Hard Rock Sofa

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Hard Rock Sofa
Origin Smolensk, Russia
Genres Progressive house, electro house
Years active 2005 (2005)–present
Labels Axtone Records, Size Records, Wall Recordings, Spinnin' Records, Doorn Records, CR2 Records, Mixmash, BugEyed Records, Fly Eye Records
Associated acts Swanky Tunes, Skidka
Website hardrocksofa.com
Members Alexander Shapovalov (Shapov)
Denis Chepikov
Past members Sergey Zuev

Hard Rock Sofa are a Russian electronic dance music duo formed in Smolensk in 2005.[1] Composed of Alexander Shapovalov and Denis Chepikov, they are currently signed to Axwell's Axtone Records. Prior to 2012, they have collaborated closely with another Russian EDM trio, Swanky Tunes.

Career[edit]

Hard Rock Sofa formed as a trio in 2005 between Alexander Shapovalov, Denis Chepikov, and Sergey Zuev (the latter left the band in late 2012).[2] Their breakthrough success came in the form of their collaboration with St. Brothers for the single "Blow Up" on Axtone Records. "Blow Up" was accompanied with remixes by Axwell, Thomas Gold, Hook N Sling, and Goodwill. It peaked at number two in the Beatport Top 100 and was supported by all members of Swedish House Mafia. In 2011 they released "I Wanna Be Your Dog" alongside Swanky Tunes which sampled The Stooges' well known 1969 Garage Rock song by the same title. Since 2011 they've released numerous singles and remixes, most notably on Size Records, Spinnin' Records, Refune Records, and Protocol Recordings. In 2012 their remix of David Guetta's track "Just One Last Time" peaked at number one in the Beatport Top 100 where it held the position for five days.[3] In 2013 their track, with Swanky Tunes, "Here We Go" was featured in the action film, Fast & Furious 6. Additionally they have announced they are in the process of finishing their debut album, due to be released on Axtone Records.[4][5]

Discography[edit]

Charting singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL (Vl)
[8]
BEL (Wa)
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
IRL
[12]
NLD
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
US
2012 "Here We Go"
(with Swanky Tunes)
20[A] Non-album singles
"Just Can't Stay Away"
(with Squire featuring Max C)
49[B]
2014 "Get Down"
(with Eva Shaw)
17[A] 7[A]
"Arms Around Me"
(with Skidka)
11[A]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles & EPs[edit]

  • 2007 : "Roll"
  • 2008 : "Overcomer"
  • 2009 : "Let Me Go"
  • 2009 : "Barely Holding On"
  • 2010 : "Live Today"
  • 2010 : "Myth" (with St. Brothers)
  • 2010 : "Rhea" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2010 : "Immersing / Acid Trip" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "Thank You / Labyrinth" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "Blow Up" (with St. Brothers) (incl. Thomas Gold vs. Axwell Remix)
  • 2011 : "Feedback" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "Steam Gun" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "Smolengrad / United" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "I Wanna Be Your Dog" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "Phantom" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2011 : "True Emotion"
  • 2012 : "Quasar"
  • 2012 : "Apogee" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2012 : "The Edge" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2012 : "Just Can't Stay Away" (with DJ Squire)
  • 2012 : "Just Can't Stay Away" (with DJ Squire featuring Max 'C)
  • 2012 : "Here We Go" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2012 : "Starlight"
  • 2012 : "Kaleidoscope"
  • 2012 : "Chemistry (Turn the Flame Higher)" (with Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko)
  • 2013 : "Rasputin"
  • 2013 : "Collapsar" (with Dirty Shade)
  • 2013 : "Let Me Hear You Scream" (with Skidka)
  • 2013 : "Stop In My Mind" (with Swanky Tunes)
  • 2013 : "Get Down" (vs. Eva Shaw)
  • 2014 : "Moloko" (with Skidka)
  • 2014 : "Arms Around Me" (with Skidka)

Remixes[edit]

2007:

  • Swanky Tunes – "Tomorrow" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

2009:

  • Kyau & Albert – "Be There 4 U" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Kyau & Albert – "Hooked On Infinity" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Swanky Tunes – "Zodiac" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Swanky Tunes – "Get Up & Shout" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

2011:

  • Swanky Tunes feat. Mr. V.I. – "Together" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Spencer & Hill – "I Spy" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Antoine Clamaran feat. Soraya Arnelas – "Stick Shift" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • TV Rock feat. Zoë Badwi – "Carry Me Home" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Johnny Buss & Daniel Von B feat. J-Sun – "Do You Feel The Same" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Vengerov – "Kazantip Intro" (Swanky Tunes & Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Dim Chris feat. Amanda Wilson – "You Found Me" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Jus Jack feat. Black Dogs – "One Day At A Time" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard & BT feat. Angela McCluskey – "In The Air" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • Kid Massive & Mark Le Sal – "Don't Cry" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)
  • R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – "Sending My Love" (Hard Rock Sofa Remix)

2012:

2013:

2014:

Alesso feat. Tove Lo – Heroes (We Could Be) (Hard Rock Sofa & Skidka Remix)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked on the Dance Bubbling Under chart.[8]
  • B ^ Did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked on the Ultratip chart.[8]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "HARD ROCK SOFA". The DJ List. 
  2. ^ "Hard Rock Sofa – Quasar + Exclusive Interview". TheMusicNinja. 
  3. ^ "Hard Rock Sofa shoots to #1 with their remix of David Guetta’s "Just One Last Time" – Beatport News". Beatport. Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Hard Rock Sofa". Facebook. 
  5. ^ "Imd : Djs". imd.dj. 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Hard Rock Sofa". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Hard Rock Sofa". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Hard Rock Sofa". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Hard Rock Sofa". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Hard Rock Sofa". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Hard Rock Sofa". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Hard Rock Sofa". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Hard Rock Sofa". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Hard Rock Sofa". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Hard Rock Sofa". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Hard Rock Sofa". British Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 

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