Dead Weight EP conveys a real drifting, moody state of mind. It’s a dreamy, spacious, and cavernous expanse of layered instrumentation, from luscious piano chords, smooth saxy samples, to distant driving guitar leads. Lavier shines with masterful percussive tones, tuned and pitched shakers, clambering kicks and snares, and metallic dings and clangs that are absolutely magnetic. Warbling synth pads croon over grooving bass lines, and synthetic clicks and glitches are wrangled into a cohesive audio experience that you absolutely should not sleep on. Check out the entire mixtape above on more creativity records, and be sure to catch the singles dropping each Monday on Lavier‘s page.
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Fresh//hell (fka K. Flo) is ya resident Sine Wave Surfers DJ (part producer) who’s been collecting music and waxing poetic on the state of underground electronica since 2011. Starting his DJ career in Blacksburg and the NRV, he’s been a supporting EDM/electronica act (for the likes of Electrobro, Spark Arrester, BUKU, Space Jesus, Digital Ethos, Arius, and more!), doing promo and social media support for SWS, and ruthlessly amassing vinyl records, before moving to Richmond, VA, in 2019. Fresh-hell’s here to collect, create, and curate for your electronic enjoyment.