Presenting our new monthly mix for April 2020, featuring our favorite new tracks from another endless month, by the likes of Oklou, Playboi Carti, Jamie xx, Jessy Lanza, MUNYA, India Jordan, James Blake, DJ Python, Pecas, Bella Boo + more...
Laurel Halo injects a warped frenetic groove into Lianne La Havas' charming and soulful single "Forget" on this spacey, bass-heavy techno remix. Download Laurel's rework, and check Lianne's original video, below. In other Laurel Halo news, she has a new release called Sunlight on The Faded -- comprised of all non-Quarantine tracks -- coming soon on Hyperdub, and her U.S. tour kicks off
Laurel Halo's gorgeous new LP Quarantine is out in June on Hyperdub. We premiered "Light + Space" last month, and you can now listen to the record in its entirety, courtesy of FACT. Featuring (at least) one of our favorite songs of 2012, the otherworldly "Thaw," which gets underway right around the 7-minute mark:
"I started out with a ton of echo and reverb on the vocals, but it sounded supremely boring to me, so I was curious how they’d sound dry in the arrangements and got rid of most of the wetness...It was tempting to use autotune but I decided against it because there’s this brutal, sensual ugliness in the vocals uncorrected, and painfully human vocals made sense for this record" -- Laure