Laurel Halo shares new song “Sweetie” from her upcoming DJ-Kicks installment, announces tour

Laurel Halo shares new song "Sweetie" from her upcoming DJ-Kicks installment, announces tour
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It’s not usually hard to predict what a DJ-Kicks release will sound like from your typical electronic music artist, but what about one from an eccentric innovator like Laurel Halo? Few people could’ve predicted what DJ Koze’s or Actress’s mixes were going to sound like, for instance, and what ultimately got released were highlights in a long-standing series that would otherwise risk monotony if such artists didn’t enter the fray and mix (*winking face emoji*) things up. So, yes, Halo’s installment, the 68th in the series, ought to be interesting. The stylistic gulf between albums like Quarantine and Chance Of Rain was pretty stark, and the now Berlin-based producer still shows no signs of sticking to a particular sound.

Will Halo’s upcoming DJ-Kicks album be more art pop or the techno that seemingly raised and fed her? Or will it be something else entirely? Wait until March 22, and hear for yourself. The 29-track release, which follows a collaborative EP with British producer Hodge, features exclusive tracks from Rrose, Machinewoman, FIT Siegel, Nick León, and Ikonika, and two from Halo herself. Listen to “Sweetie,” one of those two exclusive Halo cuts, below, and pre-order the mix here via !K7.

Also, tour dates! Check the substantial list of international Halo shows below, none of which feature that idiot Master Chief.

Tracklist:

01 Laurel Halo - Public Art *
02 Stallone the Reducer - Always Hate
03 Red Axes - 5 min (feat. CAR)
04 Parris - Puro Rosaceae
05 Rrose - Cricoid Pressure *
06 Machinewoman - Just Made Some Jazz Music *
07 WCC - Ana
08 FIT Siegel - Pennyrut *
09 Yamaoka - Plastic PQ
10 Siete Catorce – Canto
11 Facta - Poliwhirl
12 Laurel Halo & Hodge - The Light Within You
13 Ikonika - Bodied *
14 Griffit Vigo - A.C.I.D (Electronic Gqom Mix)
15 Panda Lassow - Lachowa
16 Dario Zenker - Koraimer Bro
17 Final Cut - Temptation
18 Aos - Violent Light
19 Geoffrey Landers - Brian’s Having a Party
20 Via Maris - Side Effects
21 Laurel Halo - Oneiroi
22 Nick León - Pelican Dub *
23 Stefan Ringer - Lust
24 Kirk The Flirt - Loser
25 Laurel Halo - Sweetie (DJ-Kicks) *
26 Blake Baxter - Funky World (Blake Baxter Remix)
27 Kiki Kudo - Freakey Keke
28 Group A - Ketabali
29 Whitefield Brothers – Ntu

* exclusive

Laurel Halo dates:

02.14.19 - Gainesville, FL - The Wooly
02.16.10 - Miami, FL - iii Points Festival
02.22.19 - Seattle, WA - Kremwerk
03.01.19 - Los Angeles, CA - Vertexx
03.14.19 - Milan, Italy - Apollo Club
03.16.19 - Zurich, Switzerland - Taktlos Festival
03.21.19 - London, UK - Corsica Studios
03.22.19 - Glasgow, UK - La Cheetah
03.23.19 - Manchester, UK - Soup Kitchen
03.28.19 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain Säule
03.30.19 - The Hague, Netherlands - Rewire Festival
04.05.19 - Paris, France - Concrete
04.06.19 - Lyon, France - Mirage Festival
04.12.19 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - De School
04.13.19 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Culture Box
04.19.19 - Berlin, Germany - Griessmühle
04.21.19 - Hamburg, Germany - Golden Pudel Club
04.25.19 - Bristol, UK - The Love Inn, Bristol, UK
04.26.19 - Madrid, Spain - Siroco
04.27.19 - Barcelona, Spain - Nitsa
04.30.19 - Brussels, Belgium - Bozar Night
05.03.19 - Tallinn, Estonia - Kauplus Aasia
05.04.19 - Helsinki, Finland - Ääniwalli
05.31.19 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound

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