Lane 8 returns with “Little By Little”

Dating back to warehouse parties in cities like Detroit and Chicago in the 1970s and 80s where electronic music was born, the genre has been tweaked, grown, and recreated in respect to the changing technologies. In that changed birthed techno, and allowed producers and writers like Lane 8’s Daniel Goldstein to create. 

Since the release 2015 of Lane 8’s first studio album, “Rise” under Anjunadeep Records, Goldstein has gained prominent popularity, following, and recognition from credited publications including Billboard and Fader.  Single releases on Soundcloud and Spotify since has kept his reputation afloat and anticipation running high for his latest studio release. 

A spiritual journey of an album, “Little by Little” released on Jan. 19, houses 10 tracks filled with deep rhythmic tones in a progressive pattern with elongated bass patterns. Slowly building with more and more life as the tracks play out,  Each song being around the five to six minute mark allows for a lot of development. Listening from beginning to end, with full immersion, many emotions and thoughts begin to surface in the listeners. 

The first song of the album “Daya” is the perfect introduction to this album, showing the listeners what’s to come, much like a pilot episode for a TV show. “No Captain” and “Stir Me Up” both of which contain vocals by Polica, and “Coming Back To You” featuring J.F. July both add to the beauty of Lane 8’s music and his production style. Each track has something different to offer, making a standalone hit track difficult to choose, from the high hats, snares, or kick drum to the emotions captured. 

Australian artists Mark Zito, known as Fractures, appears twice on this album with male vocals on “Clarity” and “Hold On.” These songs are strategically placed through the album to pull listeners back and forth. Going from female vocals on songs like “Stir Me Up” to male vocals on “Hold On” adds more depth to the journey of the overall album. “Hold On” may be one of the most complex songs on the album for its use of instruments and different sounds that feels a bit darker than the others. It offers a vibe of examination and almost concern. 

Lane 8 doesn’t create music to build huge drops, or throw loud noises and madness back and forth. Lane 8 is one for beauty, elegance, trances, journeys, and progression, and that is all made evident in his new album.

Lane 8 doesn’t create music to build huge drops, or throw loud noises and madness back and forth. Lane 8 is one for beauty, elegance, trances, journeys, and progression, and that is all made evident in his new album.