photo by Andrew Martin prelude by Dersu
At this point in my life the path I have taken has lead me straight back into the world of my younger brother of 11 years, Lyle. We’ve found each other again through music. I sound like a 1990’s San Francisco raver saying that I found my brother through deep house, but honestly that’s what happened.
My path lead me to Berlin to fall deep in love with the darkest, heaviest, most beautiful music on earth, and Lyle’s path lead him to the mountains of Montana, to incredible small gatherings of DJ’s and artists, connecting in the same way with different music.
Over christmas it made so much sense to ask Lyle to create a mix for WITNESS THIS, a collective that I started over 6 years ago now. Without further ado, I would proudly, proudly like to introduce all of you my WITNESS THIS family to Lyle (artist name L.Y.), my “older” brother, a soul thousands of years old who teaches me about life through his music. Here is an exclusive mix, made special for all of you.
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“I live in the mountains of Montana. We are shrouded in snow right now and there is nowhere else I’d rather be.
Within this mix is a blend of deep, tech and progressive house. I included moods in this mix that resonate with the darkness and mystery of winter, as well as reflect on the beauty of the sun and the moon when they cast light upon the snow.
The intention is that this recording can connect with you wherever you might be. Such is the power of music.
May the rhythms carry you over the mountains, across the seas, upon the golden beaches, into the cities, through the deep forests, and up into the stars. Happy sailing.”
Sphere – Helly Larson
First Snow – Andrey Pushkarev
Untold Stories – Bog
Deepfields (Li Remix) – Moti Brothers
Snake Yoga – Gregory S.
Corvidae (Sasse Remix) – Hisham Zahran
Fat Controller (Roman Flügel Remix) – Martin Dawson & Glimpse
Divine Insolence (Feat. Snowflake) – Frank Hellmond
Doradus – iO Mulen
Skin & Bones (Karl Friedrich Mix) – Terranova & Bon Homme feat Lydmor
Be Water (Rodriguez Jr Remix) – Alexander Daf & Spieltape
Mother B – Kevin Yost
Deep In The Three – Thyladomid & Adriatique
Vali – YokoO
Lambo (Juan Deminicis Remix) – Juan Deminicis
Ritual – Juan Deminicis
Too Much Information (Laolo Remix) – Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra
Nirvana – Guy J
One of Lyle’s paintings: Enigma.