Welcome to The Layover by Mixmag Asia, tips for travel-obsessed music lovers who have got their eyes on Asia. Travel through the region with your favourite DJs as they share the wild, the wacky and the downright most delicious tales from the Far East.
Russian DJ & producer Lay-Far took the soulful spectrum of the house music world by storm with his impressive broken and break-beat productions that hinged on both house and hip-hop sensibilities. In addition to releasing on refined imprints such as Atjazz Recordings, Local Talk, Tokyo Dawn, Rebirth, City Fly Records and Lazy Day Recordings (to name but a few), he also runs his own label — In-Beat-Ween Music, which for the last 12 years, has joined the dots between jazz and dub, techno and soul, funk and house. His next release is a big one with a fresh EP ‘Same As It Never Was’ on the mighty Lumberjacks in Hell imprint by Marcel Vogel.
You could consider Lay-Far a Russian Japanophile — his countless trips to the Far East are filled with stories from the streets, cross-cultural fascinations and epic club nights (with himself behind the decks of course). For this week’s Layover, Lay-Far guides us through a few of things he loves about Asia and letting us in on the sights and sounds he’s ready to come back for!