CS Exclusive • Pacific State

“To go with our debut single, ‘1990’, we wanted to put together a DJ mixtape, made without compromises, pure underground house & techno from start to finish. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.” — Lifelike

Pacific State is the new project from French producer Laurent Ash (aka Lifelike) and British producer Neil Curtis, which explores their mutual love of late 80s, early 90s acid house and techno. The freshly formed duo take us back to the old school with an eye towards the future, utilizing real machines of decades past to bring classic kicks, thumps and snares to the modern club scene. On the heels of their debut single release 1990, accompanied by a set of noteworthy remixes, the pair have created a mighty new mixtape we have the pleasure of sharing with you today. Get your fix below.

While we've got you, hear a bit more that Lifelike had to say about the debut single and project as a whole –

"'1990' is a return to the source for myself and fellow producer Neil Curtis, we've been friends for a long time and both share a love of electronic music from that period, so it's something we've talked about a lot over the years. The idea is simple: use the real machines from the late 80’s and early 90’s, Roland TR-909/808 drum machines, an Akai S950 sampler and the Atari ST computer to sculpt the sound of the future. As a final nod to the music that inspired us we decided to launch this new project under the name Pacific State, in honour of one of our favourite iconic tracks from those early Techno/rave days by 808 State.

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