German producer Andre Lodemann plays for us on June 16th when Face meets Uber. You can get tickets here, but first learn some more about our headliner. Lodemann is a rather underrated talent. In part explaining that is the fact he’s never been associated with any one scene, instead recording for a cluster of quality labels like Freerange, Buzzin Fly and Simple. Even so, there’s a stirringly emotive aesthetic to his often-grandiose deep house that deserves more attention than it gets. Hopefully rectifying the situation is his debut album, Fragments, released this month, which is a mixture of new works and past gems (CD1) as well as selected remixes (CD2).
At the heart of the first disc is 2011’s ‘Riven Reminiscences’. It sums up Lodemann’s elegant style perfectly: strummed harps (or something) feathery pianos and sweeping, heart-swelling pads are all pinned to a dreamy deep house groove with not a single tired sample or over-familiar sound anywhere. Modern classic ‘Where Are You Now’ follows with just as much élan, and the new cuts, too, are seriously classy: what a debut. Check out some tracks from the album below.