With over 30 years experience in the game clocked up between them, Russian double act Anton Kubikov and Maxim Milutenko are no strangers to the ebb and flow of the scene, and have always stayed reasonably in line with the particular "sound" of choice at any given time. That's not a criticism. The art of making music that best suits a particular mood, trend or movement at any given time is a valuable one, and one that is arguably more welcome than sticking rigidly to a particular style, regardless of how many are paying attention.
Easing us into proceedings is "Sunny Side Up," a nicely crafted if perhaps a little too functional deep-tech effort with an anything but run-of-the-mill remix courtesy of John Tejada, who follows his own "less is more" advice with a stripped-back approach which allows the warm bass pulses of the original a little more time to breathe. It's beautifully restrained, Tejada allowing the lively key stabs to only make a momentary appearance before tightening the leash and submerging in the depths of a low-pass.
"Summariata" is plenty more engaging, thanks in no small part to the sweepingly epic bass note that wraps you in its loving embrace and hugs the shit out of you for the duration, an element that Pablo Bolivar significantly subdues things for his remix, focussing instead on shuffling percussion, spacey tones and a whole lot of reverb for that more mellow, 6 PM/AM vibe.
Tracklist 01. Sunny Side Up
02. Sunny Side Up (John Tejada Remix)
04. Summariata (Pablo Bolivar Remix)