For LWE’s fourth year-end column, staff writer Michael C. Walsh collects ten essential downloads from the second half of 2012.
Reviving Two Dogs In A House, members Ron Morelli and Jason Letkiewicz present a monstrous odyssey of house/noise cross-pollination, raw machine funk and ominous soundscapes.
Label head Ron Morelli teams up with fellow New Yorker Lee Douglas as Bad News for a couple of brutalist drum-machine workouts on Real Bad News.
For our second 2Q Report, Chris Miller showcases 10 mixes from 2012 that have stood out from the surfeit of free mixes on offer.
Long Island Electrical Systems (L.I.E.S.) is exemplary of the private press label renaissance of recent years. LWE sat down with Morelli to discuss the label’s prolific last year and future plans, his straightforward A&R choices, and his feelings on New York’s contemporary club scene. He also contributed Talking Shopcast 15, an effortlessly diverse and eminently replayable mix recorded before his shift at A1 Records.