FLAX, LAUREN

LIZ & LAUREN EP (2MR)

FLAX, LAUREN - LIZ & LAUREN EP 160245
Format:
1 LP
Release:
22.09.2023
Label:
2MR
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
160245
Barcode:
0090125171013
Voted DJ Mag's Underground Hero in 2022, DJ & producer Lauren Flax has been a fixture in Brooklyn's electronic scene for two decades.

On her latest project Liz & Lauren EP, she teams up with Liz Wight of shoegaze techno duo Pale Blue, whose sultry vocals explore questions of love and isolation to the tune of Detroit house and acidic techno.

Flax and Wight became fast friends in 2021 after being introduced by Pale Blue member & 2MR co-founder Mike Simonetti, who'd enlisted Flax to remix Pale Blue's "Breathe." Naturally, when Flax needed a vocalist for some tracks she was working on shortly after, she knew just who to call.

"I was in my last year of grad school doing an internship in community mental health helping kids cope with the trauma of the pandemic," Wight says of the time.

She channeled this experience as she wrote and recorded the lyrics to Liz & Lauren EP from her home in Los Angeles.

As a result, the lyrics on Liz & Lauren EP are open-ended musings on connection, isolation, and convention.

Lead single "Fix Everything" can be read both as an indictment of the trappings of marriage or, on Flax's view, a rousing call to action, applicable to issues ranging from the degradation of the environment to the attack on LGBTQ+ rights in America.

As the EP progresses, Wight's airy vocals consider the pitfalls of love, from the destructive power of infatuation to the pain of outgrowing a relationship.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. FIX EVERYTHING
  • 1.2. I'D RISK IT ALL TO BE WITH YOU
  • 1.3. I DON'T WANT TO HUR T YOU
  • 1.4. RETURN TO LOVE
  • 1.5. I'D RISK IT ALL TO BE WITH YOU (MASC REMIX)