Author Archive: Steve Kerr

Gesloten Cirkel, Submit X

Submit X, the debut album from Gesloten Cirkel, works because it balances the impulses of hooky club (or car) music with implicitly bleak worldviews.

Jonsson/Alter, Brevet Hem

Jonsson/Alter celebrate the poppiness of last year’s “Brevet Hem” with a 7″ containing “Radio” and dub mixes that will tickle their biggest fans.

LWE Curator’s Cuts 35: Steve Kerr

LWE staff writer Steve Kerr compiled Curator’s Cuts 35. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.

The Central Executives, A Walk in the Dark

The Central Executes mix the anarchic and the modern on their debut LP, A Walk In The Dark.

Erika, Hexagon Cloud RMXD 2.0

This second remix package for Erika’s Hexagon Cloud finds Donato Dozzy, Patrick Russell, Outer Space, and Israel Vines taking her originals deeper into space.

Aurora Halal, Passageway

Passageway follows up a split Aurora Halal did with the producer Haron on Dutch label BAKK, and mints the label branch of Mutual Dreaming.

Joey Anderson, After Forever

After Forever, Joey Anderson’s debut album, showcases much of what sets him apart from his Tri-State Area peers.

Garnier, AF 0490

Like Gerd’s Geeeman project, Laurent Garnier’s AF 0490 applies a big-room approach to its stripped-down, utilitarian inspiration.

Serious Trouble, Serious Trouble

Serious Trouble, German producer Benedikt Frey’s new self-released 12”, is a distinct and divergent release.

Alex Israel, A Man Of Qualities EP

A Man of Qualities, Alex Israel’s latest for Creme Organization, works with a rawer palette but maintains the Detroit producer’s melodic advantages.

Seixlack, Seu Lugar É O Cemitério

Seixlack continues Brazilian label 40% Foda/Maneirissimo’s streak of singular artists.

Leisure Muffin, Clay Wilson, The Bunker New York 001 & 002

The first two releases from The Bunker’s newly launched label — by Leisure Muffin and Clay Wilson — stay true to the sonic ideals of their infamous parties.

Juju & Jordash, Waldorf Salad / Third Planet From Altair

Juju & Jordash’s Waldorf Salad / Third Planet From Altair is a reminder that the duo is just as good when they play it straight.

Earthen Sea, Mirage

Daniel “Ital” Martin-McCormick begins releasing other artists on his Lovers Rock label, starting with former Mi Ami bandmate, Jacob Long aka Earthen Sea.

LWE’s 5 Overlooked Facets of 2013

For LWE’s second year-end column, staff writer Steve Kerr pulls out five overlooked artists and releases that didn’t get their due this year.

Various Artists, Earth Tones 5

Soul People Music boss Fred P. curates one of these EPs every year, but in 2013 we’re being treated to two, this one featuring Beat Pharmacy, Esther Duijn, Lapien, and Fred himself.

MGUN, Blunt Run

On Blunt Run, MGUN pays vivacious tribute to his city’s pre-techno primordial soup: the nebulous sound of “The Electrifying Mojo,” Jeff Mills as The Wizard, “The New Dance Show,” and “The Scene.”

Spike, Orange Cloud Nine

Recorded nearly 30 years ago, the material on Spike’s Orange Cloud Nine exemplifies how the open expectations of being your own boss can equal special results.

Ron Morelli, Spit

Ron Morelli is well-known for his love of Chicagoan ghetto house and the crunchy, New York “graffiti techno” promoted by the likes of Adam X and Frankie Bones in the 1990s, and both of these influences are central across Spit.