Postcards From LA #01


Welcome along to my weekly column, beamed direct from the city of angels. Imagine if you will, my Yorkshire tones leading you by the hand down the freeway.

Each week I will be delving into the latest and greatest in electronic music and beyond, offering up an insight into the best visual art and music California has on it’s plate.

LA is one hell of a town, where you’re as likely to bump into Ron Jeremy in an Italian restaurant or find yourself next to David Lynch in a coffee shop!

To quote the late Hunter S Thompson “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

Wax treatment

Lets gets things underway with an EP on Electronic Explorations. Out this Monday on limited red vinyl, young Irish producer DeFeKT delivers this essential piece of wax. Machine funk of the highest order.

‘Delusional’ is without a doubt one of the best tracks I’ve heard this year, but don’t take my word for it listen for yourself here.

Kraftwerk – We Are The Robots (Club Bizarre Edit)



I caught wind of this  Kraftwerk rework via the Comeme mixtape from KIWI. Usually the sight of a Kraftwerk edit (why mess with perfection right?) will have me running for the nearest exit, but Club Bizzare have added just the right amount of extra magic.

Incidentally the German electronica masters have just announced that their ‘1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8’ retrospective will be paying  LA a visit in March. Like their previous residencies Kraftwerk have chosen a unqiue and outstanding piece of modern architecture to add to to the experience of these live shows. Frank Gehry‘s Walt Disney Concert Hall.


Needless to say I and every electronic music fan in the city will be chomping at the the bit for a ticket.

Kraftwerk live at Tate Modern

Winter Son EP


Riding solo Winter Son, one half of taxidermy and krautrock enthusiasts  Ghosting Season delivers a cracking two tracker of heads down emotive techno on This Is Forever. Not out for streaming yet but check his soundcloud here.


Dollar Bin Sunday

I love nothing more than a good old Sunday record dig, and boy is there some fine digging to be had down in LA!

A recent dollar bin pick up has been the album from A Flock of Seagulls.

Hidden away on the b-side is the excellent ‘Telecommunication’.
With tips of the hat to Joy Division and Kraftwerk, this is definitely worth tracking down.


My LA tip this week comes in the form of an stunning light installation from Californian artist  Phillip K. Smith III. Located just outside of Joshua Tree (around 2 hours drive from LA) this is well worth a visit. I’m off to the desert this weekend, and will no doubt be hunting this down. Swing by Lucid Stead for more info.

Alex Oxley