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Pearson Sound, HES026

David Kennedy makes his triumphant return with HES026, drawing on his skill for spacious, innovative rhythms and sparse, starkly touching melodies for one of his most focused and effective records to date.

2Q Reports 2013: Downloads

For LWE’s third 2Q Report, staff writer Michael C. Walsh sorts out ten of the year’s best downloads so far.

Win Two Tickets to See Pearson Sound @ Smart Bar on April 25th

LWE and Smart Bar are thrilled to welcome David Kennedy, better known as Pearson Sound, back to Chicago on April 25th. This extraordinarily talented DJ/producer, who also helps run Hessle Audio, will be supported by Jeff Pietro (Borrowed Language) and LWE’s own Steve Mizek (also of Argot/Tasteful Nudes). Want to check out the show for […]

Joy Orbison, Boddika & Pearson Sound, Faint

For this third release on their SunkLo imprint, Joy Orbison and Boddika recruit Pearson Sound in a move that nearly crippled the internetÂ’’s hype machine upon its announcement.

Win 2 tickets for Pearson Sound @ Smart Bar

Brace yourselves, Chicago, we’re about to get flooded with excellent shows at Smart Bar. While the deluge begins this weekend (Craig Richards and Mister Saturday Night? We’ll be there), the biggest block opens with Pearson Sound on Thursday, January 19th. LWE is here to hook you up with two guest list spots to what is […]

LWE 2Q Reports 2011: Live Performances

For our third 2Q Report, Andrew Ryce reaches back into his memory for his five favorite live performances of 2011 so far.

LWE Interviews David Kennedy (Pearson Sound/Ramadanman)

After years spent releasing forward-thinking and consistently genre-defying music, 2010 was the year where David Kennedy’s name never seemed to leave the lips of critics and consumers alike. LWE caught up with Kennedy to chat about the CD, vinyl in general, and exactly how much free time he has left.

Pearson Sound, Blanked/Blue Eyes

David Kennedy chose to end 2010 in the same way he ended in 2009 — sneaking out a twelve on his own Hessle Audio label under his Pearson Sound alias.

Pearson Sound, Down With You/Higher

David Kennedy’s first Pearson Sound transmission of 2010, the inaugural release for Darkestral Galaxicos, could potentially be the work of a different artist, containing two of his fastest, most rigid tracks to date.

Ramadanman/Pearson Sound, Revenue/PLSN

That David Kennedy is only 21 years old may come as a surprise to those who’ve seen all the man has achieved. He’s the co-founder of Hessle Audio, a label experimenting all across the dubstep axis while keeping the sound firmly planted on the dance floor. He’s at the top of his game as a DJ with a packed tour schedule and equally packed sets, containing everything from techno to Ludacris. More importantly, he’s a producer whose diverse work defies even his fans predictions for what he might release next. It could be the punishing simplicity of “Blimey,” the sunny, entrancing vibes of “Humber” or his explorations in house with Appleblim. His latest 12″s, “Revenue” for 2nd Drop and “PLSN” for Hessle Audio as Pearson Sound, Kennedy again draws influence from disparate sources while sounding like little else out there.

Various Artists, All Night Long EP’s 1 & 2

Dubstep may have found a novel approach to its inherent darkness and sparseness in techno; might there be an alternate path, though, one in which dubstep finds less subterranean manifestations in the dapper grooves of house? Aus Music, the debonair and slightly experimental tech-house imprint founded by Will Saul and Fin Greenall, answered in the affirmative with its recent and astounding Appleblim & Komonazmuk rework of (Greenall-fronted) Sideshow’s “If Alone.” The label continues its genre-melding trek with two new EPs of exclusive tracks from All Night Long, Saul’s new mix celebrating Aus’s twentieth release. Though never quite reaching the sublime heights of “If Alone,” Saul has curated four generally strong sides of house music in flux.