Rather than pander to the purists or create music for DJs alone, Daniel Goldstein aka Lane 8 has always tread his own, distinctive path – perhaps best summed up by his phones-free event and label concept This Never Happened.
The concept is a simple one: remove all phones and cameras from the event, get back to connecting with the music and the people around you. And it is one that has been embraced with passion by Lane 8’s dedicated fanbase and the dance community at large with over. Since debuting the concept with a sold out show at San Francisco’s Mezzanine in 2016, Lane 8 has taken the concept to over 60 shows in four different continues – playing to over 50,000 completely connected fans in the process.
In tandem with the events, Daniel’s output on the TNH label has stood out for its integrity and artistry whether on emotional epics like ‘Little Voices’ or upbeat groovers such as ‘With Me’. Always defined by a melodic touch, TNH is the culmination of a steady, assured rise over recent years.
This musical progression continued this year when Lane 8 released his sophomore album ‘Little By Little’ on the TNH imprint. With it he delivered a record that distilled his unique flair for melodic, heart-warming electronics that are both classy and quirky, traversing reflective electronica, instrumental club epics and leftfield pop moments alike.
Representing the full arc of Lane 8’s melodic, uniquely crafted sound, the LP teamed with vocal features from Poliça, Australia’s Fractures, J.F. July and Patrick Baker – receiving rave reviews everywhere from Mixmag, DJ Mag and KCRW as a result.
Following its release, Lane 8 embarked on a 37 date global tour which included sell out shows at Brooklyn Steel in New York, The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, The Novo in LA, Melkweg in Amsterdam and Phonox in London.
Gold Coast six-piece FAIRCHILD are proud to announce the release of their new single and title track of their upcoming debut album, ‘So Long and Thankyou’, produced and mixed by Catherine Marks (Foals, Wolf Alice). FAIRCHILD recently returned from a two-year stay in Manchester, UK, where they focused on performing, touring and finishing their record. Now they are home and ready to share their highs, lows and collective experience of what it means to make music with your friends.
The single was written shortly after guitarist Tim Voeten lost his father, and represents FAIRCHILD’s shared gratitude for the people who have loved, supported and sometimes left them.
Speaking on the track, Voeten states, ‘So Long and Thankyou was written in different sections, by different members of the band, but with the same person in mind—my father. When I hear this song, of course I think about my Dad, but I also remember that it helped cement in me my love for making music with these people. During those long nights in the studio, I knew it was okay to not be okay. I’d show up with some half-baked idea and we’d have a few drinks and mess around with it. I never knew one of those half-baked ideas would become So Long and Thankyou. There isn’t a single sound on this record that can’t simply be put down to enjoying writing music with your friends.’
FAIRCHILD have released three EPs and multiple singles, with ‘Relevance’ and ‘Start Again’ entering the Spotify Viral 50 and FMQB SubModern Charts in the US, respectively. The band has toured Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, and North America, playing showcases at Canadian Music Week and Music Matters Live. During their stay in the UK, FAIRCHILD embarked on a nation-wide tour with MOTHXR, supported The Human League on their A Very British Synthesizer arena shows and opened for US rockers MUTEMATH on the European leg of their ‘Vitals’ tour.
FAIRCHILD’s debut album So Long and Thankyou will be released on August 4th via their own label, Canvas Sounds.