Matveï is based in Montreal, a city with a long history of house and disco.
The French-speaking city is a club culture redoubt, a space where new ideas can be explored and shared, before reaching the wider world.
Perhaps that's what makes the producer such a natural fit for Kitsuné Musique. The producer is currently prepping his debut EP, an introduction to his own peculiar brand of electronic flavours.
New cut 'Distance' is a case in point. Matveï goes deep on this soulful house roller, nailing peak time euphoria in a manner that is both subtle and under-stated.
North London's own Alyss takes care of the lead vocal, and her supple, breathy approach locates fresh space amid the blissfully textured arrangement.
Matveï explains: "With 'Distance' my intention was to create a melodic/energetic peak time club track. It’s obviously house but I didn’t want it to sound like a classic house record, therefore I blended elements from different genres in it. I also enjoy vocal chops so it’s only normal you hear them as the main element in the drop or as backing vocals".
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