me what your music sounds like ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: It’s typical witch house, with hard synths and leads
NN: Is there anywhere you can listen/hear it online ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: vk.com/divm0nd (ANTON, FROM HENTAIBOYS SOLO PROJECT DIVM0ND)
NN: Any video releases in the works ? It’s a new year, I am expecting great things from your collective!
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON] There is only one person doing videos for us. Right now we’re working at our next EP.
An AMV ov a battle between Konan & Tobi from Naruto Shippuden for H 3 N 7 V I B O ¥
NN: When are you expecting to drop the next Ep ?
HENTAIBOYS [ANTON]: I think the EP will be done for next month.
NN: Thank you for taking the time to #CYBERSIT with me & talk about your music