Lane 8 – Don’t Want You Back
Giving the genre of your track as “Neil Tennant” as USA’s Lane 8 did amused me. If fact, Don’t Want You Back isn’t terribly PSB sounding. It’s a richer synth concoction with lightly warped vocals. Very much in the same vein as The Magician’s mix of electronic pop, blissed disco and sultry nights. Hardly surprising that this has featured on The Magician’s Magic Tape 23 (track #2). The track really grows on you and is now available for free download.
And to learn a bit more, he’s done Ted’s Top Ten Quiz:
1. Weatherall or Oakenfold? Ready…steady….go.
2. Dance or Indie? Destroy Rock ‘n Roll.
3. Synthesisers or real instruments? Nothing beats a skilled player on a real instrument.
4. Mimas or Enceladus [Saturn moons]? Enceladus (potential for life trumps Death Star look-alike).
5. Coffee or beer? Coffee.
6. The Magician or Jody Wisternoff? Oh wow, good one. “Lassoo” is one of my all time favorites, but I’m picking the Magician based on body of work.
7. Neil Tennant or Chris Lowe? Tennant; the “maybe if you’re with me we’ll do some shopping” line from ‘Left To My Own Devices’ makes me giggle every single time I hear it.
8. San Francisco 49ers or San Francisco Giants? Niners. But watching the Giants’ 2010 run was unforgettable.
9. 808 or 303? Acid oh three!
10. Henry VIII or Edward VIII? Henry VIII was kind of a dick, but Edward VIII was a Nazi, so let’s go with H8.
Blurb: Mysterious San Francisco-based producer Lane 8 (real name: Daniel Goldstein) made quite a splash when his debut single, “Don’t Want You Back”, was played by the Magician in the 23rd installment of the wildly popular Magic Tape series. Recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered in a tiny makeshift studio in Daniel’s North Beach apartment, “Don’t Want You Back” paints Daniel’s infectious vocal line upon a backdrop of funky, bending synths and punchy drum loops. Drawing influence from a wide range of the old and the new, from The Pet Shop Boys to Mylo, Lane 8 aims to create his own personal brand of house, a perfect balance between man and machine. The follow-up to “Don’t Want You Back”, titled “Dusty”, has been slated for an August 9 release, and has already gained DJ support all over the world. And did we mention that Lane 8 has bypassed the record label altogether, instead vowing to release all his work for free? Considering his stockpile of originals and remixes in the pipe, this is surely an artist to watch closely in the coming months.