Lane 8 drops new Summer 2016 Mixtape
Recently Daniel Goldstein, otherwise known as Lane 8, took on a bit of a different hat and announced the inception of his new label, This Never Happened, alongside news of a phone and photo-free event concept. The first event took place earlier this month in Goldstein’s hometown, San Francisco, and the label’s first official release, “Fingerprint,” made its debut this week.
Amidst these label happenings also comes Lane 8’s Summer 2016 Mixtape. These seasonal mixtapes have become a fundamental and highly regarded aspect of Lane 8’s output, acting as a direct path to some of the lush sounds inspiring him at the moment. His latest still does just that, mixing in a slithering, Marc Houle rendition of “Who’s Afraid of Detroit” and the forlorn vocals of Kidnap Kid’s “Birds That Fly,” while also harboring a few ID’s. The unreleased tracks bookend the mixtape, with a few sprinkled throughout, and a particular highpoint arriving just after the one hour, four minute mark when those unremitting, plexiglass chords heard a few weeks back in Lane 8’s EDC Las Vegas set take hold.