• Source
  • Artist
    Gunnar Haslam
  • Genres
    Techno – Electronic
  • Categories
    Podcasts – RA
  • File Size
    160 MB
  • File Format


Gunnar Haslam is a pretty heady guy. In his former life studying particle physics, he did work related to the Large Hadron Collider, including tasks such as “looking for missing energy vectors.” His music, too, has a certain cerebral edge, especially on his albums for L.I.E.S.—to give you an idea, the title Mirrors And Copulation is a reference to “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius,” a short story by the Argentine author Jorge Luis Borges.

Haslam got his feet wet with DJing and production as an undergraduate at NYU, a time when he attended The Bunker religiously. When he released his first record in 2013—a full-length called Mimesiak—it was like a dam had broken. Since then he’s maintained a steady outpouring of music, dropping EP after EP on Delsin, Argot, Mister Saturday Night and Efdemin’s Naïf label, which put out what might be his biggest track yet: “Overcomplete,” a colossal acid banger that’s become something of a sleeper hit. In the meantime, he also made music with Tin Man as Romans, a duo that’s about to tour Europe as a live act. Next month, L.I.E.S. will release his third album in three years, Lebesgue Measures.

Haslam recorded RA.504 at the crest of this wave last summer. Stringing together an hour of spacey and avant-garde club tracks, the mix is a vivid introduction to this new artist’s sound.


Hieroglyphic Being – Lost In Translation – Spectral Sound
21 Brothers – Brothers In Arms – Logistic Records
Acid Jesus – Uranium Smuggle – Klang Elektronik
Cheap and Deep – Time Stops (Ectomorph Remix) – Modular Cowboy
Dettinger – Puma B1 – Kompakt
Skee Mask – Larus Canus – Ilian Tape
Gunnar Haslam – Athabaskan Languages
DJ Qu – Get Sum – Strength Music
DBX – Flying Saucer – Accelerate
Angel De La Guardia – Blind – Broken Call Records
Norman – Windtunnel – Synewave
Substance – Relish Bonus – Chain Reaction
Jahiliyya Fields – Clear Collar – L.I.E.S.
Jeff Mills – Man Made – Axis
Autechre – Draun Quarter – Warp
Fabrice Lig – Sweet Remembers – Clone
Escape Force – L1 – Confused House

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