With past releases on Patron Records and Wolfskuil and playing throughout the Netherlands at De School, ZeeZout and Awakenings, Utrecht based producer and DJ Lewski is on the cusp of breaking through.
Having already gained support from the likes of Ben UFO, DJ Stingray and Umwelt, it’s Hotflush Recordings affiliate Or:la who picks him up next, as the in-demand selector calls upon Lewski to help her launch her new label Céad with a new EP.
Titled Mariachi Guadalajara, Lewski’s four tracker draws on his is ability to mesh a mixture of house, techno and clattering electro, making for a sonically rich and inventive EP that melds vigorous percussion and spacey synth lines.
Out May 17th, we briefly catch up with lewski ahead of the release in his home studio to take a look at some of the tools he uses to make noise. Check below!
Dreadbox Erebus V2
I was waiting for a long time to buy my first synth. Because I wanted to fully understand my DAW first (Ableton). This Erebus is my first synth and it lever left the studio. It is a semi-modular analog synthesizer which very versatile in sound! Sometimes I start with a sequence on it or using it sample based. The sound is instantly warm and that is what I always missed from plug-ins. I used it in ‘Guadala’, ‘Jara’ & ‘Mariachi’. Will come out in May at Céad, Or:la’s new imprint.
Moogerfooger MF-101 Lowpass Filter
This is a beast. Never enough filters haha. It is the best solution to process samples or plug-ins and gives an instant warm feeling to it. The knobs are so solid and it is a must-have for every studio. It is out of production so try to grab one fast.
I’m working in Ableton and I try to keep it simple because there are so many options where you get lost in. The plug-ins I’m using are from Ableton, Arturia, and Soundtoys. I try to achieve a warm sound. it is a must to have good samples as well. You can find really nice ones on Legowelt his website and Conversesamplelibrary all royalty-free to use.
Mariachi Guadalajara is out May 30 on Céad. Buy it here.