Crème Organization welcomes back Legowelt with a four-track dance EP due next month.
Daniel Avery selects tracks by Legowelt, Primal Scream, Moon Duo, Junior Boys and Recondite.
Crystal Cult 2080 is Danny Wolfers’ fourth Legowelt album in as many years, and ninth overall, so a cynic could ask do we really need it? Does it do anything that not been done before by Wolfers? The question may become even more compelling when you think of all the albums released under his other names. Cynics can go to hell, because the listening public need Legowelt more than Danny Wolfers needs us. ‘Why is that?’ you might ask, jaded music cynic. Firstly, Wolfers’ sense of humour, array of second hand jumpers, love of obsolete and knackered technology will always seem refreshingly human in the face of the self-importance that has stricken so much of electronic music. Furthermore, the Dutchman has spent years happily indulging his creative nature outside of wider appreciation, filling CDrs of material for his own Strange Life label and the likes of Bunker and Crème without any real concern for the notion of a new Legowelt transmission being reported as “being prepped for release” by the content farm.
Later this month Créme Organization will release Crystal Cult 2080, the latest album of a long, triumphant, largely amusing and occasionally bemusing recording career for Danny ‘Legowelt’ Wolfers. As the site has interviewed Wolfers on several occasions, as well as making him one of the first contributors to our podcast series, we decided to turn the tables and treat this as opportunity to indulge in the cult of Legowelt and write about some of our personal favourites from the rich, varied and intimidating discography of Danny Wolfers. Read on as Richard Brophy, Alex Egan, Scott Wilson and Tony Poland write about their favourite curios, rarities, classics, imaginary soundtracks, Lowlands box jams and cover versions of proto-house classics.
Preview the prolific Dutchman’s forthcoming record for the excellent D.C.-based label.
Crystal Cult 2080 will be released by The Hague-based label in March.
Germany and particularly Berlin is cited as the European capital of techno and house, but for this writer, Holland and its sprawling megalopolises run a close second. While the fledgling Pinkman label has nothing to do with the world’s most famous amateur meth cook, its launch does say a lot about the energy – non-chemical, natch – that is currently underpinning Dutch underground electronic music.
In assessing the recent reissue of Illuminati, Danny Wolfers celebrated work as Squadra Blanco, this writer made the observation that in contrast to this 2002 work, the Dutch producer’s recent output was veering towards the mainstream. That’s not to suggest that he’ll be gyrating with one of his synths on a festival main stage any time soon, but take a listen to last year’s Paranormal Soul album and it’s clear that Wolfers has made his madcap fusion of Italo, Detroit electro and jacking house more accessible, even to the point that his productions are now more DJ friendly than ever before.
The Rome label shifts back to contemporary acts with records forthcoming from Deathday, Sixth June and Police De Mouers.
Danny Wolfers will return to Créme Organisation under his most universally recognised name with a forthcoming album.
Take in the title track from Danny Wolfers’ soon to arrive return to L.I.E.S.
Decade old Legowelt ghetto house curio will inaugurate new reissue series.
Watch Legowelt make one of this year’s greatest music video cameos in the visual accompaniment for Xosar’s new track “The Calling”.
The coming together of two of modern electronic music’s most intriguing minds provided the highlight of our week when Actress met Legowelt on Clone Jack For Daze.
Actress and Legowelt may not come across as very compatible at a glance, but they actually have quite the shared heritage. Both of their catalogues trudge through the difficult-to-pin-down territory between experimental and dance music, and each producer appears capable of balancing their introverted and extroverted sides by managing an eclectic output while retaining a hermetic loner mystique of sorts.
Fledgling label Beyond The Speaker have shared details of their debut release, a split 12″ between Legowelt and Willie Burns.
Delve into the world of “deep west coast mystic arcade cassette funk wave” with the video for Legowelt’s latest analogue creation.
Actress joins the Jack For Daze fold with two remixes of the Legowelt jam “Elements of Houz Music”.