London based record label and party High Praise are proud to welcome Russian producer / DJ extraordinaire Lay-Far to their ranks, following their run of sold out 12”s and widely acclaimed releases with the mind-bending “Soulful Encounters Of The 3rd Kind” EP.
Having previously released on the likes of Lumberjacks In Hell, Razor N’ Tape, Local Talk, BBE, AtJazz, Tru Thoughts and more, Lay-Far is an artist that needs little introduction. He has cemented himself as Russia’s leading purveyor of soulful, bass laden grooves.
Delivering four slabs of intergalactic dance-floor heat, “Soulful Encounters Of The 3rd Kind” sees Lay-Far casting our collective minds back through the mists of time to 1989, as alien crafts were landing in farmer’s fields up and down the M25 Motorway - bringing droves of earth-dwelling believers together, to commune in peace and move their bodies to frequencies from another dimension.
From the 80’s Electro infused bassweight of “Round & Round” to the frantic, chopped, canned-lightning energy of “Feel The Rhythm Of Your Soul” - Lay-Far perfectly captures the raw tension and energy of a era lost to memory, but now enjoying a renaissance through the collective consciousness of this world tipped upside down.
On the release, Lay-Far says:
“I had lots of fun working on this record. It was all about letting go of the ego control and going with the flow - feeling the music and culture waves taking me somewhere new and fresh but familiar at the same time. Cosy feeling!”
High Praise is a vessel for uplifting, open minded music, made with good energy. Captained by Hugo Mari and Josh Byrne, they have released music from the likes of Yadava, EVM128, James Rudie, Partner Music and more, gaining support from the likes of DJ Mag, Jamz Supernova, Gilles Peterson, Tom Ravenscroft & many more.
Published: 2nd November 2020