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The Russian Futurists, the long-running indie-pop project of Toronto musician Matthew Adam Hart, haven’t released any music since 2010’s  “The Weight’s on the Wheels”  That changes today. Because today, Hart is releasing a new EP/mixtape called Reality Burger With A Side Of Life as a free download. As he explains in a statement:

I put out my last actual record in 2010 and never stopped making music, doing it for fun makes the music infinitely more satisfying. I have hundreds of unfinished songs and these are the ones that seemed to deserve my attention. I’ve always loved making sample-based music and this project is a snapshot of what I get up to on most nights with my sampler. I’ve always wanted the Russian Futurists to be the sound of me with too many drinks etc. in my system in my basement; the distillation of Eric B. & Rakim, the Alchemist, and the Cocteau Twins all hanging out around a bunch of dusty records.”

The EP is only seven tracks and 16 minutes long — including an intro, an “extro,” and a 30-second interlude, plus a collaboration with fellow Toronto producer Swim Good Now. As promised, it’s the Russian Futurists as sampledelia, with Hart piling his usual exuberant hooks atop a patchwork of older soul, R&B, and pop songs. Chow down on that delicious Reality Burger With A Side Of Life .

Listen – Stereogum

August 15, 2019

The Russian Futurists drops two never released remixes for Christmas; “Horseshoe Fortune” (Yourself Remix)… and the Futurists himself remixing one of our favorites from Cadence Weapon’s Hope In Dirt City… “Cheval”


December 22, 2013

DVAS “Questions” killer remix from Adam K is currently #17 on the Trackitdown Top 100 House Chart! Grab this gem here!  here.

Get the full package  DVAS “Questions” Remixes by Adam K, Enton Mushi Music, and James Bradshaw are available on Trackitdown iTunes, and Beatport

DVAS full length album SOCIETY available at iTunes, and the UC Boutique.

See here for more on DVAS

August 9, 2012

After an exclusive run on Beatport  and holding down the #39 spot on the Prog Top 100, DVAS “Questions” Remixes by Adam K, Enton Mushi Music, and James Bradshaw is now available on iTunes.

Fresh off his monster track “Tomahawk” alongside BT and out on Armin Van Buuren’s Armind imprint, ADAM K drops a serious bomb with a tough main room prog stormer.  After a brief hiatus, Hotbox Digital returns with an absolute monster of a track that showcases our very own DVAS “Questions” getting the royal remix treatment.

This mix has been getting serious heat from Adam’s SiriusXM Radio show, and Podcast, as well as in his live sets.

Also included on the trance tip from Toronto’s rising talent Enton Mushi who brings a driving,

melodic remix that layers the lush vocal over rolling percussion and smooth chord progressions.

Lastly, 2 time Juno award winner James Bradshaw gives us a more chilled out, luscious club mix perfect for early night grooves or terrace vibes that brilliantly showcases DVAS’ rich vocals over moody, memorable synths.

Check out a preview of Adam K’s mix on YouTube

Get it now at iTunes.

May 8, 2012

Fresh off his monster track “Tomahawk” alongside BT and out on Armin Van Buuren’s Armind imprint, ADAM K drops a serious bomb with a tough main room prog stormer.  After a brief hiatus, Hotbox Digital returns with an absolute monster of a track that showcases our very own DVAS “Questions” getting the royal remix treatment.

This mix has been getting serious heat from Adam’s SiriusXM Radio show, and Podcast, as well as in his live sets. It has become a standout track just in time for Miami!

Also included on the trance tip from Toronto’s rising talent Enton Mushi who brings a driving, melodic remix that layers the lush vocal over rolling percussion and smooth chord progressions.

Lastly, 2 time Juno award winner James

Bradshaw gives us a more chilled out, luscious club mix perfect for early night grooves or terrace vibes that brilliantly showcases DVAS’ rich vocals over moody, memorable synths.

Available exclusively on Beatport DVAS “Questions” Remixes by Adam K, Enton Mushi Music, and James Bradshaw. Download here

Check out  a preview of Adam K’s mix on YouTube

April 4, 2012

DVAS have laid their glowing touch to Toronto duo Electric Youth, to bring you “Right Back To You” (DVAS Remix), and that schitz poppin’ off, as documented here at Schitz Popinov – give it a real loud listen!

In other exciting DVAS news, the boys have been receiving the remix treatment themselves from some hot producers in preparation of the next DVAS single, coming very soon!

October 31, 2011

The Russian Futurists aka Matthew Adam Hart has curated the newest Artist Series Podcast for CBC Radio 3.  Listen here and join Matt on a musical journey of Canada’s finest electro jams, with hot cuts from CaribouJunior BoysDVASThink About LifeThe UnicornsStarsMantler and U-Tern.

August 8, 2011

DVAS “QUESTIONS” knocks Pitbull out of the #1 single spot and knocks KE$HA out of the #1 album spot on the IMVU music charts!

The DVAS epic summer jam QUESTIONS is SIngle Of The Week over at 3D avatar-based social network IMVU, and has taken both the #1 Single and #1 Album spots!  What you should do is go sign up for IMVU, joining 50 million+ who already have, make your avatar look like how you wished you really looked, enter chat rooms,

talk to crazy people from all around the world, head to the IMVU Music Store, get QUESTIONS for free, and then get your freak on in the IMVU world – where you will be able to play QUESTIONS in your 3D Chat Room…maybe you’ll even find the secret chat room everyone in the Upper Class office is lurking in (virtually punching and making out with each other)!

Not daring enough to enter the IMVU cyber realm? Fine.  Stream questions here

July 20, 2011

Check out DVAS on the soundtrack to the new Gravity Bureau short film 13!

The 2010 North American Rally Cup champion Antoine L’Estage and co-driver Nathalie Richard of the Rockstar Royal Group Rally Team go head to head against their biggest rival, Subaru Rally Team USA’s Dave Higgins in the 2011 STPR. The Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally is the fastest car rally in North America. Its a high adrenaline pressure cooker packed with action, thrills and bone crunching stakes.

July 14, 2011

Celebrate the long weekend in style!

Upper Class Recordings and The Indie Machine CANADA DAY EVE DANCE PARTY!!!!!

“MOVE OVER KATY PERRY, I’VE FOUND MY SUMMER ANTHEM” – FASHION MAGAZINE on DVAS hit “SOCIETY”

Check out DVAS no holds barred 80’s inspired dance party at the unofficial Katy Perry after party! DVAS continue to make waves in the music scene since their album “Society” was named NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Local Albums of 2010.

Upper Class’ latest project, Christien Summers is a dramatic and dreamy dance-pop experience, both familiar and strikingly modern. The Winnipeg Sun crowned them Indie Band of the Day after they made their performance debut at Canadian Music Week and slayed the audience leaving the crowd begging for more.

Details:
DVAS + CHRISTIEN SUMMERS
with guests WET DREAMS + SPIRITS
Thursday June 30, 2011
Silver Dollar / 486 Spadina Avenue / 9PM / $6

http://www.dvasmusique.com
http://www.christiensummers.com

June 24, 2011

WIN TICKETS!

Your pals at Upper Class will give you a chance to win access to see Cadence Weapon, DVAS and The Russian Futurists at Canadian Music Week – and we’re getting started right now!

CADENCE WEAPON @ The Opera House March 12

Simply cut and paste the following message and Tweet it from your account or RT the same message posted from @Upper_Class:

Win Tickets to see Cadence Weapon live at Opera House! Follow @Upper_Class & @Roland_Weapon and RT to win it! http://tinyurl.com/62xf6h6

March 5, 2011

“Tis the season for synth! Now go dance off all those office holiday sweets” Filter Mag

Stay tuned for North American Tour announcement and SXSW performances!

Watch the Inner Sanctum Video

Check out their solid remix of The Russian Futurists “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” at RCRDLBL

March 2, 2011

Celebrating the November 16th release of The Weight’s On The Wheels with two shows in New York City and a string of dates this week on the Eastern Seaboard ending in Chicago, The Russian Futurists return home to play at Wrong Bar (1279 Queen St. West) on December 2nd.

The Weight’s On The Wheels is catching some serious love, from Marie Claire, Spin and iTunes to Radio 3, KCRW and KEXP!

#3 and climbing RADIO 3 R3-30
TOP 10 KCRW-FM/Los Angeles
#3 Most Added CMJ Top 200

“Pulsating beats and danceable synths explode into listeners’ ears right from the beginning” Filter Magazine

“Listeners are engaged, blessed and never let go…35 minutes of silver-pop uplift and aural synthetic caffeine” Globe and Mail

“Hart reasserts himself as one of Canada’s finest party-starters… From the rollicking electro-pop of “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” to the frantic, neon strobe-lit pulse of “Tripping Horses,” this disc is a beat-heavy blowout that blends pop with hip-hop and adds a dash of pill-fuelled madness.” Eye Weekly

“adorable boy-meets-girl indie pop. Their cheeky lyrics pulse with a surprisingly danceable beat” Marie Claire

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY AT THE UC BOUTIQUE

November 24, 2010

“Dancefloor Dynamite” iTunes
“Move over Katy Perry – I’ve found my summer anthem” Fashion Magazine
“a mini-fantasia with an unstoppable peppery groove…Toronto is a cooler city now that this record is in the world” Globe and Mail
Canadians everywhere may have gotten DVAS all to themselves earlier this summer, but it’s time for the rest of North America to tap into one of the better electro-pop dance albums of the year with Society.

Similar to the first time you heard Chromeo’s ‘Fancy Footwork’ or ‘In The Morning’ from Junior Boys, DVAS will drive you through the night the same way Daft Punk did for us back in 2001.

Thankfully, DVAS tosses all that funk and disco into Society right from the start with the title track — & make sure to stop and listen for the DFA influenced “Inner Sanctum.”

Our suggestion? Throw a party. Invest in a disco ball. Play this album. You will probably get laid.

DVAS LIVE
11.19 Toronto Steamwhistle Brewery w/Young Empires
11.20 Montreal Lion D’or
12.02 Toronto Wrong Bar w/The Russian Futurists

November 16, 2010

That beautiful day is approaching – November 16 sees the long-awaited release of the new album by The Russian Futurists – THE WEIGHT’S ON THE WHEELS.

Today you can head over to KEXP‘s universe where The Russian Futurists “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” is their song of the day.  After you hear this jam you can download the song for no cost over at www.russianfuturists.com and you can purchase the remix EP, featuring killer re-workings by DVAS, Melee Beats and Johan Sigerud, from the UC Boutique or iTunes.

The Russian Futurists hit the road in support of the release of THE WEIGHT’S ON THE WHEELS on November 16!  Get out and see the Futurists like you’ve never seen or heard them before!

THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS LIVE
11.16.10 New York – Mercury Lounge
11.17.10 Brooklyn – Littlefield
11.18.10 Philadelphia – Danger Danger
11.19.10 Washington – Red Palace
11.20.10 Harrisonburg – Blue Nile
11.21.10 Pittsburgh – Garfield Artworks
11.22.10 Cleveland – Grog Shop
11.23.10 Cincinnati – Madhatter (Covington)
11.24.10 Chicago – darkroom

November 2, 2010

DVAS will bring their new album SOCIETY to the world November 16.

DVAS Canadian release of Society went straight to #1 on the Canadian College Radio RPM Chart. The first single “Society” was declared iTunes Single Of The Week as it climbed to the top of the CBC Radio 3 R3-30. The video debuted on Spinner,  Muchmusic, MuchMoreMusic, BPM:TV, and Aux-TV, and garnered praise from Fashion Magazine, Emoragei, Globe & Mail, Now, Eye, Chart, Exclaim, Vancouver Province to name a few.

Following an unforgettable Pop Montreal performance and live dates across the country, DVAS hit New York and Chicago to prepare for

the state-side release of SOCIETY.  “Society” became a summer anthem in North America which is spreading, thanks to some of the world’s finest DJs – shout outs to Radio Sunshine Live, Hit 94/Aruba, Radio 42/Germany, QH/Netherlands, Discotheque Radio/Brazil, Smoothtrax/Greece, iHouse/Morocco, Progressive/Latvia, Energy/Greece, Radio Techno/Canarian Islands, PlayFM/Austria, Madzone/Italy, House Music Podcast/UK, Energy105/Toronto, DinamoFM/Turkey, Non Stop Play/UK, Dance Paradise/Brazil, Radio 1/Greece, DFM/Russia, Polskie Radio 4, Radio FG/France, Traxsource Radio and everyone else giving Society the global love!

Stay tuned for more DVAS live dates near you!

DVAS LIVE
10.08 Winnipeg – Pyramid Cabaret – Pop EtCetera Festival
10.09 Calgary – Broken City – Pressure Drop
10.10 Edmonton – Pawn Shop
11.06 Laval – Festival Diapason w/Beast

October 8, 2010

UPPER CLASS + SECRET CITY
POP MONTREAL THROWDOWN!

Thursday, September 30, 2010 – 8:00pm
presented with CJLO-FM
Cabaret Juste Pour Rire : SIRIUS Venue
2111 Boul St. Laurent
15$

9pm – The Russian Futurists
10pm – Miracle Fortress
11pm – Diamond Rings
12am – DVAS
Cadence Weapon DJ Sets

Tickets: Admission.com, Phonopolis, Atom Heart, L’oblique, Cheap Thrills

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September 24, 2010

UC is thrilled to spread the good word that The Russian Futurists is back with a stunning new album – The Weight’s On The Wheels – due out November 16th.  The Futurists produced the new album with the aid of Michael Musmanno (OutkastLilysArrested Development) and sonically takes his sound out of the bedroom and onto the airwaves.  The Weight’s On The Wheels captures the Futurists in full pop regalia from start to finish.

You want a taste?  The band is giving away the first track “Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds” from the LP at www.russianfuturists.com. The song is mixed by Grammy Award Winner Michael Brauer, who has mixed everything from Luther Vandross “Never Too Much” to Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”.

But Wait! There’s More!  HOEING WEEDS SOWING SEEDS + REMIXES EP includes incredible remixes by DVASMelee Beats and Johan Sigerud that take this new jam by The Russian Futurists in seriously radical directions.  Available immediately at the UC Boutique, and iTunes starting tomorrow, Sept 20th.

We are so very excited to release The Weight’s On The Wheels – The Russian Futurists have made a stunning pop monster, and we think you’re going to lose your mind.  In the meantime, we highly recommend you grab the Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds + Remixes EP.

If you didn’t catch The Russian Futurists on tour with Caribou last week, there’s still one more chance September 30th at the POP Montreal 2010 UC Throwdown at Juste Pour Rire.

Stay tuned for much more news on music and touring by The Russian Futurists!

September 19, 2010
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