DT692 – Lubelski
It’s been a massive year for rising Los Angeles talent Lubelski so far, between his debut Universal Groove album on his own Percomaniacs imprint and his forthcoming ‘Wind Pipe’ EP due out on Melé’s Club Bad on 5/1. Much hard work in the studio has paid off for Lubelski over the past few years, from his breakthrough ‘Revolution’ EP on Audiojack’s Gruuv Recordings to the Beatport Top 15 favourite ‘Favela Funk’ EP and the Anabel Englund featured ‘Call U Rite Back EP’ with RYBO on Desert Hearts Recs.
Part electrical engineer, part multi-instrumentalist psychonaut, Jake Lubell has synthesized a knack for wild, eclectic beats into a flagship for the next-generation of analog obsessed producers. Through a decade of dedication to self-taught musical exploration and a keen understanding of late nights on the dancefloor, this talent on the verge has emerged as one of North America’s most promising forces.
A global perspective on crate-digging has yielded a unique sample-ladden and rhythmic approach for Lubelski in the studio and booth alike, delivering a wild obsession for the groove often unattainable for young artists. The result has been deep nods from renowned global curators like Doc Martin, Jamie Jones, Claude VonStroke, De La Swing, Dennis Ferrer and David Scuba – support listing far beyond his years.
Undefined by trends and reinforced by a sense of history often lost on the new generation of talent, Lubelski stands apart as a producer and DJ who straddles the the line between sensual and idiosyncratic. Such has earned him key billings at parties with leading promoters like Desert Hearts Festival, FNGRS CRSSD, Decibel Festival, and Listed while also dominating prime showings at San Francisco’s Halcyon, New York’s Schimanski, Los Angeles’ Sound Nightclub, and many more scene leading venues.
Whether he is portraying a dancefloor into realms of psychedelia or channelling his deep knowledge of world music, disco, or rave, Lubelski continues to offer a driving set of wide-reaching influences in each performance with an unadulterated persistence to make you dance.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A bunch of favourites and upcoming releases I’m digging.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Jasmine by Whitesquare. Amazing producer!
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I tried to use tracks with world music or 80’s dance inspiration as well as some of my upcoming original music.
What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
My last gig before the quarantine was in Fresno, CA, which actually really surprised me about how much fun it was!
What have you got coming up?
Releases on Club Bad, Elrow, Deeperfect, Dirtybird, and Superfreq. As well as a remix package for my recent album on my label Percomaniacs.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Be different, be you!
Lubelski - Wind Pipe [Club Bad] Whitesquare - Jasmine [Life + Death] Jey Kurmis - Swann [Hatching Creatures] MEEN - Riot [Housekeepers] Dennis Cruz - Loco [Crosstown Rebels] Musashi - Come Back [ Percomaniacs] Bryan Kessler - Fun Is Fun [Trick] Watervelt - Magman [Ellum] Lubelski - Don’t You Leave Me Hanging [forthcoming Gruuv] Lubelski - At Night [forthcoming Gruuv] Joeski, Harry Romero - Sex Poem [Nothing Else Matters] Lubelski - Bermuda [Club Bad]