At Home With LWE: 28th MayThu 28th May
Thursday’s At Home With selection are in. A heavy dose of techno featuring the likes of Amelie Lens, Regis, Carl Cox, Sama’, Luke Slater, Surgeon and Lady Starlight.
Sama' - XLR8R Podcast Mix
The pioneering Palestinian sensation pushing Middle Eastern techno to the forefront of the new wave of electronic music, Sama’s rise to the top is one of the most inspiring success stories in recent memory. While her official Junction 2 debut will have to wait another year, we are excited to announce that she will instead be joining us in the virtual world with an exclusive set at J2v on Saturday 6th June. For a taste of what to expect, here is a stunning recent techno voyage for the renowned XLR8R mix series.
Carl Cox - F.A.C.T (1995) Mix
From the future of techno to one of the originators, Carl Cox is a man who’s been there from the very start. A true musical ambassador and an ever present force of the underground, there’s few people on Earth who have had such an impact on the global scene as Carl Cox. This 1995 mix for F.A.C.T is another timeless techno traverse from the master.
Regis - Everything is Ahead of Us
Another long standing pillar of UK techno, Regis has had one of the busiest starts to the year. After reissuing 2 of his classic albums, the Downwards boss is back with a brand new 9-tracker titled Hidden In This Is The Light That You Miss. An inward looking, slower paced expression of his current influences, the release is a welcoming surprise from Regis. One highlight is this stripped back, warehouse chugger.
Amelie Lens - Nel
Belgian techno powerhouse Amelie Lens has had a meteoric rise over the last 5 years. Recruited by Pan-Pot in 2016, the Antwerp native quickly carved out her own lane with a distinct full throttle, acid drenched, untamed style, giving launch to Lenske Records and starting the famed Exhale party series. One of the hits from her breakout year is this early morning bass driven floater, Nel.
Luke Slater - Air Podcast
Another staple of the techno world, Luke Slater recently curated the monumental 15th anniversary edition of Berghain's legendary Ostgut Ton mix series along with exclusive re-edits, deconstructions and rebuilds from their infamous back catalog. He sat down with AIR to talk about the iconic release, his longevity in the music business and uncertainty of the current climate.
Surgeon & Lady Starlight Live At Mysteryland 2016
Rounding off today’s picks is the all modular get together of two of techno’s most distinguished stars. Surgeon and Lady Starlight are notorious proponents of the Detroit influenced loopy, minimal style with a special soft spot for the rugged, heavy hitting, industrial edge. Having met after a Lady Gaga concert, who Lady Starlight opened for, the pair were predictably an instant click and went on to deliver some scandalous live shows across Europe.