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Local Talk's top five tracks according to Lay-Far

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Swedish label Local Talk is making waves. The imprint has housed releases from Session Victim, DJ T, Detroit Swindle and Luke Solomon, with Moscow-based DJ Lay-Far the next act set to release on the respected label. 

DJ Mag caught up with the DJ/producer, who already made waves in 2016 his two-part LP 'How I Communicate' on Local Talk, to find out his top five tracks from the influential Swedish imprint.  

HNNY 'Tears'
"I first heard this tune in 2013 at SunceBeat 4 in Croatia, it was played by Mad Mats at the Beach Stage late at night and I remember myself running to the booth to ask what it was. That festival was the first time we played together with Mats as a part of the Mind Fluid boat run by the legendary Kev Beadle, and that’s the moment our friendship started! Believe me, that boat party was really something. This tune still sounds relevant to me: dirty, deep, incredibly funky and soulful at the same time."

Atjazz 'Fox Tooth (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Dub)'
"Atjazz — one of my favourite electronic producers, whom I’m happy to be considering a mentor and a friend. This mix is Atjazz at his best — minimalistic but rich, super catchy and dancefloor efficient. Basically, it's a deep cinematic bomb — that’s the best way I can describe it! Takes you on the journey each time played, it's one of those special moments."  

Son Of Sound 'Violent Mood Things' 
"Probably a favourite tune from Son Of Sound. I love the combination of gritty lo-fi breaks, the four to the floor backbone and emotive sampled strings. Very powerful and punchy!"

Crackazat 'Eye Light (It's A Jam)'
"A big fan of this particular version of the track! Very reminiscent of late '90s clean-sounding jazzy house — it especially reminds me of St. Germain or Kevin Yost, but in this case with heavier and more twisted beats. The second part of the track becomes a real beast — a treat for house dancers!" 

Ashley Beedle, Lay-Far, Darren Morris 'Doctor Feelgood'
"A collaboration on the label that I’m especially proud of. It was a rather quick but memorable session with both legends in their cosy North Street studio in the UK. I remember making those beats while on the train to the place. We met with Ashley at St Leonards Warrior Square and went straight to the studio. Ashley chopped some vocal bits and melodic samples from vinyl he brought with him and we started messing around with those, while Darren laid that catchy bassline, supportive harmonies and engineered the whole thing. We also ecorded some live claps and extra percussion. It was a moment of pure inspiration for myself and one of those organic and lively session with lots of jokes, resulting in a very positive track!"

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