FADER Mix: Lilacs & Champagne

The Portland sampledelic duo explore the things that go bump in the night.

February 27, 2015

When not constructing doomy soundscapes with Portland's Grails, Alex Hall and Emil Amos explore simiarly dark-tinged sampledelia as the exploratory soundsmiths Lilacs & Champagne. They're readying the second volume of their Midnight Features series, Made Flesh (set for release on March 17 via Temporary Residence Ltd.), and in advance of that occasion they've turned in a 21-minute FADER Mix of oddball sonic curiosities that sound spooky even if they're not meant to. Word to the wise: listen to this one with the lights on, maybe.

Where are you right now? Describe your surroundings. Our favorite James Bond-themed strip club in Prague, Goldfingers. Odd Job absolutely killing it on stage right now.

What's the last book you read that had a big impact on you? Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

What did you open and close this FADER mix with, and why? Opening - "Electric Blue" TV theme. A British show our generation would stay up late to watch if your uncle had Playboy in his cable package. Closing - "Stress", by Francis Monkman. Keyboardist from Curved Air. Includes a sample of Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget.

If you could have anyone spin your next birthday party, past or present, DJ or not, who would it be? Paris HIlton.

What's your favorite dish to cook and how do you make it? Hot Pocket. Microwave.

Who's the one artist, living or dead, that you'd love to collaborate with? Jacqueline Bissett, circa 1973

What's the most common misconception you face when explaining your occupation to people? That we make money.


1. Electric Blue - TV theme OST
2. Seed of Memory - Terry Reid
3. Paradise Now - Udo Lindenberg
4. Mystique - Francis Monkman
5. Mean & Dirty - Frank McDonald & Chris Rae
6. Speed Driver Seq 21 - Stelvio Cipriani
7. All The Mad Men - David Bowie
8. Manille - Franco Micalizzi
9. Speed Driver Seq 4 - Stelvio Cipriani
10. Slim Bertha - Pierre Alain-Dahan & Slim Pezin
11. Almost Another Day - JD Blackfoot
12. Francis The Sweeney - Stress (Francis Monkman)

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FADER Mix: Lilacs & Champagne