Label: Up The Stuss
Cat. #: UTSOFF02
Release Date: 1st September 2023
2. Hazy Gaze
Locklead delivers the second release on Up The Stuss’ new series UTSOFF, unveiling a pair of deep and captivating cuts across ‘Moon’.
Returning to Up The Stuss in style fresh from his collaborative Across Boundaries project with label head honcho Chris Stussy, it’s pretty clear that Utrecht-based DJ, producer and live talent Locklead’s purple patch isn’t going anywhere as he continues to unveil his sharp-edged, heady and cosmic sound to an ever-growing selection of fans. And when artist and label link and complement one another effortlessly, creating a home away from home, comfort and freedom take creativity to a new height.
For the sophomore release on UTSOFF, a series launched by Stussy’s soaring ‘All Night Long’ earlier this year, the enigmatic Dutchman delivers ‘Moon’ – a shimmering slice of house music that’s been the topic of endless ID requests since featuring as a stand-out track in Stussy’s Sonar Week sets. A true showcase of his innate talent as an artist, drawing from all corners of the genre, the track – written and produced solo while featuring his own vocals throughout – welcomes a trip into the mind of one of modern house music’s most exciting new names. In contrast,’ Hazy Gaze’ is a moody journey through tumbling textures, wonky synths and spacey tones, delivering two cuts for varying moods and moments, and another essential addition to the UTS catalogue.