The purveyor of all things dark, Steve Lawler resurrects his legendary ‘Lights Out’ series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its inception.
Steve Lawler is set to release ‘Lights Out - Decade’, the fourth instalment of his revered mix series, this time on his own VIVa MUSiC imprint.
Comprised of a series of exclusive releases and Lawler re-edits, ‘Decade’ is an exercise in artistic excellence, and confirms Steve as an artist still at the forefront of the electronic music scene.
Never one to rest on his laurels, Steve Lawler returns with his signature deep, dark and percussive sound. Staying true to the concept of previous instalments of the Lights Out series, Lawler once again brings the darker, grittier side of the dance-floor into the spotlight.
And making the release truly unique, the track selection features a series of exclusive releases, with many being subjected to the tried and tested Lawler re-editing process. This, explains Lawler, is an approach that will make the release a unique listening experience.
"In this day and age, a mix compilation needs to be special in some way, as DJ mixes are freely available all over the internet.
So my plan was to have as many tracks as possible exclusive to this album, being released no-where else but here. That along with every single track being re-edited or re-arranged makes this in some ways more than just a mix compilation.
I want my fans to get a mix of tracks that are unique to its own arrangement and composition... when you buy the tracks as singles people will get the original version of the track which in some cases may sound very different.
Only with the version on this mix will they get my re-arranged versions - this is, and always has been, the tradition of my Lights Out albums" - Steve Lawler
And with a tracklisting that features some of the finest established and upcoming producers, it is apparent that Steve has his finger on the pulse today, as much as he did with each of the preceding ‘Lights Out’ mixes.
Noteworthy highlights are Davide Squillace’s remix of Audiofly’s track ‘Fela’ with it’s dark hypnotic vocals and chugging rhythm. Berlin based Frivolous is also featured with ‘Ostalgia’ and its wonderful combination of harmony and deep bass.
Steve also employs fellow groove assassins The Martinez Brothers with there track ‘Issshhh’, whilst an El Baile remix of Christopher Groove Vs Brothers Vibe ‘Juan Pachanga’, which naturally adds that Latin vibe.
A fantastically thought out and well rounded mix compilation from one of the scenes leading lights. So make sure you turn off the lights, and enjoy in the ambience in which it’s creator intended…
...Lights down and Light up
1. Lights Out Decade Intro Part 1
2. Livio & Roby - Moduri - Vakant
3. Portfolio - Hatton Gardens - VIVa MUSiC
4. Lauhaus - Poison (Anton Pieete & Bart Skills Remix) - We Dig
5. Samuel Dan - I Don't Need It - Sincopat
6. Audiofly - Fela (Davide Squillace Simple Chaos Remix) - Get Physical Music
7. Amir - Imperial Moments - Trapez Ltd
8. Ray Roc & Gabe Ramos - Your Soul - VIVa MUSiC
9. Little Fritter - Bubbling Bafoon - Affin
10. Ralph Sliwinski - Minomess - Moon Harbour
11. Frivolous - Ostalgia - Cadenza
12. Peter Bailey & Richie Santana - Inside Out (PBRS Mindcontrol Mix) - VIVa MUSiC
13. David Lara - Beats & Scratches - VIVa MUSiC
14. Omid S - Osaluna - Rapid Fire
15. Adam Port feat Daniel Wilde - Basement - Moon Harbour
16. Steve Nash - Safari Der Bunten Vogel - VIVa MUSiC
17. Cristobal Paz - Dubongo (Franco Cinelli Remix) - Esperenza
1. Lights Out Decade Intro Part 2
2. Sasch BBC & Caspar - Give Me a Direction - VIVa MUSiC
3. Alfredo Mena - Yeah - VIVa MUSiC
4. Ralph Berr - A Beat of Common Sense - VIVa MUSiC
5. The Martinez Brothers - Issshhh - Objekivity
6. Santé & Thomilla - Got You (Amir Remix) - Bouq
7. David Lara - 3 Minutes - VIVa MUSiC
8. Richie Santana - Lower East Side - VIVa MUSiC
9. Kaiserdisco - Amalfino (2000 and One & DJ Madskillz Remix) - MBF
10. Lauhaus - Poison - We Dig
11. Christopher Groove Vs Brothers Vibe - Juan Pachanga (El Baile) Remix - Mixx Records
12. The Machine V's Jonathan Cowan - Sultan - VIVa MUSiC
13. Adam Port - Tell You - Moon Harbour
14. Ambos & Profound - Clarinda - VIVa MUSiC
15. BNZO - Moonshake - VIVa MUSiC