Lucrecia Dalt and Relaxer
The week’s best new electronic music releases, plus conversations with avant-garde explorer Lucrecia Dalt and techno manipulator Relaxer.
There’s no rest for the wicked, and although we wouldn’t go so far as to call ravers and clubbers “wicked,” all that late-night activity doesn’t make for the most well-rested bunch. And for those seeking to keep track of the latest electronic music making its way into the world, there’s even less time to relax, as we’re constantly being inundated by a torrent of new records. That’s what makes First Floor such an indispensable resource: Every week, host Shawn Reynaldo highlights only the best new electronic offerings, and speaks to some of the artists responsible. On this episode he speaks with Colombian-born, Berlin-based auteur Lucrecia Dalt; you may know her from her monthly show Pli on Red Bull Radio, but today she talks about Anticlines (her new album for RVNG Intl.) and her uniquely conceptual approach to making music and art. Also joining the show is NYC producer Relaxer, who is known for his work as Ital, amongst many other projects. He discusses the inspiration behind the Relaxer project, his series of self-released, numbered EPs (which is coming to a close with the newly released V) and his work on the Sustain-Release festival with partner Aurora Halal. There’s also something special on tap from UK techno veteran Surgeon — expect the premiere of a track off his upcoming album, Luminosity Device.