Review: Low Budget Family is a Moscow-based label related to DS Bar, run by Sergey Pleshakov and Leonid Lipelis. Their next release is by Pasha Mikheev aka Cable Toy: a former game soundtracks/ad music maker who found himself attending parties more frequently in recent years and eventually making dance music himself. "Doktorhaus" is his debut release and features the raw/jacking early Chicago vibe of the title track (feat SBP4) on the A side, while on the flip label co-head Lipelis teams up with Mikheev on two neon-lit and evocative versions of "Boden".
Review: Disco duo Simple Symmetry is made up of brothers Sasha and Sergey Lipski, and the pair have obviously maintained their brotherly bond into the studio and out onto the dancefloor. It has been two years since their first EP on Glenview Records, and they've been minimal in their output, but more than dedicated to releasing quality Saturday night music. They land the Low Budget Family imprint with "Mimino", a disco-house tune with a sort of Irish dance thing going on, a sound that's instantly hummable and kind of addictive! There's a more laid back instrumental mix featuring a heavier dosage of synths, followed by the Arabian sounding "Simsim", another odd yet enticing disco cut with interesting wordly flavours.
Review: Fire in the hole! Quite literally; "Nar" is Arabic for fire and it's been one of the hottest dubs in the Lipsky brothers' Simple Symmetry sets for quite some time. Jaunty, free-footed, laced with an intoxicating eastern riff and a springy 80s bassline, it has hips slinking from 0-60 in less than seconds. So do the remixes: Autarkik gives it an "Age Of Love" style trancey slither while Inigo Vontier reboosts the percussive element for a much heavier hypnotic experience. Feeling fired up yet?