For a few years now, Laces has been quietly working his way across Australia’s underground. As a producer, he’s forged a sound for himself that negates genre boundaries and in the process, challenges those sounds.With previous releases on labels such as Tokyo’s TREKKIE TRAX and Sydney-based Sidechains, Laces’ tracks have found their way onto the USB’s of artists like San Holo, Rui Ho and Former Hero.
He made his NLV Records debut at the end of 2020 with ‘Sunvocus’, a catastrophically glitchy club track that cycles its way through varying moods and energies with ease – like an overly compressed Instagram ad on steroids.
As a curator, he’s played a part in establishing a community through being a founding member of the Melbourne club night LONER, which has provided a physical space where like-minded individuals can gather and connect.
Through his part in LONER, he’s had a hand in booking acts such as fellow NLV Records signee Ninajirachi and Genick (RIP UKG), as well as overseeing the launch of Loner Online: a virtual reality club night that has seen the likes of T5umut5umu, Masayoshi Iimori and Six Impala perform.
He has previously supported the likes of Bladee, Thaiboy Digital and HI LIFE in shows across the country.
Laces will be releasing his Field Fallacy XVI EP via NLV Records later in the year.
Photo by Rochelle Flack.