Starting his career in Glasgow in 1995 on the Slam imprint, Lars Sandberg, the DJ now known as Funk D’Void, has forged his career path amidst driving techno, artful melodies and scintillating chord stabs. The goal for his Balance compilation was to maintain the integrity of the series, shying away from the trendy sounds of now to create a timeless 2 disc compilation that ebbs and flows effortlessly in a cascade of melodic techno and deep house cuts. On Disc 1, Funk represents the Detroit scene with tracks from Monty Luke and Los Hermanos, while Disc 2 provides listeners with an ambient selection of sun-kissed tracks, including an exclusive from Sensation NYC bound Joris Voorn as well as a stunning re-imagining of Joash’s “Assassin.” Consider this a trip through the deep crates of tracks that Sandberg has curated since his start nearly two decades ago. Eclectic, timeless and diverse, Balance 22 feels right at home amongst the rest of the series and provides an impressive view of the scope of Funk D’Void’s musical palette.
“Making such a contribution to such a revered physical CD series I felt that I had to offer something that would transcend the constraints of some of the fickle, fashionable sounds of today’s electronic music scene and record something that would be hopefully still be as welcoming as seeing an old friend over the years upon repeated listens. If some of these sounds reach you in the way they have stayed with me, then my purpose in compiling them has been fulfilled.”
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