Fresh house compositions from Russia and Lithuania show some fundamental, even universal elements of a house tradition. They celebrate the longstanding inclusiveness of classic disco in difficult times.
Fresh publications from Russophone performers in three nations share a common ethical concern. They hope to define a private ethos in some civic realms with little patience for individuality.
Progressive house and euphoric trance releases from four different cities look back to the late 1990s. At that time, escapist styles were used to counter a sense of economic collapse. It's time to use them again.
Recordings from Moscow, Novosibirsk, Tallinn, and Visaginas, Lithuania ponder the pros and cons of happiness. In a realm where dreams - apparently - may not come true, moderation is the wisest choice.