Voices from the Lake is an intensely personal project borne out of the long-standing friendship between two Italian DJ/producers, Donato Dozzy and Neel. The project extends and deepens their explorations of ambient techno, with an emphasis firmly placed on the techno component. Listening to Voices from the Lake is an immersive experience, as the textured beats and carefully crafted rhythms have a deeply hypnotic effect. The open, fluid structure of the music gives it an organic, natural feel, transporting you to more peaceful surroundings. With the music of Voices from the Lake there is a completely natural progression and flow, nothing is forced or hurried. The sounds develop and unfold at their own pace, creating a powerful sense of tranquility. The genesis of the Voices from the Lake album can be found in the mountains of Japan, where they made their live debut at The Labyrinth festival in 2011. Tonight will be the North American debut live show of Voices From The Lake. Donato Dozzy and Neel will both be joining us behind the decks for DJ sets as well.
Listen to samples from the VFTL album:
Check out Neel's Dommune set:
Check out Dozzy's page on Beyond Booking:
Alex O. Smith, aka Omar S, is a producer from Detroit who seemingly came out of nowhere about a decade ago. He has self-released nearly his entire vast discography on the FXHE imprint. At this point, he is spoken about in the same breath as legendary Detroit producers such as Moodymann and Theo Parrish, and for good reason. Hearing Omar S play in his hometown is one of the main reasons we return to Detroit for DEMF each year. He generally plays one non-festival event per year, and it's always one of the best parties of the weekend. In any case, we've been trying to get Alex to The Bunker for a long time, and are incredibly happy that it finally worked out.
Check out Beyond Booking's "The Best of Omar S" YouTube playlist: