The latest artist to join the FINA Agency roster is Lay-Far.
Based in Moscow, the DJ, producer and owner of the In-Beat-Ween Music label is a driving force behind the soulful and eclectic music scene in Russia.
Hailed as both a great producer and DJ by the man Gilles Peterson himself amongst others, Lay-far has made a name within the industry as a skilful selector, seamlessly bridging the gaps between the cutting-edge and classic house rhythms, rare disco and boogie, Afro-Latin grooves, bass-heavy cuts and delivering a unique sonic mixture to satisfy one’s body, mind and spirit.
With multiple successful releases under his belt on pretty much every quality label under the sun, including Local Talk, BBE, Atjazz Record Company, G.A.M.M., Rebirth, Tru Thoughts or Soundofspeed, Lay-Far has been gaining constant support from the key tastemakers of the world, including Laurent Garnier, Moxie, Gilles Peterson, Honey Dijon, Mr. Scruff, Jimpster, Prosumer, Horse Meat Disco, Osunlade, Move D, Josh Wink, Ben Sims just to name a few. His tracks and remixes are getting high profile attention at NTS Radio, BBC Radio 6, 1Xtra, Boiler Room, Mi-Soul Radio, BBC Radio Solent, etc.
Lay-Far has just released his long-awaited 3rd studio album “War is Over”! Deeply personal, honest, emotional and uncompromising, the album boasts exciting collaborations with Stee Downes, Jesse Futerman, Pete Simpson, Riddim Research Lab, Phil Gerus, Andy Compton and Recloose.
The result of “War Is Over” – is the profound revaluation of personal and music experience, the reflection of the rich tapestry of cultures and influences woven together and defining Lay-Far’s artistic journey: Chinese roots and Russian mentality, B-boy past and exploration of Dub, fascination with Post-Punk and UK Hardcore, passion for House and Broken beat, Old School Hip-Hop and Soviet Jazz Funk. This time Lay-Far surpasses the expectations, creating a versatile yet integral album where edges between genres and scenes are consciously blurred…
Gilles Peterson: “Very excellent Lay-Far album.”
Larry Heard: “Thanks again for the CD. Really digging “Sirius rising”, “PPL LV”, “Never Good Enough For You”, “Over”, “Draw the Curtains” & “Loops of Sorrow”. Nice. Much success with the release. Best! ”
Motor City Drum Ensemble: “Very well produced, sounded great even on the Macbook speakers 🙂 Modern fusion stuff.”
The Ransom Note: “Clever and impressive. It just might be enough to end a war.”
We are very pleased to have him with us. Contact us to get him booked!
Check out his latest mix for Bolting Bits…