NLV Records newest signee, Laces, returns with “The Ridge”; a heady second cut taken from his forthcoming EP Field Fallacy XVI due out on March 12th, 2021.
His debut, “Sunvocus”, gained traction across a multitude of online spaces with the track copping additions to Spotify playlists New Dance Beats, Top Shelf Electronic, Cellophane and Fresh Finds, and addition to Apple Music’s Glitch playlist.
“Sunvocus” also received support from triple j Unearthed, with reviews from Declan Byrne, Dave Ruby Howe and more describing the track as “[Hitting] with the impact of a perfectly timed R1 on a gunblade strike.” Laces’ second single “The Ridge”, marks a rapid shift in mood from “Sunvocus”, but one thing remains consistent – his meticulous production style.
Premiered by Mixmag, “The Ridge” takes on a more industrial sheen, weaving wonky flutes throughout a rich percussive tapestry. It’s absolutely relentless in nature as it never settles into one particular pace. Before you think you’re settled, he switches it up, finding new ways to recycle those chosen sounds through varying styles. It’s an effortlessly captivating blend that stutters, splutters and marches its way through a punchy three minutes. It’s a club-weapon for sure.
Laces has been quietly working his way across Australia’s underground for a few years now. As a producer, he’s forged a future-facing sound for himself that pushes the boundaries of modern sound production. As a curator, he’s a founding member of the Melbourne club night LONER, which has provided a physical space where like-minded individuals can gather and connect.
With previous releases on labels such as Tokyo’s TREKKIE TRAX and Sydney-based Sidechains, Laces’ tracks have been played out by artists like San Holo, Rui Ho and Former Hero.
He has previously supported the likes of Bladee, Thaiboy Digital and HI LIFE in shows across the country and through his part in LONER, he’s had a hand in booking acts such as Ninajirachi (NLV Records) 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.
Laces’ ’The Ridge’ is out now via NLV Records. His Field Fallacy XVI EP will be on March 12th, 2021.
Artwork by Oliva Rawlings & Savannah Fleming
Title: The Ridge
Written, Produced & Mixed by: Laces
Mastered by: Joker
Release Date: 04/02/2021
Label: NLV Records
Catalogue Number: NLVR0053