We hate it when our friends become successful


Actually, that’s not always true. I’m always kind of pleased when an artist that I like gets a proper release. And that’s the case with San Francisco’s Lane 8, who produces some lovely house sounds, has only been going for 18 months and now has a release out on Anjunadeep.

Here’s the lead track on The One EP. It’s a classic bit of Lane 8. It’s ostensibly a bit of smooth, chilled vocal house. But there’s a hint of darkness in its bass and soul, to stop it sliding into saccharine. But the vocal, melody and warm analogueness manages a slice of crossover appeal. Ostensibly simple, ultimately clever. Another winner from Lane 8.

Lane 8 – The One ft. Patrick Baker

Purchase on Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/the-one-ep/1232355

Blurb: With a #1 Hype Machine record under his belt, San Francisco’s Lane 8 has been a star of the 2013 underground with support from Majestic Casual, BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits and tastemakers across the board. Off the back of a release on French Express and “Be Mine”, one of the many highlights on #1 iTunes Dance album “Anjunadeep 05”, Lane 8 aka Daniel Goldstein returns to the label with two classy deep grooves that merge his unique melodic textures with a new vocal leaning.

Sounding like a cross between Tale Of Us, French Express and Cyril Hahn, lead track “The One” is a slow-burning, deep melodic gem with Patrick Baker’s vocals adding an extra layer of catchiness. With early support coming from Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and The Magician on his infamous Magic Tape series, “The One” already looks like a future Lane 8 classic.

Showcasing Daniel’s versatility, the more indie-pop flavoured “Nothing You Can Say” features the wistful, uplifting vocals of hotly tipped songstress Lucy Stone alongside a melodic, summery electronic dance backing. After the success of Sonnentanz, one of 2013’s biggest dance tracks, Klangkarussell turn in a monster of a remix of “The One”. Having built up a reputation for delicate feel-good melodies, they showcase a much darker side on this one, with a no nonsense beast full of raw bass and distorted vocals.

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~ by acidted on February 12, 2014.

One Response to “We hate it when our friends become successful”

  1. Smooth as silk ,great vocals and synth.

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