Over the past year or so, Gunnar Haslam has quietly become one of those artists whose name is seemingly everywhere. In 2014 alone, the New York producer has issued releases on esteemed imprints like Argot, Delsin, and Mister Saturday Night, and this week, he's releasing his second full-length for L.I.E.S., Mirrors and Copulation. (Just FYI, the album is currently streaming in full exclusively on XLR8R.) In conjunction with this wave of activity, we figured that now would be a good time for Haslam to put together an exclusive mix for our weekly podcast series.
Like many artists, Haslam often skates the line between house and techno, although his productions have also been known to drift into more ambient, synth-heavy territory. There's definitely a dark undercurrent to his output. While Haslam certainly doesn't shy away from pumping, dancefloor-ready cuts, he also blends in passages of noisy experimentation, off-kilter breakbeats, and thoughtful techno.