We’ve been friends and fans of Andrew for years, his legendary Lovefingers blog and podcast was an early source of inspiration for us. His ESP Institute label is one of the best places to find weird and wonderful forwarding thinking music, so we’re super happy to bring you a special mix from him!
As usual we had a chat with him to see what he’s been up to:
“Just back from New York City, Europe and Australia tours and have been super busy gearing up ESP Institute releases for Summer. Its been a very busy year for the label, been digging loads of new strange music from around the world, and theres been loads more raves in Los Angeles these days… time flies when you’re having fun.
This mix was recorded in the record room beneath my house in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles… in the middle of the night.
I wanted to play some tough tunes that I don’t play out much and get premiere a few ESP Institute exclusives and tracks from friends as well. I feel its important as ever to keep pushing new and forward-thinking music, rather than always looking to the past, so I started off with an old leathery fave then worked through some contemporary material—drugged-out and oddball moment, then ending on an ethereal note as I usually like to do.”
“Doing a small Westcoast stint in a camper van with my partner Heidi Lawden (who’s done an FMB podcast a while back) and old friend Tako from Red Light Records and his partner Izabel—should be a wicked trip! Then back to Europe for all of August. Oh and Japan next week. Slowly working on my EP that should be ready by end of the year.”