Russia’s Moonbeam have been gaining momentum over the last few years and with good reason. Formed in Nizhny Novgorod in 2003, brothers Pavel and Vitaliy have been steadily releasing dance floor tracks that weave seamlessly from thick-bellied atmospheric techno to dense charging trance. Storming into DJ Magazine’s Top100 Poll, the two continue to widen their sonic arc with a fabric of different styles and diverse guest vocalists both in their studio and with their live shows.
In 2005, Moonbeam Digital was created, which led them collaborate with some of the scenes most talented producers such as Jeff Bennett, Jon Silva, Joshua Collins, Stephan Hinz and LeRon & Yves Eaux, and others. From here onward Moonbeam’s approach of crafting the most palatable elements of Techno, progressive, trance and house show they have a penchant for big room melodies, striking a tour de force that melds live electronic compounds like a perfectly mixed Russian cocktail
In 2007 the duo signed to the German based powerhouse that is Traum Schallplatten and went on to write four full releases including the successful “Eclipse EP” and “Spring Story EP” along with remixes of Minilogue – “Seconds” and Extrawelt – “Doch Doch”.
Other releases followed thick and fast on respected labels like Black Hole Recordings, Be Yourself Music, Kickin Music and Proton Music. In summer of 2007 Tiesto licensed their track “See the Difference Inside” for his legendary compilation “In Search of Sunrise 6 Ibiza”. When melody was threatened by the re-emergence of harder techno, Moonbeam kicked started 2008 with their remix of Perfect Strangers – “’Ode Ao Sol’” on BEEF records which reached #2 on Beatport’s minimal best selling chart, and lead their debut full length album “Consumption”.
Despite their array of stadium rocking dj’s, archiving Moonbeam simply under the T of Trance would limit this duo in a musical sense; and despite whatever genre they turn to they certainly have there production sound locked with releases also ranging to deep warm compositions sometimes even complimented with Balearic influences.
Reaching to more minimal horizons, the versatile, mellow masterpiece that was “When Tears Are Dropping From The Sky” saw the pair return to Traum Schallplatten for a three track EP charged with tremendous emotions and interconnected by some of their finest progressive touches to date. The talented outfit continued to furrow their way down a melodic musical avenue recording with vocalist Avis Vox for their single “About You” in Spring 2009 on High Contrast Nu Breed.
Now after almost a decade Moonbeam can count themselves amongst the biggest music exponents in the history of Russian dance music and their latest new album “Around The World” certainly contributes to their status. Currently signed to the multiple award winning Black Hole Recordings, they deliver a high quality twelve track album that raises the bar for future electronic music.
01. Theres Life In Heavens Too 02. Forgotten Grey 03. Eyes Of The Ocean 04. Ulica Celna 05. Pick Me Up 06. Poem 07. After Time 08. Mosquito Land 09. Consumption 10. Symphony 11. Home 12. When Flowers Talk 13. Memories Of A Softling
Moonbeam presents “Space Odyssey – Venus”
Label: Black Hole Recordings
Release Date: September, 272010
01. Avis Vox – Doors Opened Inside (Special Venus Mix)
02. Tiesto featuring BT – Love Comes Again (Moonbeam Remix)
08. Gianluigi Di Russo – Sound Wave (Dark Vocal Mix)
09. Freska – Jolly Is Upstairs
10. Shades Of Gray – I Want Some More
11. Tvardovsky – Above Zero
12. Steve Kaetzel – Aurora
Brothers Pavel and Vitaly Khavleev a.k.a. Moonbeam, can count themselves amongst the biggest music exponents of Russian dance music after they stormed into DJ Magazine’s Top100 Poll last year. The producers widen their sonic horizon for their debut mix compilation “Space Odyssey” with a fabric of different styles. Moonbeam’s debut compilation “Space Odyssey” chronicles their strong yearn to erase the boundaries between techno, trance and electronica.