The enigmatic label from Berlin, Schakal Recordings is back with its fifth release. Young DJ Lorenz Lepus is next in line to release. The Lepus project has gone through many guises, finally Lorenz settled on making music as a solo artist under the Lorenz Lepus alias in 2014.
While still studying at school Lorenz became a resident at Chalet's Tuesday sound Department parties, cutting his teeth in the cities clubs he has played in venues including Hoppetosse, Sisyphus, Arena and many more. This dedication to his music was not without some confusion, being aware of the melancholic minimal tendencies of his productions he has always been loathe to pin himself to a particular genre. What with the success of his career so far.. perhaps this isn't a bad thing.
'Feral Child' is made up of two original tracks and two remixes. The title track is not a typical 'jam-track': It's a multifaceted affair of static drums and percussion contrasts against a backdrop of floating, eerie ambience that gives off an overall lonesome mood. 'Lost' is more immediate in its dance-floor compatibility, maintaining the rolling flow, Lorenz imbues his take on deep house with an emotional poignancy rarely heard. Floyd Lavine steps up for the first remix on the EP, Floyd is a resident at the legendary RISE parties at Watergate, with one foot in Berlin and the other in his native Cape Town, Floyd delivers a beautifully loopy and oddball twist on 'Feral Child' adding crunching static sounds. Providing a harder take on 'Feral Child', Italy's VII Circle change the rolling melody into a slow techno heater with hard hitting drums and distorted accents of the original's melancholic piano.