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Fresh Beats and Bass with Lapalux at Make it New 10/3

UK meets LA; bass meets beats; analog meets digital… Lapalux has the special ability to blend distinct musical elements to create an intricate collage of sounds that is both vintage and fresh. His clattering beats twinkle across soulful R&B melodies like goosebumps gliding along your arm, layers of rough samples and oozing synths together forming a chaotic lo-fi sound.

Much of the raw feeling of his tracks comes from samples of his own analog recordings. He uses a basic tape recorder to record anything from a vacuum cleaner to spatial sounds in airports, and will then manipulate the recordings and weave them into his tracks to add texture. He says,

“I just love the aesthetic of that warm, over-saturated sound. It gives it a nice sort of organic feel – it’s a bit cliched that isn’t it? – but it’s the rough-around-the-edges, lo-fi feel that I always try and portray in my music. I never like anything to be polished, so it’s nice to keep it raw and untamed.”

Lapalux’s creative web of bass and abstract beats fits in well at Brainfeeder, the LA label run by fellow beatmaster Flying Lotus, where he has released two EPs and his debut full-length, Nostsalchic. With his UK heritage on his side, Lapalux brings something unique to the roster.

This Thursday, we’re excited to host Lapalux at Make it New. Check out his Boiler Room set below for a taste of what to expect.

MAKE IT NEW WITH LAPALUX
CORALCOLA AND JOHN BARERA
THURSDAY OCTOBER 3RD
MIDDLESEX LOUNGE
315 MASS AVE., CENTRAL SQ., CAMBRIDGE
9PM-2AM
21+/$10 before 11, $15 after

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