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[Deep House] Solomon Grey – Miradors (Lane 8 Remix)

Solomon Grey
Miradors (Lane 8 Remix)

Lane 8‘s debut album Rise has proven one of our favorites of the year–a lush, cohesive collection of house/trance music. The broad range of features on the project helped it stand out further bolstering an already irresistible sound. His collaborations with UK duo Solomon Grey, also regulars on the pages of TMN, were perhaps the most potent. To return the favor, Lane 8 crafted a remix of Solomon Grey’s hit “Miradors” and it’s a nearly ten minute deep house masterpiece. Those who’ve caught any of Lane 8’s recent shows may recognize this blissful joint, which is yet another display of versatility from the talented producer. Get lost in this one above–it’s available now as part of Solomon Grey’s 3D1T remix EP.

PS If you dig Lane 8 as much as we do, make sure to check out our exclusive interview.

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[House] Maribou State – Wallflower (Lane 8 Remix)

Maribou State
Wallflower (Lane 8 Remix)

Maribou State and Lane 8 both put out stellar debut albums this year and, while they both carry a house tempo, each presents its own distinct collection of sounds. While Maribou State brought us airy, ethereal and unconventional sonic elements, Lane 8 crafted a beautiful crossover that melded house, trance and indie pop vocals for a delightful listen from start to finish. As pioneers in their own spaces, it’s little surprise that there’s immense respect between the two.

Last week, Lane 8 let loose a remix of one of our favorites from Maribou State’s Portraits, “Wallflower.” The original is a gorgeous, deeply textured and relaxing cut that truly engulfs the listener with its beauty. Lane 8’s take, however, adds a heavy bass line that inverts the graceful subtlety of “Wallflower” transforming it into a dance-floor ready, trance-leaning cut that’s absolutely irresistible–in some ways bringing to mind the groove in his phenomenal remix of Odesza’s “Bloom.”

This one’s equal parts relaxing and party-starting. Give it a listen above and grab a copy here.

P.S. Make sure to read our interviews with both Lane 8 and Maribou State at those links.

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[House] Lane 8 – Undercover (feat. Matthew Dear)

Lane 8
Undercover ft. Matthew Dear

In our recent interview with California-bred, Germany-based producer Lane 8, he told us he was looking to put “a foot in the indie world as well as…more in progressive house” and the final single from his debut album does just that. With the help of jack-of-all-trades Matthew Dear, “Undercover” is an emotionally powerful slowly building song that will draw you in almost immediately. Dear’s vocals paired with some simple, yet atmospheric, keys open the track before percussion really falls in bringing the track from sultry to triumphant seamlessly. Lane 8’s debut album, Rise, officially drops on July 17th and can be pre-ordered here, but is streaming in its entirety over at the New York Times now. Hit the link below to peep the whole thing.

~Stream Rise~

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[TMN Exclusive Interview] Lane 8 On His First Gig, Musical Evolution and Debut Album


’Lane 8 – Hot As You Want ft. Solomon Grey’

Among the new wave of House producers who have popped up recently, Lane 8 has stood out as a favorite of ours for quite some time now. The Bay Area-bred, Germany-based producer’s style spans across sub-genres of House, from progressive to bass, all the while displaying an appreciation for genres outside of electronic music. In the last year, Lane 8’s been picking up some serious momentum crescendoed by a performance at Coachella’s DoLab. Following that crucial career moment, Lane 8’s poised to continue what’s been a breakout year with his upcoming debut album, Rise. The singles from the album thus far, “Hot as You Want” probably being our favorite, have seen his sound mature and fill out wonderfully proving some of his strongest work to date.

We had a chance to chat with Lane 8 about his musical background, career trajectory and the making of Rise among other topics. Check out the full Q&A below–you can purchase Rise now here. 

TMN: Being from the Bay Area originally, how did you end up living in Leipzig?

Lane 8: I was living in San Francisco and I fell in love with a girl—a German girl—and it was getting to the point about a year and a half ago where I was playing most weekends and starting to get some decent bookings. It seemed like everything was pointing in a positive direction and I was ready to take that leap so we decided to move to Germany and give it a shot here.

TMN: Has living out there had any impact on your music? What’s the scene like in Leipzig?

Lane 8: Yeah, Leipzig is kind of known as the little Berlin, or some people would call it a better Berlin. The mentality can be sometimes a bit similar and the music scenes are quite similar in a way. They’re very techno focused at the moment. It’s not so much being in Germany for me but being in Europe in general and playing these cool little shows that I would never have gotten to play being from San Francisco that has influenced me the most. A lot of the music I play in my sets that I really like at the moment has been coming from Europe so it’s good to be out here and kind of rub elbows with people.

TMN: What was your first musical memory?

Lane 8: My dad is such a music nut. He has thousands and thousands of records. So, I literally had no choice but to be exposed to music from when I was born because my dad listens to music constantly. I have a weird memory of playing the cello in my garage and I know that must’ve been one of the first ones because the first instrument I ever tried was cello. Then I took up piano and that was what I stuck with. So, yeah, garage cello.
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[House] Lane 8 – Hot As You Want (feat. Solomon Grey)

Lane 8
Hot As You Want ft. Solomon Grey

Lane 8‘s been one of our favorite producers for quite some time, providing a steady stream of gorgeous house tunes on Soundcloud. Up until now, we’ve heard a solid mix of originals and remixes from Lane 8, but he’s shifted gears as he prepares for the release of his upcoming album, Rise, next month. Yesterday, the UK producer blessed us with “Hot As You Want,” the second single from the project.

Teaming up with oft-collaborator Solomon Grey, Lane 8’s composition slowly progresses starting with a 4×4 beat accompanied by chopped vocals from Solomon Grey’s Joe Wilson before introducing the minimal melodious synth work that makes the song irresistible. After a steady build, the track recesses with focus on Wilson’s emotionally-driven lyrics before bringing all facets back for an enormous ending. It’s an anthemic and radiant joint that arrives just in time for summer. You can pre-order Rise now on iTunes.

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Coachella 2015 – Must See Acts [TMN EDITORS’ PICKS]

TMNCoachThe spectacle and legend of Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival seems to grow every year and, although it’s certainly reached a critical mass at this point, it proves time and time again to be worth the trip. After breaking box office records for consecutive years, Coachella continues blazing ahead in 2015 with a deep, diverse lineup and some of their most ambitious projects to date including their largest investment in art installations ever. With the first weekend kicking off this Friday, the set times for Coachella were finally let loose yesterday bringing up the regular scheduling conflicts and tough decisions. To make things easier for you all, we’ve decided to lay out our top acts to see every day chronologically. We hope this serves as a useful guide as you prepare for the whirlwind of emotion that is Coachella. Best advice we can give you all: keep good company, don’t sweat (figuratively, of course, perspiration is imminent) and most importantly be safe. Hope to run in to some of you ninjas there!

P.S. We didn’t forget the Do Lab! You can find our Do Lab picks on the final page.

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