LWE Podcast 149: Levon Vincent


Artwork by Sophia Drevenstam

From humble beginnings, Levon Vincent has grown into a force to be reckoned with. Starting his Novel Sound and Deconstruct (with Anthony Parasole) labels in 2008, their stamped white labels were borne out of economic reality instead of perceived style, pre-dating (and, together with WAX/Equalized, likely causing) the proliferation of stamped labels. The sounds etched in those grooves, however, are what has led Vincent to his present status on house music’s Mount Olympus — the first name the heads rattle off when asked who their favorite artists are. The gritty dub-techno of “Invisible Bitchslap,” the frisky, beat-down house of “These Games, the rain-dance rave of “Man or Mistress,” and the tender sing-along “I Owe You Everything” have all, among many others, solidified Novel Sound and Deconstruct as two of the most coveted labels in recent memory. Droves of techno heads immediately drop what they’re doing and go to the store right now when the newest ones come in and make Faustian deals for back-catalog issues. Keeping his releases close to home and few and far between, Vincent has etched out a space all his own in dance music and has pursued it with aplomb, most recently with his definitive CD for Fabric. It’s with great pleasure that we ring in the new year with Vincent at the helm for our 149th exclusive podcast: a journey through his record bag stocked with favorites new and old.

LWE Podcast 149: Levon Vincent (81:34)

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Tracklist:
01. Mark Ernestus, “Meets BBC” [Honest Jon's Records]
02. Shifted, “Trouble” [Mote Evolver]
03. Ryo Murakami, “Night Dew” [Baud]
04. Vtothed, “NYE Space Session” [White]
05. Radio Slave, “RJ” [Running Back]
06. Brothers Vibe, “Because Of You Dub” [Jersey Underground]
07. Manzel, “Manzel #001″ [Manzel]
08. Marcel Dettmann, “Push” [Ostgut Ton]
09. Prince of Denmark, “To the 50 Engineers” [Giegling Staub]
10. Levon Vincent, “???” [Novel Sound[
11. DJ Qu, "In This Society" [Strength Music]
12. DJ Qu, “Circuits” [Strength Music]
13. Los Niños “DIRTY”
14. Dario Zenker, “Works” [Vakant]
15. Gkahn, “Weird And Radical” [Semantica Records]
16. New World Aquarium, “Energy” [New Religion]
17. Ministry, “All Day”

What’s the idea behind the mix?

Levon Vincent: Just trying to start the new year right! Thanks for having me.

datzee  on January 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

thx LWE!!!

Rafa  on January 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Great great mix!

Ali McGlashan  on January 7, 2013 at 9:29 AM

What a great way to start the year, superb podcast!

croucous  on January 7, 2013 at 9:32 AM

that unknown promo track almost made me cry

the extremist  on January 7, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Great Levon, thank you for your music!!!

reid  on January 7, 2013 at 9:39 AM

great interview

the spy  on January 7, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Love it! Great artist, and in podcast great artists too!

Ney Faustini  on January 7, 2013 at 10:58 AM

YES!

DJ QU  on January 7, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Nice. always a job well done by Levon. Exciting.

SHODAN  on January 7, 2013 at 11:15 AM

great artist, great interview, great mix! much love to lwe & levon

Artefakt  on January 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Great artwork!

http://sdrevenstam.com/

Joey A  on January 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Perfecto

lerato  on January 7, 2013 at 12:13 PM

great one levon !!!!!

Eric  on January 7, 2013 at 1:23 PM

FAUSTIAN DEALS

Harry Sword  on January 7, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Proper.

Hugh  on January 7, 2013 at 4:48 PM

Yessssssss! It’s almost 4 years to the day since I heard levon’s mnml ssgs mix . The man still delivers the goods . Thanks Levon & thanks LWE

fader  on January 7, 2013 at 5:17 PM

big up for this LWE

steve kerr  on January 7, 2013 at 6:29 PM

impeccable

Parasole  on January 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Another beautiful mood!

sotek  on January 8, 2013 at 12:43 AM

proper mix & proper interview

Sabotage  on January 8, 2013 at 3:54 AM

That’s what I need! Great Set

Jen  on January 8, 2013 at 4:55 AM

superb!

clooooooom  on January 8, 2013 at 5:32 AM

What a treat.

Started listening to this on the way to work this morning. Was tempted to phone in sick, return home and spend the entire day listening to the Ernestus/BBC record.

AYBEE  on January 8, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Yessir

eric m  on January 8, 2013 at 8:24 AM

beautifully done mix LV!

Al Blayney  on January 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Very Nice Levon

enda  on January 8, 2013 at 11:33 AM

The man!

Scotty F  on January 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

SOLID!

Carolyn Zuppann  on January 8, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Levon, you’re a musical genius, for sure. Great set!

Pieter  on January 9, 2013 at 1:08 PM

…amazing, thanks a lot!

materialsecrets  on January 9, 2013 at 9:59 PM

hype live beautiful fresh amazing – welcome to 2013 – thank you mr l vincent for aaalll the music!

Ulterior  on January 10, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Crazy good!

Lil Hewie  on January 11, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Quality? A shame.

Brian  on January 11, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Rock solid. This had made my day!

Need to get some of this live this year.

Thanks Levon

Feel My Bums  on January 14, 2013 at 12:40 AM

This sounds so similar to a lot of the dark prog that was kicking around in the early 00′s (and was ridiculed by a lot of house/techno fans at the time)

Adam Nash  on January 15, 2013 at 8:33 AM

Anyone know the name of the unknown track and artist played around 53 minutes? It’s an absolute bomb…

mark  on January 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM

what the hell is that unknown track? damn…

stever  on January 16, 2013 at 4:21 PM

What’s the track ID at 53min? Cough up the info son

stever  on January 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Ok, we’re fools people, the unknown track is the man himself – Levon Vincent. Wait a year and it will come out.

Rob  on January 23, 2013 at 7:28 AM

After listening four times, it’s still class.

James  on February 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM
Paolo  on February 16, 2013 at 9:51 AM

“stever  on January 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Ok, we’re fools people, the unknown track is the man himself – Levon Vincent. Wait a year and it will come out.”

Came out this month =)

Francesco  on March 14, 2013 at 9:54 AM

there is a bit of confusion.. the awesome track is that of “Prince of Denmark”

Turm  on May 17, 2013 at 5:43 AM

That unknown track is Levon Vincent – ?? (Yes that’s actually the name.) Gonna play that little pearl tonight :D

Gianni  on June 18, 2013 at 11:04 AM

Great podcast, making techno sound like house or something

Mike  on October 24, 2013 at 3:55 AM

I think the file may be corrupted. Downloaded multiple times and it always freezes my media player. Also took a bit longer than usual to download…

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