Son Lux has put out a few releases over the past six years, but it feels like the NY artist has really stepped it up in 2014, with a very creepy collab with Lorde and a great album with Serengeti and Sufjan Stevens as Sisyphus. In new mix for Dazed, he deeply-mines sounds from the Anticon and Stones Throw catalogue and non-English pop. Listen out for Portugese zouk/kuduro/techno outfit Buraka Som Sistema and 60s Thai pop singer Onuma Singsiri.
We sent him a quick email for the lowdown on his approach, and he didn't disappoint: "Cassette release of the swamp dirge soundtrack to the yet to be capped Escape from (NY/LA) trilogy, in which our protagonist armed with only his wits and prosthetic shotgun arms makes his way through a dystopic Orlando swelter." It makes us want to watch Dark City,El Topo and Sins of the Fleshapoids on a three-way split screen. In other words, the weirdest party ever.
General Electriks – "Central Park" (excerpt) Doo Rag – "Hog Tied" (excerpt) Dom Thomas – "Cavernous Sinus" (excerpt) Spirituals – "Wanderings" (Beautiful Bells Remix) Samiyam – "Snakes on the Moon" (excerpt) Oh No – "Excalibur" Onuma Singsiri – "Mae Kha Som Tam" Hieroglyphic Being – "Incontrollable Tears" Young Fathers – "No Way" Melt Yourself Down – "Camel" Buraka Som Sistema – "Tira O Pé" Mati Zundel – "La Cumbia de La Loviya" Mr. Oizo – "1$44" Kill the Vultures – "Moonshine" Mitch Hedberg – "Koalas" (excerpt) Lando Kal – "Fuzzy Ankles"