Protassov - Do You Ride The Money Train?


Protassov's musical output is an unrestrained balancing act. He believes in the power of magic and you could never nail him down to one musical genre. Porno soundtrack organs are dancing shamelessly with a folk guitar. Metallic industrial noises caress disco balls without suspecting the threatening showdown lurking just around the corner.

Protassovs Music is funky and sometimes filled with exotic clich├ęs – but always with a twinkle in ones eye. After playing guitar in several bands since the early nineties, he has concentrated on making beats for Switchstance Recordings for a couple of years now. The label's creed and therefore the style of its producers and DJs is to have ultimate freedom, whether in their musical movements or in "switching" between various styles. The aim of the label is to combine early musical influences such as Funk, Jazz, Latin, 90´s Hip Hop and Reggae with the most progressive techniques of electronic music production in order to create a new dynamic sound that pays respect to the diverse cultures it comes from.

In this way, Protassov's artistical work, besides the music he released on Switchstance Recordings Fantastic Freeriding Series, includes a Solo Album (Shalina Music 2008), Remixes for fellow musicians like Jugoe (Bastard Jazz) or labelmates Ancient Astronauts (ESL) and the 'Where we live' EP (2009)

His latest release 'Did you ride the Moneytrain', a three tracker out on Switchstance, prooves once again that Protassov is unpredictable: From Reggae riddims to Pop music Vibes his narrative style invites the listener to a musical universe filled with abundant freedom and fantastic projections, held together by our love and a strong belief in the beauty of the mind.

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