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Please welcome one of the most prominent Russian drum'n'bass producers who makes big waves in the contemporary scene - Diagram.
It all began for him in 1999 when Alexander got bass addicted after listening to "Future is coming" mixtape series recorded by well-known Spb dj's like Boomer, Took, Steve, Quest within techstep, neurofunk and technoid scope.
At that very moment the music stroke him as something really new and curious, gave him further inspiration and actually became the basic motivation for starting his musical way as a producer a bit later. Prior to that he got hooked on vinyl, following the releases with more interesting stuff not just to listen to but to play out as a dj. And even now he always got early releases from Kemal, Ed Rush, Bad Company, and others in his record-box.
One can consider his sound an echo from the old days but with the effort of “transforming it into new shapes and forms” as Diagram says being heavily influenced by the artists and showing all-time respect to them.
While listening to his works you realize that he sticks indeed to a darker melancholic atmosphere, sharp-edged neurotic bass lines, minimalist percussion, glitchy elements and drum patterns of the beaten track which all in all give us a reflection of his own inner state.
Back in 2008, on co-operating with childhood friend Bop (microfunk crew) there was a new start for a new project entitled Abstract Elements. The duo got serious musical weight in world circuits within a very short period of time. That year the first 12'' saw the light on dBridge Exit Records and after that guys got numerous offerings from other labels of no less importance.
At the moment the project keeps silence in activity in the meantime Diagram is focusing on his solo not to kick down the pace and to stay at the top. Gaining big support from the mighty names of Optiv, Noisia, Loxy, D-Bridge, Doc Scott, Kano, Data, Instra:mental, Alix Perez Diagram is highly demanded Russian artist by most of the serious record labels. "It's just the beginning" - says Alexander.
Search for their stunning releases around, worthy production to be proud of the Russian guys again!
Up by now both Diagram and Abstract elements project got 5 12’’s, 1 digital release, plus to that free is also available and a few on CD including collab with Sunchase on his debut album.
More co-works to be expected in the nearest future with really big producers!