Upon their tenth year Lessizmore have released [LesIzmo:r] 10 Years ‘Forever Never More’ a compilation that is nothing short of amazing. Expertly put together in a well thought out three part release the track selection represents the labels ten-year journey, showcasing artists the label has both collaborated and had at events over the years. From humble beginnings in the notorious Parisian club Le Triptyque to Brussels legendary Fuse, the labels sound has developed and evolved since it laid down roots in 2006. This journey is translated effortlessly through the well thought out compilation, which label owners Jessica Bossuyt and Fuse resident Pierre Noisiez have pieced together, communicating the labels creative vision which has grown over the last decade.
LIM12 – Lessizmore 10 Years #1
For the first EP Birdsmakingmachine delivers F for Flasas a moody stripped back track that has a somewhat eerie feeling to it with a deep warm base line. Deadbeat follows suit in the form of a futuristic dubby techno beat with robotic vocals interwoven into a rolling drumbeat. For the last track Lessizmore new signing Louis McGuire serves up Buffeting Tuft, a dark minimal industrial track which transports you to the underground clubs of Berlin. LIM12 is a strong first installment to the three part release celebrating the labels 10 year journey.
LIM13 – Lessizmore 10 Years #2
First up on the A side Borrowed Identity’s Cambio is a Chicago style house track featuring a crisp vocal sample with sprinkles of percussion. Continuing this theme on the A side San Proper follows suit with Hand Break Turn, groovy and laid back with a rolling bongo beat both tracks compliment each other showcasing the labels house offerings. Hypnotic, cool and just a bit sexy, Dave Aju interweaves a laid back vocal which nods to his American roots. Last on the B side and a sure hit on the release Frivolous showcases his production style in the form of Little Devils, featuring a Bad Boys sample which works harmoniously with the tracks layered melody. The second instalment of this three part masterpiece is a hands in the air upbeat crowd mover.
LIM14 – Lessizmore 10 Years #3
The final EP completes the three part release on a high. Starting off with a personal favourite of mine, the one and only Steve O’Sullivan. UK techno veteran and Mosaic founder, O’Sullivans rolling tribal rhythm Over and Over washes over you like a hypnotic wave. Fernando Constantini completes the A side with an upbeat groove, blended with a soulful vocal sample you can’t help but move to. Slower on the B side clean cut beats entwined with ambient soundscape Mike Shannon delivers Talking About. Clovis closes the LIM14 with a beautiful melodic track that is fluid with splashes of strings and piano. The third instalment is a real gem, representing the sheer variety that the label has to offer.
This three part release is a credit to the label and showcases all of its strengths by encompassing the quality of the talent and events hosted over the past decade in Europe and beyond. You should purchase the complete collection, something tells me this is just the beginning.
Words: Mahala Ashley