COSMOLOGY Interview w/ Lance DeSardi


1.You’re not just one of our favorite DJ/Producers of the last decade plus
but you also engineer/mix for Visionquest, Wolf & Lamb, Crosstown Rebels
and Black Catalogue to name a few. How did you get into doing that ?

I’ve always been really into the sound design aspect of music,
so it was always something I thought I might get in to.
I share a studio with my friend who has some really amazing gear,
and once I got comfortable with that stuff I started doing mix work
and production for other people.
It’s one of the small niches in music that needs to be filled these days,
as lot’s of people are making cool stuff on their laptops and in home studios,
but it might not be up to a professional level, sound quality-wise.

2.All-time favorite skate spot? And if you could skate
with anybody ever (alive or dead) who would it be and why?

Downtown Dallas when I was a teenager was super fun,
and Jeff Phillips skate park. Jeff Phillips,
he was the shit. Super nice guy…

3.You recently started a new music project
with Eric Pahl, called South of Chihuahua.
Is there a particular slant ”SOC” will be following?
And what can we expect from Lance DeSardi in the year ahead ?

The SoC stuff is a little slower and slightly more
‘baelricos’ than a lot of my stuff on my own.
We have a single out on Touch of Class early this summer,
and I have a couple things on my own coming out at various times this year.
I did a remix with Monty Luke on Planet E that I’m excited about.

4.What records would be on your House Music Mt Rushmore?

Johnny L – This Time (Carl Craig Remix)[XL]
Global Communication – The Way [Secret Ingredients]
Noni – The Gift [Prescription]
DBX – Phreak [Accelerate]

5.Have you ever had an experience that you would label as an extraterrestrial
(either from another planet or another plane of existence) contact ?
I saw some shit one time when I was young…

6.Favorite (After party) record in your bag ?
Trussel – I Love it

7. What is your cosmology ?

Lance DeSardi (Leftroom. Black Catalogue. Land Shark. S.F.)

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cos·mol·o·gy (kz-ml-j)
n. pl. cos·mol·o·gies
1. The study of the physical universe considered
as a totality of phenomena in time and space.

First Friday of Every Month w/ residents : Haitham / Kaltron / Tony Futique / Kritt / Dick J.

Inspired in part by long-running experiments in :
chasing quantum particles, after hours jam sessions,
leftfield disco and innerstellar deep house.
From principles to paradoxes and back again.

words : Tony Futique