LAMP Weekly Mix #13 feat. MR PUZL

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LAMP Weekly Mix #13

This was such a pleasure to put together for you guys this week, and hopefully I get invited by PZB to come back soon and do another one!

Tracklist:
Blindspot (Maribou State Remix) – Submotion Orchestra
Trace (Original Mix) – Midland
Dragon Smoke – Sona Vabos
If You Say – Wax Romeo
Promesses (Original Mix) – Tchami feat. Kaleem Taylor
Knee Deep in Louise (Original Mix) – Hot Since 82

Enjoy,
MR PUZL

LAMP Track of the Day feat. Tchami, Wax Romeo, and Hot Since 82

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Back to back triple track of the day posts you say? Yes, I know we spoil you…and we also are running out of days this week!

If You Say – Wax Romeo

You need some soul and disco in your life? Well, Wax Romeo is here to satisfy that pleasure. I want to hang out with this guy that is all I know, and until I do I refuse to do a formal write up of him. For now enjoy some of his tumblr shenanigans. Oh yeah and everyone has to eat shit at some point in their lives.

Promesses feat. Kaleem Taylor – Tchami

If you haven’t heard him already, you’ve probably been stranded on a small island with no human contact, but Tchami is blazing some serious trails under the banner that he calls Future House. The Parisian producer’s otherwordly sounds are garnering attention from all corners of house, even the big room progressive types like Martin Garrix wanted in on the action. This particular track really spoke to me because of it’s intro and that first drop…so damn clean. Tchami has clearly spent time perfecting his sound techinically and as he says in his interview with Do Androids Dance, “it’s not a matter of age but maturity”.

Knee Deep in Louise (Original Mix) – Hot Since 82

Not going to bother intro’ing this guy, but I will say this track is still one of my favorites of his and I’m very grateful that I was able to work it into my mix this week. I’ve been hot since 83 so he’s really only got a year on me right? Ha! Here’s to hoping!

Enjoy,
MR PUZL

LAMP Tracks of the Day feat. Maribou State, Midland and Sona Vabos

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So I’m calling out my homie PZB for being a lazy ass, and having me sub in mid-week for some tracks of the day. J/K buddy!

In truth he and his new cohort Mr. Millar have been VERY busy smashing some track together and working on a bunch of new material. They just played a great set at Exchange last weekend, and are opening for a very special Dirtybird guest Dj next Tues. Also stay tuned next Monday for a new rework their dropping on This Song is Sick.

Anyway, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do so here are 3 tracks that I’ve been really digging these last couple weeks and have found their way into my weekly mix.

Blindspot (Maribou State Remix) – Submotion Orchestra

Before I go on about Maribou State, we need to talk about Submotion Orchestra because these cats are extremely talented and I’ve been dying to see them live. Hailing from Leeds, England this seven piece ensemble have produced a series of great albums which I highly recommend. Their lead vocalist Ruby has a mesmerizing voice that can swim through a sea of melodic rhythms, dance seamlessly through a canter of percussions, and captivate the listener through every track. The entire band are symbiotic in their composition of every song, and I’m personally drawn to a solid percussionist and having 2 like Tommy and Danny makes this band ever more impressive.

Maribou State are two gents from Herefordshire (as they fondly refer to it – the Shire) that without ever meeting them seem like the two chillest guys on the planet. Their affinity for beautifully crafted ambient sounds, layered with simple beats and mixed with abstract vocal samples make it very difficulty to put your headphones down. It’s no wonder they decided to try their hands at remixing a Submotion Orchestra track. If it hasn’t been done already, what a show it would be to have them on stage together.

Trace – Midland

Another track from last year that has made it’s way into my mix this week is by the very talented and eclectic Midland. It seems I have also been drawn to England today for my sources of musical inspiration; I digress. The producer has a plethora of timeless mixes on behalf of XLR8R to the progressive thinking Boiler Room series. To really get a good understanding of Midland I highly recommend reading the interview on RA by Kristan J Caryl.

Dragon Smoke – Sona Vabos

I have to be honest, I was a little reserved about sharing this track by Sona Vabos, but that’s just downright selfish!! I know very little about this producer from London, and have been trying to figure out if his name was an anagram from something. Well if he feels inclined to a little interview with PUZL Magazine or our LAMP crew we’d love to know more about him. But for now his music can certainly speak for him! Oh and shout out to Main Course for this gem.

Enjoy,
MR PUZL