For LWE’s fourth year-end column, staff writer Michael C. Walsh collects ten essential downloads from the second half of 2012.
It’s not often that we’ll write up a repress here at LWE, especially when the original discs were released less than a decade ago, but then In the Dark is a pretty special collection of music.
After 20 years as a bastion of techno, both in Berlin and abroad, Tresor’s founder Dimitri Hegemann reflects on its background and history, how the Detroit-Berlin alliance was forged and his plans for the club and label’s future. LWE also interviewed Mike Huckaby, a longtime friend of the club who mixed the label’s 20 year anniversary compilation.
LWE’s landmark 50th podcast was lovingly crafted by Detroit maven, Mike Huckaby. Make sure to add it to your collection before it’s archived this Friday, June 10th.
Even if we could ignore all his considerable undertakings and accomplishments, Mike Huckaby would still be an LWE favorite for his refreshingly level-headed and thoughtful perspectives on the electronic music industry. We tried to coax a few of those out of him in the Q&A that follows, and we’re honored and thrilled to present, as LWE’s 50th podcast, an exclusive 78-minute mix from one of the crucial artists of our time.
On the reissue front, last year saw a new CD package of Basic Channel highlights, the Gas boxed set, and a repress of Model 500′s seminal Deep Space. Can 2009 match that? Six months in, looks like it just might.
Photo by Maximilien Brice [echospace [detroit]] It made perfect sense for echospace [detroit] to issue new remixes of Model 500′s immortal “Starlight” back in the summer of 2007. After all, Juan Atkins’ and Mortiz von Oswald’s 1995 original is a clear touchstone for the echospace sound, fusing the dubbed-out analog washes of Berlin’s Basic Channel [...]