Review: This release apparently originated from a chance meeting between Whisky Disco boss Sleazy McQueen and the Russian artist known simply as Beard Dust whilst the label impresario was deep beneath the Iron Curtain. Whilst titles such as "Grapevine" and "Highest Mountain" offer little in the way of mystery there is at least a certain uniqueness to the way Beard In Dust presents the former as a stab heavy house number and the latter as a low slung boogie gem. Elsewhere "Revolution in Morder" is all out cosmic disco bliss whilst "Can't Get Enough" adopts a soft funk rock approaching with the most welcoming of vocal hooks.
Review: The Whiskey Disco Small Batch series is custom made for sunny weather, water sports and festivals. The Baltic Beaches EP pairs the mastercraft of Moscow's Beard In Dust and Poland's Karol Alexander for three songs to soundtrack your Summer time. Each smacks of sublime breaks and Balearic keys. The deep slo-mo groove of "So Lonely" featuring those 808 State style bird calls, the '70s NYC soul jam that is "Jesienny Pan" and of course the lo-slung and dubby "Przyslowia" which is perfect to get stoned into the groove: we actually dug this one the most! Enjoy responsibly.
Review: Compiled by head of programming Vidmantas "B" Cepkauskas, Opium of the People is the first compilation from Lithuania's infamous Opium Club. It's a druggy, off-kilter and decidedly trippy affair, with Cepkuskas wisely choosing to showcase cuts from artists who in some way have helped shape the sound of the label. Expect to hear tracks that touch on EBM, new wave, new beat, bleep techno-influenced deep house, mutant disco, mind-altering techno and skewed acid house, with highlights - and there are certainly plenty scattered throughout the compilation - coming from the likes of Sharif Laffrey, Kris Baha, Lauer, V and Von Party.