Having become a word-of-mouth dancefloor phenomenon over the summer, DJ Koze’s much talked-about extended disco edits of Låpsley’s ‘Operator’ today get a full release.
“When I heard Låpsley´s ‘Operator’ for the first time, I thought that it was unique and perfect and didn’t need a remix at all, but what I could imagine was in fact a 10 minute-lasting, slowly unwrapping-itself version in a Larry Levan style, playing and dubbing around with the original stems, providing some gimmicks while imagining the moon with the spoon in the Studio”
– DJ Koze
The release is available on all digital services from today, plus on 12” vinyl via the XL Recordings webstore with additional copies available in quality record stores soon.
‘Operator’ is taken from Låpsley’s debut album Long Way Home, released at the start of the year on XL Recordings and also featuring previous singles ‘Hurt Me’, ‘Love Is Blind’, ‘Painter’ and ‘Station’. For much of the album Låpsley worked with XL’s in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald, in addition to production contributions from Paul O’Duffy and Mura Masa.
Meanwhile, following a recent sold out London headline show at Heaven and performances at festivals across Europe, Låpsley is set to play her biggest headline show to date on October 19, at London’s 2000-capacity Shepherds Bush Empire.
Låpsley Tour Dates:
JUL 16 PORI JAZZ FESTIVAL PORI, FINLAND
JUL 22 FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL NIGAA, JAPAN
JUL 24 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS FESTIVAL EASTWOOD, AUSTRALIA
JUL 26 HOWLER, MELBOURNE BRUNSWICK, AUSTRALIA
JUL 27 OXFORD ART FACTORY SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
JUL 29 OSHEAGA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL MONTREAL, CANADA
JUL 31 LOLLAPALOOZA (CHICAGO) CHICAGO, IL
AUG 04 CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SAN FRANCISCO, CA
AUG 05 OUTSIDE LANDS SAN FRANCISCO, CA
AUG 12 HALDERN POP FESTIVAL REES, GERMANY
SEP 30 MELKWEG OUDE ZAAL AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
OCT 1 BELGIQUE BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
OCT 02 ZOOM FRANKFURT, GERMANY
OCT 04 STROM MUNCHEN, GERMANY
OCT 05 LUCERNA MUSIC BAR PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
OCT 06 BERGHAIN BERLIN, GERMANY
OCT 19 SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM