As an eighth edition of our “In The City: Focus on”, we are introducing you to a unique trio comprised of accomplished producers and djs hailing from Russia: Special Case. The trio is made of Arram Mantana, Tripmastaz and Roustam — three different creative individuals whose tastes range from abstract minimal to classic house, who share a common vision and have their own distinct take on modern electronic music. So now it is time to ‘Focus’ on Special Case, and to grab 2 free tracks!
Hi Special Case. First of all, after listening to your track we would like to ask if you sometimes feel like an “owl”?
Well, we think that we all should feel like an owl if you live in such a big city as Moscow or Saint Petersburg full of traffics and people. Feeling like an owl concept of life means that you can survive in all this mess finding holes in people’s real live. If we are owls then we are owls from the other part of the matrix.
Tell us a little behind the scenes story about this track..
We had a draft of this track done a couple of years ago. Sometimes you just feel that it’s not a perfect time to release one and it has to wait a bit. So we did. The feeling of Summer open airs and Ibiza vibe with landing plane sound effects, that’s what we feel about this track.
Where is your favorite place in Moscow / St. Petersburg?
There are lots of interesting places in Moscow cause Moscow is well known as a city that never sleeps and it’s true. The best spots to visit are Gipsy and Arma 17. These are the places where dreams become true. If you take Saint Petersburg then better is to attend some special parties and off course our well known Special Case daytime rooftops.
Can you define your lifestyle? I mean, what is a typical Special Case week about?
We spend most of our time in the studio, also promoting our parties, running labels and doing gigs. Nothing unusual, just living our lives to the fullest?
In the inside..
01. Special Case – Case of Bass
02. Tiefschwarz feat. Jaw – Hurricane (Special Case Remix)