Leisure System has already made a name for itself with a varied selection of releases sitting in its catalogue. Whether it the grime of Visionist, the electro of Dopplereffekt or just pure bass shaking fun from Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum’s JETS project, this is a label that is happy to probe at the polar opposites of the finest in contemporary electronic music. JoeFarr’s debut on the imprint with the Longanimity EP sees a focusing of sound, specifically raw edged dance floor material. This sound has a name; GRIDLOCK.
The material fits the billing perfectly, sitting somewhere between the then avant garde 90’s IDM sound, hedonistic rave revivalism and forged in steel techno. Words can only describe so much, so to accompany the launch we have an exclusive stream of ‘Mormon Shuffle‘ to saw at your eardrums. Using this as the template, Longanimity feels in part like the successor to Warp Record’s “ahead of its time” dance floor focused outlet Arcola, instead here it hits the market at its most receptive, rather than when Warp entered the fray during the mid-2000’s main room minimal obsessed mediocrity.
Longanimity is out there in the wild for your consumption right now – check the Leisure System Bandcamp listing for digital and physical options – make sure you keep a keen eye out for this new string to the Leisure System bow, including pre-orders for the second in the GRIDLOCK series from Will Ward. Joe will also be appearing at the Dimensions Festival, for those who want to get up front and nasty.
A2. Mormon Shuffle
B1. Standard Issue