Habitat : Lancelot (Fri 30/05)

Habitat Presents Lancelot.

2014 has been a massive year for Sydney’s Lancelot with both of this year’s EP’s Givin it Up and J.O.B. having worldwide success. After his soldout Rooftop party in March Lance returns for a club show at the House of House Geisha Bar.
Starting out quite firmly behind a piano rather than a pair of CDJs, the man is a producer/maker/doer before all else. However, it was only ever a matter of time before the club-ready DNA took charge and young Lancelot found himself to be mixing two songs together at the same BPM to the liking of an adjacent dancefloor on a regular basis.

Musical sell-sword for the corporate man by day, cutting up clubs with the best of ‘em by night. And beyond his native Australia, the 23 year-old has already slain clubs in headlining capacity across London, Paris, Barcelona and principalities yonder. Along the way he’s also warmed the room for the likes of Julio Bashmore, Jamie Jones and Horse Meat Disco to name but a modest few.

Stepping his game up along the way, the Lancelot sound has basslines made to move with a crystalline top-end hitting a signature sweet spot. It’s as immediate as it is considered, lively with a sense of longevity. Without any traces of analog evangelism there’s definitely an underlying preference for performance rather than samples and layered vocal takes over pad-punched stabs.

Since casual music personality Alan Braxe proclaimed breakout Lancelot cut “Spoken Word” to be “an instant classic” [please apply accent] in 2012, it’s been a steady hustle for the young and chivalrous one.

Name the deed and he’s out there doing it. Remixes for Matt Corby, Say Lou Lou and RÜFÜS, an original EP on Goldroom’s Binary imprint and NY’s Nurvous Records, an audiovisual collab with EGO on an SOS Band burner as well as some stellar new work alongside Antony & Cleopatra (bits and pieces of Sparkadia and Thecocknbullkid) – it’s kept him pretty well perpetually up and about for a while now.

The spirited caballero is giving 2014 a spur in the guts right from the get-go with EPs Givin’ It Up and J.O.B. out on Anjunadeep . Both EPs are jammed to the hilt with remixes from the likes of MK and Isaac Tichauer. Receiving support from legends like T. Williams, Scream and Danny Howard (BBC Radio 1), The Magician (see Magic Tape 38) and Perseus (the French Express don) are already flying the flag. The crusade continues.

It’s not as if it ends there either Friday May 30th its Geisha time! Habitat Knights Dr Packer, Nathan & Tom Love will be jousting (well maybe just mixing) in the console in the role of support.

Doors 11 pm
Door Sales Only $15 b4 12.30 $20 after. Members $15 all night.
As always discount drinks before Midnight.