If you want sensual synth weirdness, then the LA-based-duo Soft Metals is surely what you’re looking for. Melding Italo disco, krautrock, noise, techno and an overall feeling of fleeting intimacy, the twosome of Ian Hicks and Patricia Hall find a nice sound that’s easy to absorb and hard to pinpoint simultaneously. All these vibes and more are found in their new LP Lenses on the Brooklyn imprint of Captured Tracks, which has housed them since their 2010 EP, “The Cold World Melts”, and to say we at URB are excited to have them contribute a mix would be an understatement. Patricia took control of the decks for this exclusive podcast, entitling the “Disco Noche Mix”; and yeah it’s definitely a night-time mix but not just disco, thankfully. What Patricia achieves in this mix is a sonic journey through many wires, filters, stars and galaxies by including the likes of Legowelt, Steve Summers, Function and Silent Servant in the thick of it all; representing the vibrant and voracious sides of the electronic underground by getting as close to the abyss as humanly possible…except it’s like a sexy abyss…and it’s totally awesome. Check out the mix and tracklist, and grab someone closeby when you’re listening to this one.
There’s really not much to say about Legowelt and Xosar except that they’re a powerful analog-heavy dynamic duo. Separately, they’ve made some of the purest house and techno around, and together as Xamiga, they’re sure to burn up a dancefloor near you; especially with their LP coming soon on the always-reliable Rush Hour label. The twosome will be gracing Beyond Booking’s Summertime Rolls with a special session. Both Legowelt and Xosar will play solo live sets and play together under the umbrella of Xamiga to sweeten the pot for patrons on the floor. Support will be provided by Detroit native and veteran techno specialist, Patrick Russell. The all-ages affair will take place tomorrow, August 11th, and begin at midnight. Check out the flier down below for more info, as well as Legowelt & Xosar’s video for their latest release on the buzzing L.I.E.S. imprint; which will be released under the alias “Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui”.
Dutch electro producer Legowelt (the vintage kind of electro, not the main stage rave kind of electro) has released a surprise new album, The TEAC Life, for free download, with the modest request that folks who like what they here paypal him some euros.
“You can donate some $ or Euro… so I can buy more crap synthesizers to make stuff like this and repair my Juno 106,” the producer wrote on his website, where the download is being offered. A quick check of the preview streams (in case the free download is too cumbersom for some), reveals the sort of classic analog techno that Legowelt is known for via a decade of releases for labels like Bunker, Cocoon and Clone.
We recommend getting the album now and kicking in a few sheckles if for no other reason than …