Sunday, September 28 2014
2013 was a banner year for American house producer Lane 8 – already having gained momentum in 2012 with key DJ support from the likes of The Magician and Jody Wisternoff, Lane 8, through a consistent and high-quality output of original tunes and remixes, became one of the fastest rising stars in the ever-crowded dance music scene. What sets Lane 8 apart from many of his contemporaries is his ability to craft music that succeeds both in the club and on the iPod – it’s no accident that his Soundcloud page has earned well over one million streams since the start of the project in summer 2012.
His most popular single to date, “Every Night”, was posted quietly on soundcloud in January 2013 – since that time, “Every Night” has gained over 1 million streams on youtube and soundcloud combined, been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 and was subsequently snapped up for an official release forthcoming in 2014.Moving from strength to strength, Lane 8’s record label debut came via London’s Anjunadeep imprint with the single “Be Mine” in June 2013. Within a week of release, “Be Mine” hit #1 on hype machine, was played multiple times on BBC Radio 1, named record of the week on Above & Beyond’s radio show, and earned a spot on the Majestic Casual playlist (his second to date). “Be Mine” went on to become one of the best selling singles from Anjunadeep’s #1 iTunes compilation “Anjunadeep 05”. His follow-up with Anjunadeep, an original titled “The One” featuring vocals from Patrick Baker, is slated for release in February 2014, with remixes from Klangkarussell and Baio.Later in 2013, Lane 8 continued his purple patch with a release on red-hot US label French Express titled “How I Feel”, a slew of free downloads, and remixes for Daughter, Fenech-Soler and Mike Mago, cementing his place in the record boxes of DJ’s like B. Traits, Mark Farina, Isaac Tichauer, Kidnap Kid, Goldroom, Z immer, Andre Crom, and Compuphonic, to name a few.Having played a busy club schedule all over North America in 2013, Lane 8 has recently moved to Germany to focus on his music career full-time, and will be touring Europe starting in 2014.