The stunning solo debut from New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based producer Lanu (aka Lance Ferguson) is brimming with future soul and broken beat flavors. With forward-thinking production and intuitive jazz sensibility, this album marks a distinct departure from the raw, deep funk sound of Ferguson's other project, The Bamboos, and features guests Quantic and Aloe Blacc.
With his Antipodean deep funk outfit The Bamboos, Ferguson has recorded for respected independent labels such as Freestyle, Soul Force, Kay Dee and released an album on Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity. His passion for DJing has taken him all over Europe and Asia. Ferguson drew on these global experiences for the new album, assimilating and incorporating sights, sounds, themes and friends into an hour-long Australasian future soul opus. Don Blackman, Roy Ayers, George Duke and the Mizells are big influences for Lanu but the album is even more informed and inspired by the digital rhythms of West London and Detroit and Ferguson’s infectious contemporary hybrid sounds are buoyed by expertly programmed beats.
“Lanu's album is scrumptious....damn heavy and damn good.” - Urban Landscapes
“Loving the Lanu record.” - Tyler Askew (Straight No Chaser, Rude Movements)
“This is a truly special piece of music…” - Huwston (Knowfoowl Records/Bebop & Rocksteady)
“This guy's talent and eclectism is once more proven…” - Timec.net