After a stellar 2009 in which ribald hip hop duo Low Budget released their sophomore longplayer Laserdisc to critical acclaim, slid their single Tailor Made into the AIR charts and won Triple J’s Unearthed competition to electrify Splendour in the Grass (not to mention notching up high-profile supporting slots for the likes of Nas and Redman & Method Man), the Melbourne pair is back in the laboratory putting the finishing touches on their latest piece of weird science – the forthcoming Poolside EP.
A Hard Act to Follow, the lead single from the EP, finds MC Gentleman Gene’s lothario flow skating with finesse over DJ/producer Debonair P’s finger-popping wild west funk. The result is a perfect illustration of the energetic back-to-basics approach that has both enticed a steady stream of fans and made the group a long-standing favourite on the live circuit. With A Hard Act to Follow, Low Budget delivers an enticing taste of what promises to be one of 2011’s most entertaining releases.
New EP ‘Poolside’ out May 2011 (free download / limited vinyl)