Better than pumpkin spice lattes: Lane 8 shares new fall mixtape
The enduring Lane 8 has nonchalantly as always dropped off this year’s fall arm of his seasonal mixtape series this afternoon. The California native is ahead of the game as per usual, setting September’s tonal score just before the leaves begin to change colors.
Over its three-hour playtime, the tour de force allows the seminal progressive house producer the chance to highlight unreleased material of his own, such as a potential Bon Iver remix to kick things off, as well as a litany of burgeoning talent from his label, This Never Happened.
What’s great about the chunkier length of these seasonal mixes though, is that it let fans hear Lane 8 in his soulful, melodic zone, as he spins weather-appropriate licks like Aiiso’s “Programmer” or Martin Roth‘s “Sugarbites,” while also giving them the chance to experience more eclectic sounds, like Solomun‘s remix of Jon Hopkin‘s “Emerald Rush” and Polo & Pan’s lucid and worldly “Gengis,” both of which fall towards the grittier, brisker (if you will) outer edges of Lane 8’s sonic spectrum.