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Laces – Puer

Melbourne producer Laces shares his latest EP Puer, a foray into experimental sounds. This release sees Laces depart from the hard-hitting rave sound that formed his previous single ‘ei09k,’ entering new territory that is minimal, delicate and constantly unexpected.

The EP opens with ‘O.E Logistics,’ a kinetic soundscape of organic textures that bend and break, transitioning effortlessly into the lead single ‘BORING!’ featuring Sydney producer Grasps. Digitised vocals drip with attitude against minimal, industrial production.

Tracks ‘Olce IV’ and ‘Vertoak Soft Industries (feat. Grasps)’ call back to the crystal soundscape and underground club sounds of his debut EP ‘Field Fallacy XVI.’ Puer concludes with the warm, orchestral ‘Gift of Fruit,’ a testament to Laces bold evolution as an electronic producer.

For Laces Puer is “the culmination of my time spent lurking city streets after club shows once I had moved into the heart of Melbourne,” capturing the “eerie colossal emptiness navigating my way home.”

He shares that the noise beds within the tracks, “help create a sense of space that reflected what it was like to traverse blunt and lifeless metropolitan areas.”

Laces is a mainstay across Australia’s electronic underground, negating and challenging genre boundaries.

Laces released his debut EP FIELD FALLACY XVI on Nina Las Vegas’ label NLV Records in 2021, swiftly followed by his club-centric remix EP FIELD FALLACY HAPTICSLaces spearheaded the hardstyle revival within online music communities and Naarm’s underground club scene. The same year, leading single ‘The Ridge’ was featured prominently in the iPhone 13 Pro advertising campaign across in-store billboards and social media. Laces concluded 2021 with a nationwide tour, further solidifying Laces’ place in the Australian dance scene.

Continuing to evolve his sound, Laces explored new sonic territories in 2022 with tracks like ‘Pace,’ featuring UK-based Illegal Data producer TEEN, a dreamy composition of fluttering percussion, and ‘ei09k,’ a brutish club synth opera. He also collaborated with fellow electronic artists Ninajirachi, Kenta204, Scan, and Sus1er.As a DJ, Laces has spent countless nights commanding dance floors all over the world, from dark basements to park raves. He has previously supported the likes of Bladee, Thaiboy Digital,μ-ZiqMechatok, Umru, Jamesjamesjames, Iglooghost,Blood of AzaKavari,Nammy Wams and Mike Midnight.

Laces’ five track EP Puer is out everywhere NOW on NLV Records.