As more and more talented artists release their sets from this years’ Burning Man, another exceptional one has proven itself to The Dankles. Since founding the highly successful imprint Crosstown Rebels in 2003, London native Damian Lazarus has not stopped breaking boundaries of sound experimentation and innovation. Now he’s done us the honor of playing the Thursday morning sunrise set on the Robot Heart bus in the middle of the Nevada Playa. Lazarus uses his three hour set to explore the vast possibilities of sound, taking us on a journey of underground house classics, explorative jungle tracks and emotional synthesizer buildups, all working together to create the perfect ambient atmosphere.
Damian Lazarus initially takes over the Robot Heart decks from none other than Hot Natured lead man, Jamie Jones. Lazarus starts the set with Jamie Jones’ banging track “Panic” released on Crosstown Rebels, nothing short of a 2007 classic. Before the dawn breaks over the colorful desert, Lazarus spins Kabale und Liebe’s legendary track titled “Mumbling Yeah”, where I can only imagine the crowd getting down in the dirt. Once the sun begins to light up the Playa an hour into his set, Lazarus drops exactly what the crowd wants to hear, Radiohead’s beautifully crafted track “Everything in it’s Right Place”. The mix also features two of this summer’s most impressionable deep house tracks, “Scala” by Agoria and the Tale of Us remix of Mano le Tough’s Primitive People. Ultimately, this set goes to further prove the success of Lazarus’ fearless take on electronic music and his talent in giving the crowd exactly what they want.
Lucky for high-class music lovers like us, the set is available on Soundcloud to both stream and download, whichever your heart desires.