DJ, producer & party curator Laces signs to NLV Records and makes his debut 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.
This single is taken from his forthcoming EP Field Fallacy XVI due out early next year via NLV Records.
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. 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.
His intuitive style of forward-thinking production takes centre stage on “Sunvocus”.
Collected chaos brings all elements of “Sunvocus” together. Opening with glitchy vocal samples, an arpeggiator eases us into the chaos – kind of like dipping your toes in the water to get a feel for it before you’re thrust headfirst into the cold mayhem. Relentless percussive stabs are accented by chopped and
pitched up vocal samples, creating a rich tapestry of hyper-processed sounds and sheens.
Laces continually keeps us guessing throughout this one, never settling on one particular mood, but always looking for a way to push forward. The track’s hyper-processed sound is described best by Laces himself:
“I get so many ads on my feed for obscure mobile games and some of them are kinda sick so I wanted this track to sound like it could be the soundtrack to an overly compressed Instagram ad for a Korean gacha mobile game that you won’t remember the name of”.
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 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’ “Sunvocus” is out now via NLV Records.
Keep an eye out for his Field Fallacy XVI EP due for release early 2021.
Written, Produced & Mixed by: Laces
Mastered by: Joker
Release Date: 11/11/2020
Label: NLV Records
Catalogue Number: NLVR0050