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Lake

Gravel

(K; US: 6 Dec 2011; UK: 6 Dec 2011)

Another strong entry in the Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series.

Lake’s Gravel 7” for K Records Dub Narcotic Disco Plate series is a curious work of art. It’s another piece that has its roots in electronic minimalism but there’s something that feels startlingly new yet slightly off-kilter to it. It’s hard to trace exactly what it is and forces the listener to dissect the song itself.


“Gravel” seems to be fearlessly experimental with dated electronic sounds in some sections and incredibly accessible (thanks largely in part to a driving bass) in others. Both of those aspects make it a prime candidate for remixing and while Calvin Harris, operating under the moniker Selector Dub Narcotic, certainly doesn’t disappoint with “Re-Grade”, he doesn’t exceed either. What’s left is ultimately a very strong 7” release for K Records.

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Steven is a writer, musician, and filmmaker from Wisconsin who has spent his fair share of time in the entertainment trenches. He frequently contributes reviews and interviews to Playground Misnomer, which can be accessed here: http://www.playgroundmisnomer.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @unbusyinwi.


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