At Home With LWE: 23rd October - 1-800 GIRLS TakeoverFri 23rd Oct
Taking over today’s At Home With blog is one of house music’s brightest newcomers, Jake Stewart aka 1-800 GIRLS.
With a background performing in various new wave inspired bands, it was a seamless transition to electronic music as Jake hit the ground running in 2017 with the huge self-released lofi hit ‘U, Me and Madonna'. Pushing a distinct sound rooted in lush, dreamy melancholy, the London-based artist has followed up with notable EPs on Clipp.art, Shall Not Fade and it’s sublabel, Lost Palms, where he enjoyed one of this summer's most standout releases, a sun-kissed 5-tracker titled ‘Slipping’.
Jake’s pick of mixes, releases and more include Otik, Omar S, Oneohtrix Point Never, Luke Abbott, Brian Eno and David Gibson.
Otik - Lobster Theremin Podcast
By far my favourite mix of 2020 so far, Otik’s lobster theremin podcast is an unforgettable hour of slick, high energy percussives packed full with all the emotion and drive I always crave from a set. He really blew me away with this one, I’ve listened countless times and still to this day wish it was longer! His production is also something really special, go check him out - one to look out for in the future 1000%!
Omar S - Cassette Mix, 1993
Who doesn’t love Omar S? It was hard not to pick this one, This mix is everything I’ve always loved about Omar S, sassy grooves, crispy drums & catchy vox. The perfect set to get your boogy on to. Timeless.
Oneohtrix Point Never - Long Road Home
Firstly wow, this track has maybe the best music video I’ve ever seen. It’s terrifying but beautiful at the same time, how often do you get to say that? The track itself I’ve had on repeat for the last month, Daniel Lopatin constantly amazes and I love the use of those classic Roland D50 string sounds in this. I’m also a sucker for a vocoder, so this one captivates me from start to finish, amazing.
Luke Abbott - Modern Driveway
I’ve been waiting for a chance to express my love for this song for a LONG time. This track is everything to me, Luke Abbott is one of my biggest influences in music and I listen to modern driveway at least once a month. Everything from the simplicity of it to the chord progressions and percussion in this track steal my heart, for a relatively short and layed back track it has so much meaning and movement. Every little detail adds to the progression perfectly and it just so damn more-ish, one to never get bored of.
David Gibson - A Visual Guide to Recording, Engineering and Production
THE BIBLE. I owe a lot to this book, I stumbled across it in my university library some time ago now but it is timelessly helpful and I constantly refer back to it. It essentially breaks down achieveing the perfect mixdown through visual representations, which makes everything so much easier to imagine and put to paper. Highly highly recommend for ALL producers old & new.
Brian Eno - The Studio As A Compositional Tool
The title speaks volumes really, Brian Eno has done so much for electronic music over the past 40+ years and this lecture really in my eyes is a must see for all producers no matter what genre. Despite being recorded in 1979 it’s still so relevant and unbelievably inspiring. Something to return to when you’re stuck in a writer’s block and want to break out of the mould - top tips!