Author Archive: Steve Mizek

DJ Debriefing With Jason Kendig (Includes 8 Hour Mix)

Welcome to DJ Debriefing, a series of LWE features where we ask DJs about the music they’re actually playing, their processes, and their gear. Our latest interview subject is Jason Kendig, the San Francisco-based DJ best known as 1/4th of the Honey Soundsystem collective.

Little White Earbuds Presents Olin

In anticipation of his appearance at As You Like It’s February 7th event at Public Works, I finally took the opportunity to shine the spotlight on one of Chicago’s local heroes. Olin also provided LWE with a stellar podcast that highlights both his wide ranging taste and exceptional ability to tie these threads together in an engaging way.

Steve Mizek’s Year In Dance Music 2014

Since we’ve relaxed the pace of publishing, putting together a year-end chart seems more appropriate with 2014 fully in the rear-view mirror and with the benefit of more free time. Think of this untraditional “list” as not late but properly marinated.

LWE Interviews Marcus Mixx

LWE recently met up with Marcus Mixx, one of Chicago’s underground house heroes, to discuss the origins of his productions, his short stint managing Trax Records, and where he’s at today.

DJ Debriefing with John Osborn (Includes Exclusive Mix)

John Osborn reached out with an exclusive mix recorded at a secret location in Tokyo, so LWE decided to catch up with this sought after selector.

LWE Reviews Riverwest Fest 2014

Riverwest Fest debuted in Chicago this past weekend, and LWE’s editor-in-chief, Steve Mizek, was there to pay witness.

Larsson, Close To The River EP

Larsson’s Close To The River EP succeeds where its predecessors have fallen, integrating latent dub influences into strong house frameworks.

A open letter from LWE’s editor-in-chief

Hello everyone, You may have noticed recently that Little White Earbuds has been publishing less content on an irregular schedule. This is the shape of things to come here at LWE as we downshift from the hectic and increasingly unsustainable daily publication schedule we once kept. Publishing podcasts, reviews, and features when they’re ready as […]

LWE Podcast 200: Prosumer

There is no more suitable capstone for LWE’s podcast series than a mix from Prosumer, who rose to the occasion with a fun and funk filled 75 minutes I’ve been dreaming about since starting LWE.

Little White Earbuds Interview Francis Inferno Orchestra

LWE caught up with Francis Inferno Orchestra via email to learn about dealing with success, his new label, Superconscious Records, and leaving home.

LWE Podcast 199: Gerd Janson

Gerd Janson last spoke to LWE as part of a Talking Shop interview in 2010, and kindly carved out some time to chat with us again from his home in Lorsch. He offered insights on his soft touch A&R style, how his DJ/critic side influences the music he’s making, and his personal connection with every Running Back reissue. Janson also mixed together LWE’s 199th exclusive podcast, nearly 90 minutes of musical bliss we’ve been looking forward to for a long time.

Curator’s Cuts 36: Steve Mizek

LWE’s editor-in-chief Steve Mizek compiled Curator’s Cuts 36. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.

Golden Donna, II

The follow up to Golden Donna’s 2012 self-titled debut LP on 100% parent label, Not Not Fun Records, II has the potential to impress most people lucky enough to hear the cassette or snag it digitally.

Talking Shopcast with Acid Test

LWE reached out to find out where Acid Test label owner Oliver Bristow is coming from and where he’s aiming to go. Acid Test’s most frequent artist (and LWE fave) Tin Man returns to add a killer exclusive DJ mix, as well — Talking Shopcast 21.

Various Artists, Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 The Final EP

Dormant since 2008, Third Ear Recordings’ Detroit Beatdown various artist series returns for one last hurrah on Detroit Beatdown Vol. 2 The Final EP, featuring Mike Clark, Rick Wade, DJ T-1000, and Scott Ferguson.

DJ Koze, Amygdala Remixes II

Following reworks by Matthew Herbert and Efdemin, the second shift crew of Roman Fl├╝gel and Robag Wruhme continue to wring magic from DJ Koze’s originals at the same high caliber as their predecessors.

Community Corporation, The Salt Mines

Positioned as “a skewed history of events that never transpired,” Community Corporation’s The Salt Mines builds on classic Midwest techno/electro templates in unexpectedly compelling ways.

LWE Interviews Francis Harris

LWE interviewed Francis Harris via email to find out more about the thought process behind his complex sound design, which influences poked through on the album, and the ethos of his Scissor & Thread label.

Martyn, Vancouver (Head High Remix)

Having crossed paths previously in remix form when Martyn remixed Shed’s “Another Wedged Chicken” to great effect, Pawlowitz is perfectly positioned to return the favor under his bone crunching Head High alias on a new single released by 3024