“Smooth, eclectic house from the Slow Life DJ.
Slow Life, the crew and label cofounded by Laurine, embody a certain kind of cool, calm and collectedness in dance music. It’s right there in the name. They take their time with everything: refining their craft, releasing their music at a steady rate of around four records per year. Their sound is also easygoing, and incredibly appealing. Think ’90s techno at its most exploratory, with traces of trance, dream house and illbient. It’s warm and fuzzy dance music, with musicality and soul.
As a DJ, the Berlin-based Italian Laurine embodies this approach. Her DJing is almost impossibly smooth, and the records she plays timeless, drawn from the same silky, rarefied atmosphere as the Slow Life records. You could probably hear any of her sets blind and realize who was DJing three or four records in—that’s how distinctive her style is. This RA Podcast is no difference, splitting the difference between head-in-the-clouds house and tough, jacking beats with organ basslines. It’s a heavenly hour of DJing that might sound extra nice because of the break forced by the pandemic—Laurine says that it helped her fall in love with spinning records all over again. She wants to get back to it soon, but naturally, she’s not in a rush. She’s blessed us with this mix, and that’s good enough for now.”
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