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REVIEW: Lane 8 - Rise (Live & In Session) out on Anjunadeep

Selling out shows from LA to London, Daniel Goldstein aka Lane 8 marked himself out as one of electronic music’s rising stars in 2015 with the release of his acclaimed debut album ‘Rise’ on Anjunadeep. Highly praised by The New York Times, Hype Machine, Mixmag, The Fader and The Metro, and supported by global tastemakers Annie Mac, Jason Bentley and Pete Tong, Lane 8’s diverse sound connected with audiences across the board.

Casting new light on the songs and musicality at its heart, ‘Rise (Live & In Session)’ collates live and session recordings of five tracks from the album, recorded with collaborators Solomon Grey and Lulu James and featuring live keys and arrangement from Daniel himself.

Album opener ‘Loving You’ appears as an ‘In Session’ performance with original vocalist and Jon Hopkins collaborator Lulu James.

Long-time collaborators Solomon Grey return on of ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Hot As You Want’, taken from the popular ‘In Session’ videos debuted last year, originally premiered by Fact Magazine.

Closing the EP is a recorded live rendition of ‘Hot As You Want’ and a Solomon Grey-sung live cover of ‘Loving You’, both taken from an intimate Lane 8 live show at Peckham Liberal Club in London.

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Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Radio Friendly[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]All EP[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Lane 8 proves once again how genius he is and his Live and In Session EP uncovers his ability to translate electronic music into live performance that is not just an artist behind his computer screen pushing some buttons and occasionally looking to his audience. Of course in the tracks included he collaborates with the awesome singer Lulu James that offers goosebumps from head to toe with her performance while the incredible Solomon Grey delivers precious moments with his delicate super classy super incredible vocal abilities. We Rise higher when we are exposed to magical sounds like this one. #PureGold Love it [/content]

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