Music Is A Mission

To content | To menu | To search

Lanu - Dis-Information



lanu dis-informationlanu dis-information
Lanu - Dis-Information
(12") Tru Thoughts TRU119, 2007-02-05

Review :
Don't let the "Lanu, guitarist of the deep funk Australian outfit The Bamboos" tag fool you, his solo project is something else entirely, drenched into 21st century soul, broken beat, funk breaks and american jazz, appealing to both headphones and club spinning.
A-side presents "Dis-Information", a concerned reminder of the media lies revolving around some tight Moog bassline and Rhodes chords, in both extended an intrumental form. B-side starts with "Mother Earth", a broken-afro-latin soul number which sees Lance Ferguson (Lanu) teaming up with teammate Quantic and Stones Throw vocalist Aloe Blacc, pledging us to respect our home planet. The EP closes with "Don't Sleep (part 3)", a broken beat/soul jazz thing tainted with psychedelic alienish sounds.
This guy's talent and eclectism is once more proven and we're proud to announce that Lanu is preparing a mix of Australian grooves for our favorite funky podcast, ParisDJs.com - get your iPods ready!
Djouls

Tracklisting :
A1. Dis-Information (12" Mix) MP3 sample
A2. Dis-Information (Instrumental) MP3 sample
B1. Mother Earth feat. Aloe Blacc & Quantic (LP Version) MP3 sample
B2. Mother Earth (Instrumental) MP3 sample
B3. Dont Sleep Pt 3 MP3 sample

Links :
myspace.com/lanumusic (Lanu is also member of The Bamboos)

Press Release :
The debut 12" release on Tru Thoughts by New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based producer Lanu (aka Lance Ferguson) marks a distinct departure from the raw, deep funk of his other project, The Bamboos.

Brimming with future soul and broken beat flavours, forward-thinking production and intuitive jazz sensibility, Lanu's sound has been informed and inspired by the digital rhythms of West London and Detroit.

Opener 'Dis-Information' is an uptempo discourse on the media build around a punchy Moog bassline, angular Rhodes chords and an insistent break. This extended 12" mix appears here in vocal and instrumental form.

On the flipside, 'Mother Earth' sees Lance team up with Quantic and vocalist Aloe Blacc for a broken Afro-beat workout that calls out for us to respect the planet or face the consequences. This track also appears in instrumental form.

Closing track, 'Don't Sleep (part 3)' is lifted from Lanu's debut LP, 'This Is My Home' [TRUCD121], which will be released in March 2007.

Exploring his passion for broken beat, hip hop, soul, house, jazz and Latin rhythms, Ferguson has drawn on his experience as an international DJ and performer to create an album with enough depth and versatility to work just as well on a decent set of headphones as it does on a club soundsystem.

The album also features guest appearances by keyboardist Simon Grey and New Zealand vocalist, Cherie Mathieson.
Djouls

Djouls

Stay informed of all things Paris DJs and beyond thanks to our Twitter news

Comments are closed



You might also like

Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams

Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams (CD/2LP, Analog Africa, 2016)

The 22nd Analog Africa release is a beauty people couldn't begin to imagine how the feeling would be to actually be playing it - until now. As rare as it's insanely great, this long-awaited reissue is the holy grail of Shadow albums. The one featuring the monster cosmic soca disco track 'Let’s Get...
Papa Chango - The Lost Moon of Bellaris

Papa Chango - The Lost Moon of Bellaris (Limited LP, self-released, 2016) - Exclusive album stream

Mebourne-based Papa Chango put out in 2012 the band a massive cinematic Ethio-funk album, 'The Matador'. After being featured in four episodes of our podcast and one of our afro compilations, they released in 2014 an epic 4-tracks EP , 'Enter The Dragonfly'. They're now back with a new great record,...