DT773 – Lubelski
Producer, DJ, and modular synthesist, Lubelski released his ‘Happy Accidents’ LP on DIRTYBIRD at the end of 2021.
Written over a six week stretch of modular jam tracking and long nights of isolation, the album represents a moment in Lubelski’s career when he discarded the rule book and wrote with a renewed sense of creative freedom. This feeling is exuded at every twist and turn on the record, disregarding any preconceptions people might have had about him or the label.
Lubelski has spent the last decade rising on his own terms. Always straddling underground sensibilities and danceable sound design, Jake remains a rarity in a space polarized by fun-havers and chin-strokers. His forward-thinking production know-all has earned him access to premiere imprints like Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels, Audiojack’s Gruuv, Mikey Lion’s Desert Hearts, and Melé’s Club Bad, all the while running his PERCOMANIACS Records alongside RYBO and Wyatt Marshall.
Through it all Claude VonStroke has championed him first as an artist to watch, then one to cherish, releasing breakthrough tracks like ‘Animalistic’ and ‘Lost My Senses’ that have helped define the next generation of DIRTYBIRD soundscapes. Then in the heat of lock-downs, banished from the booth, Claude offered Lubelski a live modular-jam show on the label’s Twitch channel that would forever change the way he made music. For marathon stretches each week Lubelski would get lost in the bleeps and bloops of modular synth oddities, letting the randomness of the machines take control, and showing off a side of his personality that few had seen before. It was here that Claude offered Jake his debut DIRTYBIRD album and where the ‘Happy Accidents’ concept took form.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words:
Some of my current favourite tracks: eclectic, groovy, and fun.
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Dis Konnect by Dino Lenny
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Sugar, spice, and vibes.
Tell us about your next EP?
My next EP comes out on Melé’s label Club Bad in mid-March. I’m very excited about it!
What have you got coming up?
Finishing up my Happy Accidents Tour then I’m very excited for the festival season here in the spring.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
The world seems to be a very serious place these days. remember to have fun but stay safe!
1. Dixie Yure – Mapache
2. Dino Lenny – Dis Konnect
3. Claude VonStroke, Lubelski – Ice Cream Cone feat. Life on Planets
4. Lubelski – Macrodose
5. Made in TLV – Isla Blanca
6. Lulu James – Zim Zimmer (Richy Ahmed Remix)
7. Daniele Baldelli & Marco Dionigi – Be Careful About Karma
8. Lubelski – Dreaming
9. Lubelski, Troy Kurtz – Spaghettification
10. Lubelski, Kaleena Zanders – Some Advice
11. Lubelski – Why Do You Do The Things You Do