out now: Lawrence – Timeless [Cocoon]

Artist:
Various – mixed by Lawrence

Title:
Timeless

Label:
Cocoon Recordings

Cat#:
CORMIX035

Release Date:
19th August 2011

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Lawrence
Floating

02)
Melchior Productions
Zukunft in English

03)
Chez Damier & Stacy Pullen
Forever Monna

04)
Soul Capsule
Overcome

05)
Smallpeople & Rau
Life Aquatic

06)
Schatrax
Overcome

07)
RVDS
Another Track

08)
Morphosis
Silent Screamer

09)
Aril Brikha
On & On

10)
Delano Smith
My Life

11)
Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective
Ambo

12)
Isolée
Thirteen Times An Hour

13)
Pigon
Koto

14)
Mike Dehnert
Beatmatching

15)
Robert Hood
The Realm

16)
Roman Flügel
Brian Le Bon

17)
Plaid
OI

Info :
Being Germany’s Gateway to the World, the port city Hamburg always had a special affinity to America. So, it’s not surprising that Peter M. Kersten aka Lawrence has a deep musical and spiritual relation to the Detroit Techno aesthetics for more than ten years now. His label Dial Rec, which he runs together with Carsten Jost, stands more than almost any other European address for the value-conscious cultivation of high-quality melancholy Techno. After seven albums under his producer aliases Lawrence and Sten, Kersten now continues the perfection of his sound vision also as a DJ in a congenial way.

“Timeless” is far away from the dictate of the dogmatic obligation to currentness that DJs have to face nowadays, but celebrates electronic dance music as a timeless sensual component. With instinctive certainty, Kersten covers 16 years of living club history without ever losing the sight of the acoustic ‘here and now’, or even becoming the slightest bit anachronistically nostalgic. Instead, under his sensitive hands, milestones of minimalized Deep House like “Forever Monna” by Chez Damier, Ron Trent and Stacey Pullen (1995) or the 1999 club hit “Overcome” by Thomas Melchior/Baby Ford come together with contemporary and intensive hommages to Detroit Techno like Smallpeople & Rau’s “Life Aquatic”, Delano Smith’s “My Life” or Pigon’s fantastic Dub Tech romance “Beatmatching” from the 10-Years-Anniversary compilation of Dial Rec in a wonderful way. Besides that, the mix features such well-known names like Aril Brikha, Isolée, the Ifach Collective and Robert Hood, before Roman Flügel sets a wistful final chord with “Brian Le Bon”, a track based on Duran Duran’s masterpiece “Save A Prayer”, and Plaid finishes the mix with the crystalline “OI” from their classic album “Not For Threes” (Warp).

Lawrence’s mix literally breathes the serenity of a light-flooded Sunday morning somewhere between a modernist city and a wood glade, and thus gives his global artistic approach a suitable dimension.

Listen:
@ here

Buy:
Coccoon (CD)
Coccoon (digital)
Amazon GER (CD)
Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon US (CD – Import)
Beatport (digital)
Zero-Inch (digital)
more soon

Websites:
Dial
Cocoon Recordings

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