At Circus Company we are proud of all the performers we have nurtured over the years, from the rapid success stories to the slow-burning talents. Each one has displayed their own unique studio acrobatics and musical magic from their first appearance in our big top, but even more rewarding is the chance to watch them blossom from performance to performance.
If there is one artist in our family that displays this concept the best, it is the quiet Russian, Oleg Poliakov. Escaping his humble beginnings in the bitter wastes of Siberia, his evolution in the European dance music scene has seen him springboard deftly from smooth, Detroit-indebted deep cuts to raw and raunchy peak-time floor fillers with the confidence of a producer who can match the mood for any time of the night.
With many great EPs for ourselves as well as such well-respected establishments as Bass Culture and Eklo, Oleg is now a mature individual called upon for his expertise and wisdom in all aspects of 4/4 music, from the engineering to the management, the DJing to the promotion. First and foremost though, he is an artist in constant development, as the ‘Fabuleuse Nébuleuse’ EP perfectly demonstrates.
Across three tracks of crisp deep house, Oleg crafts shimmering synths, icy tones and glacial percussion, as if building the tracks from the very land he calls home. While the surface atmosphere is cool and calm, underneath the snow tempestuous bass and fiery kicks growl and groan, cultivating that essential dancefloor energy whilst the higher frequencies soothe the mind.
Within these dreamlike moods Oleg is pointing the way to the further development of his expression, inhabiting a space where the heat of the night meets the frosty glare of the morning, and capturing that ambiguous feeling that comes from too many hours in the grip of the soundsystem.