DJ Lawless will be spinning the world a new one at the launch for electronica promotion company, Space Goat, Nov 5 2016 at the Remix Lounge. Eitan Reiter is on the bill along with Mythrophan and Myda. Lawless tells SlowCity.ca Reitner, making his Toronto debut, is the one to witness.
“He's just a solid guy making solid music with feeling,” says Lawless adding he has experienced the Israeli producer's sets at Harvest Festival as well as at events in Mexico and Portugal.
“Anybody that's into really good techno should not miss this show. The other act on the bill, MŸDA are a duo out of Toronto consisting of Amir Daäna and Mitchell Honok and are making a name for themselves on the electronic scene with their own productions being released on Techgnosis Records. Definitely want to keep an eye on them and that label. I'll be spinning for the opening slot to warm up the crowd and Mythrophan will be last on to close out the night. Pretty solid lineup to this event.”
Lawless is a pretty solid lineup all by himself. Lawless has been in the house for many years but his star has taken on an extra sheen of late. He’s bringing the tech tunes to a whole new level, and that’s no cliche, that’s the truth - I’m told. He plays in a couple of bands as well as DJing and has been a fulcrum around which the Durham music scene spins, that is until he moved north some, somewhere with some room to flow. Room in the house is what attracted him to electronic music in the first place he says, “it was the limitlessness of it”, something like the sky over the Kawarthas I imagine.
“You can push all the boundaries and go all over the sonic landscape without having to feel too constrained...there just seems to be more colours on the palette. The whole DJ thing came about due to me wanting to step outside of the band structure that I was used to, I love playing in bands but I needed to do something where I could be on my own,” he says.
On his own he can own a crowd but he’s not averse to mixing it up with the electronic community at large. His most recent collaboration is with Daäna. It grew out of a mutual respect for dropping some intelligence into the mix and some mutual mates.
“We'd been hanging in the same circle of friends for awhile and when he heard that I was interested in producing he asked if I'd like to come by and write a track together. The first session went so well that we kept with it and eventually finished 2 pieces that were recently released through Techgnosis Records, which has a couple of really nice remixes on it as well. We've got a third one on the go and plan on doing more in the future with the goal of being able to do a live set once we've compiled enough music,” he says.
In the meantime hear more live Lawless when the Space Goat gets launched, and with Daäna in the house perhaps that goal will be achieved.