Author Archive: Steve Mizek

DJ Debriefing with Edward

In anticipation of his gig at Smart Bar this Saturday alongside Oskar Offermann, we spoke with Edward about the records which make his sets special for himself and his audiences.

Terrence Parker feat. Reno Ka, Finally – Part 1

Planet E is the third label to release Terrence Parker’s Finally, but also the best of the bunch with a Louie Vega remix and C2 edit.

LWE Interviews Schwarzmann

LWE caught up with Henrik and Frank via Skype to discuss the roots of the project, why they value improvising, and if or when we can expect Schwarzmann releases.

Hugh Mane, Spectra Sonics EP

It says a lot about our current climate that listening to Hugh Mane’s Spectra Sonic EP didn’t immediately convince me of its age: three particularly reverent house tracks which are entirely relevant today.

DJ Debriefing: DVS1

In advance of back to back gigs at Output NYC this weekend, LWE got in touch with DVS1 to have a peek in his record bag and thumb drives.

LWE Podcast 173: Steven Tang

Little White Earbuds took the opportunity to interview Steven Tang in Chicago, learning more about what’s given him the drive to make it as a full time artist. He also mixed together LWE’s 173rd exclusive podcast, 60 minutes of luscious house and techno, both new and old.

ItaloJohnson, ITJ 07

The three untitled tracks on ItaloJohnson’s ITJ 07 are exemplary of what distinguishes satisfying DJ tools from the generic hordes.

Todd Osborn, 303 / 909

Todd Osborn’s first 12″ in a few years also arrives courtesy of 7777303/909 and is rooted in the familiar pleasures of classic gear with a few twists.

LWE Podcast 165: Jimpster

LWE reached out to Jimpster to discuss how the new album came about, some of the most potent recent trends in dance music, and the depths of his A&R practices. He also delivered LWE’s 165th exclusive podcast, a wide-reaching and thoroughly entertaining summary of the sounds which have made Jimpster such an enduring presence.

LWE Interviews John Tejada

LWE spoke with John Tejada to find out more about his frequent collaborations, the quality control mechanisms of this prolific producer, and how his new live show finds him reworking parts of his back catalog.

DJ Sprinkles, Where Dancefloors Stand Still

DJ Sprinkles’ Where Dancefloors Stand Still is a particularly refreshing mix whose astoundingly on-point selections sequenced just so could redefine what listeners should expect from the mix CD format.

It’s You: The History of a Chicago House Classic

Watching the unfolding spectacular success of FCL’s cover version of “It’s You,” originally by Chicago duo E.S.P., made LWE curious to dive deep into the song behind it all and what’s happened since.

LWE Podcast 156: The Black Madonna

Standing as a shining example of how outsiders are the true insiders in dance music, LWE sat down with Veirge-Noire to discuss the paths that brought her here, why disco is so dear to her, and what the future holds for her.

Download of the Week: The Sonic Aesthetic, Mendicant Adventures

This week’s download is from the production debut of International Feel Recordings’ labelhead Mark Barrott: a slo-mo deep house workout.

Agnès, Jedi House EP

Agnès starts off 2013 with an unexpectedly robust offering, the five track Jedi House EP for Vitalik Recordings, which hues closely to his established sound.

Crazy P, Heartbreaker (Remixes)

If any track on Crazy P’s most recent LP deserved its own record it’s “Heartbreaker,” and it comes paired with new takes by buzzed about producers Huxley and Mark E.

Matti Turunen, Elokuu EP

The Elokuu EP shifts the nostalgic tones and analogue drum sounds applied in Matti Turunen’s electro tracks into more house compatible arrangements.

How Not To Treat Women In Nightclubs

We’ve all heard stories about women enduring the kind intoxicated harassment club-going brings; some have dealt with it personally. So with the help of friends and peers, I’ve assembled a quick guide of How Not To Treat Women In Nightclubs.

Francis Inferno Orchestra, Astral Breeze EP

This 21-year-old producer has already come a long way since his first release arrived in 2010, a fact made plainly evident by his first solo record of 2012, the Astral Breeze EP for Fina Records.