No one takes longer to create a debut album than a dance producer. Someone can have a decade of experience, numerous successful labels, a popular collaborative project, and be one of the biggest names in house. Still, no full-length release.
Take Lee Foss. The man is beloved from his work with Hot Natured, the leader of Hot Creations and Emerald City, and of course, for his own genius solo productions and DJ sets. He’s been at it since 2001, but you know what? He finally did it. He composed and recorded a concept into a whole LP, and damn if this won’t be some kind of glorious.
“I titled the album Alchemy because I’ve long been fascinated by the scientific and spiritual dichotomy it represented,” Foss says, “sort of as the crossroads of modern science and ancient spirituality, and its ethos of distilling perfection in the physical and spiritual realm. It’s dismissed as pseudoscience now, but most of modern chemistry and the scientific method stems from it, and I’m interested in a world that better combines the spiritual realm with the scientific and western medicine we worship today. I feel like making music is the modern alchemy as we search for that perfect series of tones to reach our magnum opus.”
Alchemy will come out in February of 2017 via Emerald City and features collabs with Anabel England, Ali Love, and others. Rest assured, Foss has pulled long nights for many years making Alchemy the stuff of golden dreams. Lead single “Deep Congo” is nearly six perfect minutes that combine the freakiness of funk, the glitchy strangeness of techno, and hand-clappin’ disco fever. It’s an awesome first taste of what’s to come.
Nov 9 – Flash – Washington DC
Nov 11 – Output – Brooklyn, NY
Nov 12 – Space – Miami, FL
Nov 18 – Spin – San Diego, CA
Nov 19 – Rawhide – Chandler, AZ
Nov 23 – Spybar – Chicago, IL
Dec 29 – Privilege – Armacao Dos Buzios, BR
Dec 31 – Cafe de la Musique – Angra Dos Reis, BR