The United States, despite being the birthplace of house & techno, is often looked to now as a haven for raunchier, low-end heavy sounds that please the masses. However, this reputation is beginning to erode as new gen talents like AceMoMa, Octo Octa, Dantiez Saunderson, and others have come forth to take their country’s crown back as a hotbed of cutting edge sonics.
Lubelski also finds himself among this cresting wave of tastemakers; hailing from California and boasting a penchant for modular production, the young producer has found a deep love for house of the driving minimal variety. Not only is this a rather niche genre for his region, but we’d wager that he’s ahead of the global electronic curb. With big room techno along with harder sounds of the 90s coming back into vogue after all, it only makes sense that, akin to the aughts, minimal will soon emerge as a highly desired style to counteract the noise.
Lubelski’s talent shines in ‘Lost My Senses.’ Its title track contains futuristic synths that ricochet around the brain like a ping-pong ball, whilst its bassline adds a hint of funk that begs movement. “Broken Motor” feels like a true descent into madness, taking on the motifs in its preceding track but adding an extra tension with its distorted synth progression. This is a spiral we’re more than keen to go down, however—especially with the polished production prowess exuded by Lubelski.
‘Lost My Senses’ found its way to Dirtybird Records, continuing the label’s return to seeking out more experimental strains of house to enter its fold. Hopefully, we’ll hear more of this in the coming months. Meanwhile, hear more of Lubelski in recent EPs on Gruuv, Deeperfect, and elrow as well as his own label Percomaniacs, which continues to grow as a choice destination for modernized minimal.