Ever since releasing those Daphni edits last year, Resista Records have maintained an inexorable commitment to excellence with a brand new 12-inch by North Lake called A Journey To The Center Of The Sun. North Lake is the brainchild of Issac Delongchamp, a Michigander who spends most of his time between Detroit and remote regions of the Upper Peninsula where he uses ancient alchemical knowledge and producer know-how to forge what he calls “Dark House” and “Deep Techno.”
I first learned of North Lake after seeing the music videos for title track “A Journey To The Center Of The Sun” and “Dark Territories,” another title track off a scintillating 12-inch released on Berlin-based Sweatshop Records only last week. Whoever made these pieces of film utilized beta cassette-grade kaleidoscopic animation to equally dazzling but wildly different effects. While “A Journey To The Center Of The Sun” transports the viewer to a happy-go-lucky world of tessellated rainbow polygons, “Dark Territories” is a hauntingly addictive techno banger whose video is something like having a Videodrome-level hallucination whilst dancing in the deepest, darkest dungeons of Berghain.
Kaleidoscopes and dungeons aside, North Lake really shows his mastery of electronic music with “Insomnia,” an exceedingly fun house track with these airy keys reminiscent of a glass harmonia propelling you higher and higher as you 2-step your way to the 6th dimension. Even Sanctum, his first release on Sweatshop Records is just too good to pass up. If you are a vinyl head I suggest getting your hands on the Resista release ASAP while supplies last as they are “…dedicated to highly limited vinyl-only pressings of interesting edits & remixes from across the genre spectrum.” This is definitely one my favorite releases of the year so stop reading and start listening, peas
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Posted by Laurence “Pucho” Henriquez