Sasha and La Fleur to release debut collaboration ‘Förbindelse’ on LNOE
Watch a video of La Fleur playing Förbindelse at Melt!:
Sasha and La Fleur release their much-anticipated collaboration ‘Förbindelse’ on Last Night On Earth. The release also features a solo track from La Fleur.
Sasha’s collaborations with other artists are always driven by mutual respect and admiration for one another’s craft. His LNOE imprint is recognised as a platform to spotlight exciting fresh talent, and he has been supporting La Fleur since her debut on the label in 2015. After the Swedish producer remixed the acclaimed ‘Trigonometry’ for the label head last year along with playing the renowned Last Night On Earth boat party in Miami, fans have hoped further collaboration might be on the cards.
‘When I first approached Sasha to present some music for his label I couldn’t have dreamt he would suggest a collab together!’ La Fleur says.‘It was a great honour to say yes to the challenge. It has taken some time and a lot of drafts going back and forth to end up with this track together, when it just felt right.’
La Fleur’s career has blossomed exponentially over the last few months – from a game-changing back to back set with Cassy and B.Traits at Radio 1 Weekend, to standout sets at Bestival, Junction 2 and Melt Festival. Still on a high from delivering a flawless Essential Mix, she continues a summer of pivotal achievements including some exceptional releases, which continues with LNOE.
Whilst having two very different musical histories, these two artists are both trailblazers in their own right, constantly pushing forward and bringing the electronic music scene something fresh and exciting.
‘As the track name suggests, our ‘connection’ (in Swedish, ‘Förbindelse,’) made us start and finish this project. We are very happy that we can now share this with you.’
‘Förbindelse’ drops on Last Night On Earth on Friday 26th October.
Sasha & La Fleur – Förbindelse
La Fleur – Rooned
Online rumours among the faithful have been growing for months, building to a fever point of anticipation. Now it can be revealed at last, these two outstanding names of the electronic music scene are to finally combine forces with Sasha’s fabric 99 mix. The producer, DJ, live artist and label head has had a long and close relationship with the iconic club, and his mix compilation, including two unreleased Sasha cuts, marks the penultimate issue of the fabric hundred.
‘Getting the chance to do this fabric CD was an honour’ Sasha says. ‘Some of my fondest moments playing in London have been at that club. I really wanted to capture what I do there as I feel it’s somewhere I play differently to anywhere else in the world.’
‘Playing differently’ is Sasha’s trademark approach to his craft. He always seeks new challenges and worlds to conquer, from his seminal ‘Scene Delete’ album to his darkly melodic DJ sets,alone or with John Digweed, at worldwide gigs and residencies, to his recent triumphant, swiftly sold-out ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ shows at prestigious music venues in major UK cities.
With his customary inimitable mixing, Sasha transforms 20 tracks into a seamlessly crafted whole. His transitions are legendary among devotees, who will find what they’re looking for in fabric 99. Broken beats and ambient note progressions combine with melodic techno and uplifting house, stealthily building an expansive soundscape that blends futurism and nostalgia. Disparate aesthetics and varying percussive structures grow together into a cohesive and haunting experience. Ranging from timeless tracks by Carl Craig, Exercise One & Mathew Jonson to recent gems from Objekt, Kora, Jus-ed and DJ Hell, and two unreleased works from Sasha himself, one a rework of BAILE.
The mix was recorded in fabric’s Room 1 booth, using a combination of hardware and software from Eventide, Model 1, Allen & Heath and MOOG, as well as a variety of other equipment incorporated into the overall production of the release.
22 June 2018 / fabric Records
A1 Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes (Quiet Village Remix)
A2 Marbert Rocel – I Wanna (Heitzberg Theorem Club Edit)
B1 Kora (CA) – Ovo
B2 Tom Flynn – Cup Of Joe
B3 Indigo – Sunrise
C1 DJ Hell – Guede (Joyce Muniz Terror + Natur Remix)
C2 Ghosts On Tape – Nature’s Law (Jus-Ed Remix)
D1 Whitesquare – Abraxas
D2 Crowdpleaser – After Rhône 2013
E1 Exercise One & Mathew Jonson – Lost Forever In A Happy Crowd
E2 Sasha – Smoke Monk (fabric Mix)
F1 Jono Ma & Dreems – A Love Trance Mission From Nk To 7s
G1 Javier Logares & Kaarel – La Cuarta Galaxia (Tiefschwarz Remix)
G2 George Fitzgerald – Echo Forgets (Sasha’s Moog-apella)
H1 Carl Craig – At Les (Feat. Francesco Tristano, Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth) (Antigone Remix)
H2 BAILE – Amae feat. Felicia Douglass (Sasha fabric1999 Mix)
Sasha starts 2018 with a bang, releasing the long-awaited ‘Singularity’ on Last Night On Earth. The release, including a remix from rising star BAILE marks the producer’s return to his own imprint for the first time in over a year.
This is the start of an exciting year ahead, where Sasha continues to surpass expectations in both the electronic and live music realms. His ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ show returns in February, with three sell-out shows at the Roundhouse and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, along with continuing his fruitful partnership with John Digweed, with shows already announced and selling out, such as their long-awaited return to Glasgow in March.
Last year’s achievements included the pivotal debut of his REFRACTED:LIVE sell-out shows at the Barbican, a worldwide RESISTANCE residency with John Digweed, and debuts on prestigious labels Kompakt and Watergate, before rounding off the year with an acclaimed joint release with Alan Fitzpatrick.
BAILE delivers the remix. A striking fresh talent, Sasha came across the Brooklyn-born producer’s texturally rich soundscapes online and knew he was worthy of attention. With previous support from Pete Tong and a cult favourite on Hypemachine, BAILE turns his attention to ‘Singularity’, delivering a soulful eclectic rework.
‘Singularity’ drops on Friday 26th January on Last Night On Earth.
Sasha has been hard at work in the studio, spurred on by overwhelming audience response to his audacious new venture, and his new track ‘True’ drops on Late Night Tales on 13th October . Featuring London-based band Dems’ haunting vocals, the emotive style echoes the shimmering soundscapes of Scene Delete, infused with the innovative flair of a musician currently at the top of his creative game.
‘I’ve been really excited about this record for some time,’ Sasha says. ‘When we originally got the vocal back from Dems I instantly knew it was something special. We just needed to find the right project for it. I’m looking forward to it being part of the new show along with a lot of new material.’
‘Xpander’ is taken from ‘Sasha : re-Fracted: Live at the Barbican’ limited edition Blu-Ray
Hot off a remix of “We Are Your Receiver” by Autograf, Klangstof is now releasing their latest single, “Hostage,” remixed by Sasha.
Dance music aficionado Sasha puts his fingerprints all over Klangstof’s newest single ‘Hostage.’ The crafty veteran delivers an absolute cooker with his remix that features trippy sonics, impeccable instrumentation, a rolling groove and the original’s entrancing vocals.
Both Sasha and Klangstof can be seen live this month at Coachella Music Festival. Klangstof will also be touring with The Flaming Lips and Miike Snow – tour dates HERE.
John Digweed’s Bedrock label is focused on releasing exceptional, forward-thinking electronic music, constantly working with some of the world’s finest artists, whose musical palettes are intensely inspired and musically diverse. Quivver (aka John Graham) is one such true musical innovator, a legend in electronic music circles and renowned as being one of the scene’s most essential creators since the early 1990’s.
The chilled ‘Reprise’ versions of (the excellently titled) ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ and ‘This Was’ were critically acclaimed highlights on the recent ‘Bedrock 18’ album, and now, to kick-off 2017 in style, the original club versions are set for their own single release.
As you would expect from one of the world’s finest electronic producers, innovative experimentation flows freely through Quivver productions, with ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ leading the way…
“The title ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ came about as I was trying to come up with vocal ideas for the track and did what I usually do – sing nonsense lyrics and try to find a good melody, at which point I usually go back and write proper lyrics, but since I liked the sound of the vocal I left the random nonsense as it was – then fed some of it through Alchemy to make it sound even weirder.” – Quivver
This element of open-minded electronic research has created an exceptionally original element for what is a gloriously groovy, hip-swinging, melodic gem that constantly mutates and develops from start to finish. This spirit of experimentation is continued with the deeply delicious vibes of ‘This Was’, and yet another perfect late-night Quivver delight is the end result.
On the live front, John has been keeping busy playing Quivver shows in South America, Amsterdam, Budapest, Ukraine, and Liverpool recently, and is currently readying himself to tour Japan in late January 2017. Never one to shy away from a creative curve-ball, he has also had a lot of fun playing a couple of live shows recently under his old drum & bass moniker – Skanna – a project he intends to revive with some new releases in the coming months.
Quivver’s Frisky Radio show ‘Controlled Substance’ also continues to go from strength to strength – on the 3rd Monday of every month – the 21st instalment will be broadcast on 16th January at 9pm UK time (1pm USA West Coast) and is well worth checking: https://www.friskyradio.com/show/controlled_substance/
And finally… If you’re in London, John will be performing the track ‘Rooms’, that he wrote with Sasha, as part of his two live shows at the Barbican Theatre in May. More info here: http://www.barbican.org.uk/cache/sasha.html
Imagine listening to music inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich, but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Away from the hubbub of the club, the craziness of Ibiza, there’s a contemplative side to everybody. Forget the beats and the sweat and the billowing anthems; this quiet, undulating, at times pastoral piece is less about songs and anthems and more about texture and atmosphere. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before.
As you may already know, the first Late Night Tales release of 2016 is a very special project by Sasha. ‘Scene Delete’ is somewhere between a mix album, an artist album, think as a gentle stroll through the soundtrack in your mind. 21 new and exclusive tracks inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs.
Below you can stream Bring on the Night-time featuring Ultraista. Sasha’s ‘Scene Delete’ is out on April 1st on Late Night Tale.
As you may know, the first Late Night Tales release of 2016 is a very special project by Sasha. 21 new and exclusive tracks inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Below you can stream the second taste from the release, Warewolf. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before.