Lakeway – The Misadventures of Lakeway Part 1 – Med School
July 31, 2019
After his debut Med School release ‘Frozen Nerves’, Lakeway is back to colour outside the lines of D+B with his three-track release ‘The Misadventures of Lakeway, Part 1’. In Lakeway’s electrifying style he explores the worlds of jungle, bassline, instrumental grime, and beyond.
Heading up Lakeway’s deep sea D+B adventure is ‘Highs & Lows’. His tale of defeating heartbreak warps between the realms of vaporwave, trap and grime. This half-time hybrid stepper is the perfect balance of ambient flows and charged dancefloor energy.
Diving in at the deep end is ‘Dead & Gone’ where Lakeway plunges into a barrage of abrasive drum breaks and supercharged synths, inspired by the dark, sweaty dancefloor of Bristol’s most beloved venue. ‘Aches & Pains’ rounds off Lakeway’s first voyage with a jungle infusion of vapour synths, punchy kicks and haunting vocal call-outs.
Making waves in all sorts of ways, Lakeway proudly calls London-based drum & bass label Med School his home with his distinctive and versatile sound that encompasses grime, jungle and footwork elements. Albeit early in his artistry, the Exeter-based producer has struck a chord with some of the scene’s biggest names, impressing the likes of label boss London Elektricity with his electrifying technical DJing ability.
A myriad of original productions, bootlegs and exclusive cuts has seen Lakeway stand out against his bass music peers. Initially releasing on the esoteric and experimental Diffrnt Music, it was here he found the home to hone his craft.
Only in his early twenties but Lakeway has already performed at the iconic Fabric nightclub, graced BBC Radio 1 frequencies with an exclusive guest mix, and received support from the leading dance music authorities DJ Mag and Mixmag.
An eclectic list of influences include the likes of renowned beatsmith Sinjn Hawke and 140 dubstep tastemakers Kahn & Neek. Contemporary junglist icon Sully and drum & bass trailblazer Rockwell have also played major roles in honing Lakeway’s sound. Already his debut EP on Med School ‘Frozen Nerves’ has been supported by likes of Aphrodite, Serum, Hyroglifics and Etherwood and we can safely say there is plenty more to come on the horizon.