SATURDAY 6.7. | HOTFLUSH RECORDINGS : RUSH HOUR | (US)
Back in 2010, Lando (a.k.a. Antaeus Lando Roy) relocated to Berlin, and the city was proven to be the perfect place for the native Californian to blossom. Strains of acid, techno, classic jacking house and soul have always coursed through his tracks, but the German capital allowed Lando to filter his disparate influences through a distinct lens, one that favors pulsing basslines, trippy melodies, and machine-made funk, (though recently relocating back to San Francisco in 2018). This aesthetic carries over into his DJ sets, and explains why he's been invited to grace the decks at places like Berghain / Panorama Bar, Trouw, Fabric, Sub Club, Space, and Dimensions Festival; moreover, it's led to a 2015-2016 residency at Berlin's storied Tresor. (It's also prompted more frequent appearances of his revamped, hardware-driven live set.) On the release front, Lando has spent the past few years turning out increasingly impressive work for a variety of labels, including (recent) Hypercolour Records, Mistress, Rush Hour, Hotflush, Ultramajic, Numbers, and Icee Hot, and he's also been enlisted to remix the likes of Parris Mitchell, Machinedrum, and Dorisburg, amongst others. Now, he's started up his own label, Myth Music, alongside fellow Berlin expat Aaron Castle (Hotflush, Boiler Room). The imprint has two EP’s of his own under it’s belt to start, along with the well received, "Dimension Sculpture EP" by Dorisburg which includes Lando's "Freak It Mix", a rendition that’s received much play by the likes of Ryan Elliot, DVS1, Ben Klock, and Røhdhad to name a few. Lando has a third Myth Music EP on the way, and a few other releases/projects coming very soon on other highly respected labels.