01. Lay-Far – Beg U
02. Lay-Far – Pia
03. Lay-Far – New Frontier
04. Lay-Far – Looking for Changes (Pablo Valentino Remix)
05. Lay-Far – New Frontier (SoulParlor Remix)
06. Lay-Far – Pia (Steven-J aka Wobblejay Remix)
All tracks written & produced by Alexander Lay-Far for Soul Imago.
Release Date : 20/04/2012. Digital.
Soul Imago is proud to present its second release brought to you by the Moscow based producer Lay-Far.
In addition to his career as an eclectic Dj, Lay-Far shows his production talent with a passion from jammin‘ it out to deep, soulful & a slick perfection.
His last releases on Amplified, Development Music, Freestyle Records, Sonarpilot Audio & Shanti have been supported and charted by Joey Negro, Rainer Truby, Craig Smith, Move D, Alex Barck, Kiko Navarro, Red Rack’Em, Kev Beadle, Josh Wink, Gerd, Moonstarr among others…
Detour EP is an allusion to the poem by Robert Frost called „The Road Not Taken“.
BAD ASS Jazzy House & Broken Beat EP featuring remixes bySoulParlor, Pablo Valentino & Steven-J aka Wobblejay (both members of the Creative Swing Alliance).
TIP! For fans of 4hero (Dego), Jazzanova, Seiji…Check it out!
About the artist :
Alexander Lay-Far is an obsessed music lover, crate digger, dj and producer, based in the heart of Russia – Moscow.
He’s the author of well-acclaimed „In-Beat-Ween Sessions“ Podcast and a member of „Headz.Fm“ crew, which is responsible for some of the best underground music events in Moscow – within the last years they invited MCDE, Rainer Truby, Seiji, Dorian Concept, 6th Borough Project, Prommer and Barck, Africa Hitech, Dego (4hero), Jazzanova, Dj Krush, Gilles Peterson…to name a few and he plays regularly in Cult and Shanti clubs in Moscow.
Besides deep house, broken beat and hip-hop culture in general Alex has been very much influenced by the early-mid 70’s jazz-funk and fusion era: Norman Connors, Mizell Brothers, James Mason, Johnny Hammond, Roy Ayers, Cymande, Lonnie Liston Smith, Azymuth, Patrice Rushen, Hermeto Pascoal…and the list goes on & on.
Why called his first EP „Detour“ you would say?
First of all it’s an allusion to the poem by Robert Frost „The Road Not Taken“ and the idea it expresses: there are two ways – one – the easiest and the most common way, and another – a less traveled one, which he choosed and that’s the approach Lay-Far tries to implement in music production, dj’ing and life in general.
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project):
„Excellent package, not a bad mix to choose from, very hard to pick a favourite!“
Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic):
„Really nice package. Nuff fodder for my FSR Radio Show.“
„FCKIN gr8 yooooooooo !!!! Beg U ??? And da 4/4 mixes ???? FEELIN DIS SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.“
“I know most of the originals from ages ago as I am a big fan of Lay-Far – great to see these be made available to the public at last! I wil be supporting these on my radio show and at gigs.“
“Been a while since I last saw someone pick up where Goya left off once it closed, particularly with so much confidence and straight-forwardness. Lay-Far draws clearly on Detroit house to instrumentalize his snappy jazzy beat patterns and gets results close to those once achieved by Yotoko, Volcov, Jazzanova, and the likes.”
Kev Beadle (Southport Weekender):
„Been following and supporting Lay-Far for a while now and he’s definitely got a unique vibe going on.“