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LWE’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

For our last year-end list, LWE’s staff have selected and highlighted our top 10 albums of 2013. With this we begin a well-earned break and will return to our regular publication schedule on January 6th, 2014.

2Q Reports 2013: Albums

For our first 2Q Report of 2013, staff writer Brandon Bussolini provides and overview of the five most essential albums of the year thus far.

Sandwell District, Fabric 69

[Fabric] “Sandwell District is dead” — except when they’re not. Since their watershed moment a couple years ago — which is tough to define, but probably around Feed-Forward — Sandwell District has come to embody much more than just a label. The notion of a collective à la Basic Channel seems particularly apropos, as the […]

Function, Incubation

Dave Sumner’s more than 16 years in the trenches of techno and house have prepared him to make Incubation, his first solo album — is a beacon of timeless techno and stellar mixing.

LWE Interviews Function

As Function emphasized repeatedly during this candid chat with LWE’s Jordan Rothlein — a conversation touching on New York and Berlin, the allure of vinyl DJing, and some tantalizing hints of what his debut solo album may hold — his story is one of continual evolution.

Sandwell District, Feed-Forward

Feed-Forward is a defining statement about modern-day techno, assimilating existing tropes and narratives from all contributors’ recent and not so recent back catalogs to forge a new identity.

LWE’s Top 10 Downloads (From the Second Half) of 2010

Various Artists, Sandwell District Sampler Single One/Two

With two new multi-artist sampler singles, apparently appetizers for their forthcoming collective album, Sandwell District reveal even more depth to their artistic vision.

N/A, Variance Edits

Where is the original version of “Variance”? What about “Variance II”? Who is N/A (or is the artist’s name just “not available”)? Thing is, the original artist’s name doesn’t really matter; the only name that does is Sandwell District. They’ve always had a penchant for facelessness, and with the recent release of the “Variance Edits” over two pieces of vinyl they’ve gone a step further into anonymity. But you always know where you stand with Sandwell District, and here they give you exactly what you ordered: “True. Techno. Music.”

Function, Anticipation

[Sandwell District] The label Sandwell District has always been a mixed bag. In an RA profile, label keystone Function, (or Dave Sumner of NYC if anonymity’s not your thing), explained that Sandwell release are selected by any of the artists involved. So the aesthetic values put forward can therefore have as much to do with […]