The ESP Institute boss and forward thinking dj has announced the first outing on a new project which allows him to showcase some of the music which helped ground him firmly within the leftfield dance music community and hence his own career. It offers a glimpse into the eclectic, forward thinking sounds which made up the basis of the former Lovefingers website which operated between 2006-2010.
The release features music by the likes of Lifetones, D.E, Hotlegs, Florian Poser and more with the release spanning fourteen tracks respectively. The album is perhaps best introduced by the crew behind the record themselves.
"In 2006, the musical landscape was very different; there was no streaming, “shazam" was a word used by magicians, and "all-access” was not granted to the general public. Social media, as we know it, was in its infancy and today’s constant digital feed of interruptions, notifications, refreshes and “likes” didn't yet exist. Those with a thirst for the overlooked regions of the record store had to quench themselves in the climes of the online world's music blogs, and while that digital community was surely expanding, NYC's lovefingers.org was something different. Not a blog but a daily unfolding mix—no opinions, reviews, or backstories were coupled with the music, no full albums or submissions from the outside—it was a mysterious watering hole in the burgeoning digital desert where rogue tracks from Wally Badarou rubbed shoulders with those of Holger Czukay, the drama of Sylvester juxtaposed with the quirkiness of Hosono, and countless other coveted artists’ unearthed gems melted in one pot, a digital space where $1 thrift store scores could easily breathe the same dusty air as cosmic holy grails, oddball psychedelics and proto-electronica b-sides comfortably cohabited with $300 private-press folk rarities. With 1 track per day, Andrew “Lovefingers” Hogge created a truly democratic and educated selection of music for our aural pleasure, and labelled them Fingertracks (numbered 001-999)."
A full tracklist can be seen below: