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Lukas Lyrestam channels 90s house and soul on ‘Levels of Compassion’

Channels 90s house and soul on ‘Levels of Compassion’ out 4th June via Skint Records.

Swedish musician / composer / producer Lukas Lyrestam channels the spirit of 90s house and soul on slick new single ‘Levels of Compassion’ released through legendary Brighton based label Skint Records on 4th June 2021. 

‘Levels of Compassion’ strikes a compelling balance, fusing elements of soulful house, pop and modern electronica with nods to Studio 54 and Paradise Garage.

Lukas says: “I wanted to join the dots between the lost ADATs of 90s NYC and hypnotic elmenets of modern 4/4 music. With Levels of Compassion those dots are a homage to the timeless sound of Patrick Crowley and Salsoul beefed up a few notches to really kick it, somehow striking a balance between soulful musicality and the grit, sweat and tears of a long night out.”

Merging the worlds of 80s pop and contemporary deep house, Lukas Lyrestam bridges the emotional worlds of electronic music with straight retro-rollers. With releases on legendary labels like Skylax Records, Common Labour and many more plus props from legends of the scene like Gerd Janson, Todd Edwards, Mano Le Tough, Soul Clap and more keep an eye on this one as he rolls out a swashbuckling live show filled with guitars and vocal acrobatics.

Born in Sweden but raised in London this grafter of deep-house has run a vinyl-only record label for the last five years as well as events in bookings at legendary institutions like Ministry of Sound and EGG. Having DJ’d internationally for the last 5 years as well as thrown his own fair share of illegal underground parties on the continent this young man’s dance-floor instincts are very well honed.

Having recently spent time in Paris and relocated to Berlin, house-legend Hardrock Striker (collaborator of DJ Sprinkles, LARRY HEARD etc.) oversaw Lukas’ recent and most complete piece of work – When 2 Bodies Become One, which came out in 2020.

This unique collage of house, electronica and retro vibes was supported across the board by a huge variety of DJs and publications like HERCULES and Love Affair, Surgeon, DJ Deep, Luke Slater, Red Axes, Jennifer Cardini, Sandrien, Ivan Smagghe, Dublab, Redlight Radio, NTS, Mixmag and Pitchfork. The future’s looking bright for Lukas as the vanguard of electronic music stamp their seal of approval.

‘To Hope Is 2 Hurt / Levels of Compassion’ is released on 4th June through Skint Records.

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