Listen to “LAX ” (Matt Tolfrey & Lazaro Casanova feat. Nikko Gibler) as the first track on Visionquest’s awesome, brand new feature mix for Mixmag. Great great set guys! Thanx for supporting. Big hug! Click the image above to listen!
Go get a six pack of Fat Tire.
Sit on your favourite couch.
Click on the image above.
The perfect way to enjoy this Sunday afternoon.
OUT OCTOBER 10th 2011
(Los Angeles) As announced last week, one of my tracks has been selected for Culprit’s upcoming various artist compilation “Above The City”. Originally scheduled for release on Sept. 21st. I have been informed that the OFFICIAL release date will be October 10th 2011. The compilation features tracks by Clovis, Lula Circus, Death On The Balcony, Mark Chambers & Soho, Nico Lahs, Seth Troxler & Lee Curtiss, Anthony Collins and myself.
The compilation has been named “Above The City” in reference to Culprit’s notorious Standard Rooftop parties. Which by the way will be coming to an end (FOR THE SEASON) on October 2nd 2011. On decks and gear will be none others than Martin Buttrich (Desolat/Cocoon), Jozif (Wolf+Lamb/Compost) and label-heads Droog (Culprit/Crosstown Rebels).
That’s what you get when you have more fun than you really should. That’s how good it was! lol =) So I hope to see everyone there again so we can get wwwwrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkeeeeeeeeeeeeedddddddddddddd!
Culprit’s first Various Artists compilation has had a two-year genesis. “Above The City” is a meticulously assembled collection providing a sonic blueprint to a maturing label realizing its musical identity. Joined by the same idea and feeling are some of the most promising young producers around – from Los Angeles’ own Clovis and Nikko Gibler, Londoners Marc Chambers & Soho, Leeds’ rising stars Death on The Balcony through to the Italian contingent of Lula Circus and Nico Lahs, anchored by the experience of label old friends Lee Curtiss & Seth Troxler and Anthony Collins.
Deliberately released at the tail-end of the label’s summer rooftop party season, Culprit Sessions, this collection embodies the atmosphere of the imprint’s revered Sunday afternoon rooftop parties. A few golden hours of revelry, betwixt day and night, where friends, lovers and music take on ethereal warmth. The release of “Above The City” is a poignant conclusion to and celebration of Culprit’s most exciting party season to date.
“Above The City’s” track order is sequenced to provide a snapshot of an imagined Culprit Sessions soundtrack. A musical guide to the progression of a Sunday afternoon party, which starts out eclectic and jazzy, moves through to deep and dubby, before picking up energy as the dancefloor fills.
Culprit’s vibe is one that has resonated with producers around the world. Some are new to Culprit and have never traveled to LA, others have played Culprit’s parties and been frequent guests of the label. But all have taken inspiration from Culprit and channeled this in their own unique ways. The result is a compilation of tracks flush with individuality, that collectively evoke the close of a California summer.
I love this new album. These guys from Chicago are the real deal. Heavily influenced by glam artists like T-Rex or Bowie, their new “Dye It Blonde” is just a great listening experience overall. According to Spin Magazine, they are currently on tour with MGMT. You should try to catch them live.
(The album is officially released tomorrow, but you can hear it all on the player below.) Enjoy ya’llll!