English electronic music producer Lapalux has never been one to stick to just one style. His debut full-length Nostalchic, released on FlyLo's Brainfeeder label in 2013, held tinges of R&B within walls of synthesized textures. For his forthcoming second album Lustmore (out April 7 via Brainfeeder), Lapalux found inspiration in the idea of hypnagogia, the state of consciousness that exists between being awake and asleep, and his sonic palette reflects that in-betweenness. Fittingly, he plays with extremes of tempo on this week's FADER Mix, which includes an unreleased edit of "Throw Dem Bands," as well as Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt's latest releases. One thing's for sure, it'll keep you on your toes.
Where are you right now? Describe your surroundings. I'm in Prague. Spring's here, it's nice.
Tell us about your mix—what do you imagine people doing while they're listening to it? It's basically a mix of things I've been listening to for the last while. It jumps about tempo wise quite a bit so I'd suggest taking it chill—make a tea in the moody parts—and then go 0-100 and spill that fucking tea you just made all over yourself when the large stuff comes in around the mid-section.
What was the seed for your new album? Lustmore's all about being in limbo. A place between consciousness.
What's your favorite dish to cook and how do you make it? I don't eat.
Silq - The Way It Was
Travis Scott - Uptown
Franco Micalizzi - Crescendo
Actress - Don't
Kendrick Lamar - Wesley's Theory
Florian Kupfer - I Feel You
Lil Silva - Don't You Love
LPLX - Throw Dem Bands (Unreleased)
Wiley - On A Level
Ratking - Flurry
Earl Sweatshirt - Grief
JJ Doom - Guv'nor
Kelela - A Message
Spooky Black - Dj Khaled Is My Father
Portishead - Deep Water