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Lawrence has been a favorite of mine over the last 10 years creating structure to the mellow melodic end of Detroit techno. He has stayed true to himself and his sound so the quality of music runs deep in his catalog. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED album.
Almost a decade after his last Dial Records album, after an enormous amount of releases on labels like Pampa, Mule Musiq, Ghostly International, Kompakt, Styrax, and many more, Lawrence continues with a wonderful selection of extraterrestrial dance music: Films & Windows. From the first sparkle to the last whisper, this album is dedicated to “Angels at Night.” As the album title suggests, Lawrence as a cineaste and voyeur is inspired by an endless number of screened movies and real-life films — some only appearing while watching landscapes, stars and people passing by in front of a train window. While wondering at moments like this, strange ideas and colorful sounds occur inside the mind of the musician. The ideal approach would be to transfer these ideas into music without any norms or rules — but there is the club and it was always there. So no matter where Films & Windows started, it should always arrive at the dancefloor with frenzied people and other addicts of the outer-world’s soul. For over 20 years, clubs and nights out at places such as the Front, the ’90s WMF, Golden Pudel Club, Click, Sud Electronic, Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson, Smallville, Yellow, Precious Hall, etc., have been at the center of Lawrence’s universe. House music, techno, alien-funk, the unheard, the unseen — it is all magic everywhere.
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Also, he runs one of the most well branded record shops in the world in Hamburg called Smallville.
Started a new disco edit series on Moodgadget, we’re actually taking demos(info below), i’ll keep posting them on the blog, with art direction from longtime ISO50 commenter H34dUp.
Moodgadget presents a new series of split singles, featuring disco edits from Brooklyn Bass helmsman Evan Michael, and introducing the secret edit project of veteran Moodgadget designer, Alex Koplin, as Choplin. An update to one of the SOS Band’s classic hits, “After All” adds a bass heavy push and pull with minor chords and glitzy arpeggiation creating a new dynamic. “Never Forget” presents a re-working of Dexter Wansel honing in on an impeccable groove you might have inadvertently passed over in the original. – Moodgadget
To submit a demo to the series: info at moodgadget dot com
Below is official pattern for the series:
Modern Love is home base for Andy Stott and also this elegant LP from Miles called Faint Hearted. Its not one of those records you skip around and see if you have a track that you might listen to, its a full start to finish listen. I like to imagine i’m taking a solo trip to Berlin in fall, taking the train and not having to socialize with anyone and just enjoying the ride and the view.
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“Awake” is the first single from Tycho’s new LP out next year, Scott has also done the album art as usual. I know it might sound bias but these next few steps towards the new album are going to be really special, let us know what you think below, we love hearing from you all.
This has been one the most outstanding branding for a release/musician i’ve ever seen. The vision for Oneohtrix Point Never’s R Plus Seven album has pristine art direction touching on early 90′s european surrealism which I have a have such a soft spot for. The main stand out is this video by Takeshi Murata, if you haven’t seen it yet then I highly recommend it, its like still life 2.0.
Sure everyone knows the usual Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Castlevania, Zelda, Metroid, Jackal, Ninja Gaiden, Double Dragon, etc. What I come to realize is how much of an impact it made on enjoying certain sounds and being aware of them at such an early age. Well here it is, feel free to list what you think I missed in the comments, remember the key word is underrated.
5. Town & Country Surf Designs
The surf game no one could beat in my neighborhood, loved the loop and chord change, and the cover oh how great that cover was.
4. Super Dodge Ball – Kenya Theme
I remember playing this game for hours just to get to Kenya so I can hear those drums, that flute… wellllllll lets not talk about the flute.
3. Blades Of Steel
Oh those lower notes, I loved them, the kid in me would cry if I didn’t put a hockey game on this list so here you go you weird time traveling crybaby.
At 0:28 my child mind felt like it was glowing, made we worship delayed sounds every since.
1. Bad Dudes
It almost makes me tear up its soo good, I almost want to knock on my neighbors door now and ask him if he wants to go outside and play guns.
I try not to set too many guidelines when I put together a new mix, this one for Self-Titled Mag had a theme though which was remixes that weren’t dancefloor based. Over the years i’ve kept small playlists of tracks to use during mixes, tracks that I like to listen to when I work, or tracks that i’ll play out, this is definitely a home/work listen in a quiet space. I hope you all enjoy, remember Dettinger and Echospace are two of the most underrated music projects for relaxation, I couldn’t imagine my collection of music without them.
“‘Pouring Embers’ is a continuous 10-song playlist of remixes that might be overlooked because they aren’t dancefloor based. If I picked dancefloor favorite remixes this mix would have been for peak hour Berghain in Berlin or some cozy Scandinavian sea voyage. These deconstructions and reworks all have a certain concentration to them, a focus on release and a wandering curiosity because they explored the sounds that were given to them of a song that most likely picked out, that breakdown has always been fascinating compared to realigning percussion.”
“Pouring Embers” Tracklist
The Sight Below – The Sunset Passage (Biosphere Mix)
Deepchord – Vantage Isle (Echospace Spacial Dub)
Closer Musik – One Two Three No Gravity (Dettinger Mix)
WHITE RAINBOW – Gnar (remix of Gnar)
Standish/Carlyon – Nono/Yoyo (HTRK Remix)
Bell Orchestre – Water/Light/Shifts (Tim Hecker Remix)
Marumari – Untitled (L’usine remix)
Aphex Twin – On (U-Ziq Mix)
Sally Shapiro – Lives Together (The Field Remix)
Brian Eno & David Byrne – Help Me Somebody (Rollmottle Remix)
via Self-Titled Mag
CFCF has a monopoly on engaging clean repetitive music, this new single proves that.
I’m always impressed with DJ Koze’s direction on a remix, always far out editing and always puts in an honest effort of making something special.
This new single from DJs Pareja & Philipp Gorbachev from the Comeme crew is out of this world, its this fusion of culture that is still raw and fresh feel, i’m getting Germany tropical acid vibes, thats pretty impressive to pull off.
Mount Kimbie is rolling out remixers for their LP, this one from Detroit’s Kyle Hall touches on some great thinned out house essentials.