NEON TAPEHEAD: New Single: ‘Know What I Want’


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‘Know What I Want’ is the latest dazzling offering from Russian funk band Neon Tapehead. This delightfully funky track entwines groovy beats, retro synths, modern sound production and effortlessly punchy vocals. The group features Dmitry Ursul on lead guitar and synths, drummer Aleksandr Kovalchuk, lead singer Maya Shonia and Dmitry Votintsev on bass.

Neon Tapehead’s new single provides a slick, chic and flawless groove. The song is about strength and courage and championing people who know exactly what they want and aren’t afraid to go out and get it.

“This song was written and produced with influence of 80’s Electro Funk and Early 90’s house with a slower tempo. We tried to mix different elements of these styles into the one song. The main meaning behind this song is that you shouldn’t be shy with your wishes or goals. Just ask yourself about what you want right now and then go and get it! Brrr POW!” - Neon Tapehead

“The music video was shot on a Golf field in the suburbs of Moscow. It took some time and stress to organize the session but we made it happen. We were adamant about wanting to use the open space for a live video.

The sound of the video is an actual live recording, so as far as we know we are the first Russian band to have recorded a funk song on a Golf field in real-time! We were lucky because the wind had stopped blowing just before we started the recording and shooting, so it was easier to use to mix and master the sound later.

The introduction scene including Maya riding the golf car took a lot of takes because it was the first time that Maya had driven a vehicle of any kind – it was not a stand in actor! ☺ The trickiest part was to stop the car in the right place in front of the camera and walk to the microphone before the verse starts. We also had to be constantly aware of the Sun’s position which appeared to want to move towards sunset in double-time, so we tried to shoot this video as fast as possible”. - Neon Tapehead.


Neon Tapehead have a wide array of influences from 80’s Electronic Funk, RnB, Soul, early House and Nu Disco. Their main mission is bringing a fresh new musical perspective through their musical creativity and craft by combining nostalgic elements of old-school era synthesizer music, with modern music production techniques. Not only do the band create foot stompers, but are a collective of style and class.

The group have spent the last few years performing live shows in Moscow, where they were discovered by US-based NexGen Music. This is the first release on the label from their debut EP coming out in December 2020.

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November 17, 2020 9:25am ET by Lander PR  


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