Le Feelings is a dj/producing collective from Hawaii consisting of Alston, Jade, Oliver (Twist), and Matt Ratt. I have nothing but the greatest respect for these guys, ever hungry for the best vinyl sounds in the universe, and a genuine love for music. Probably my best memory of the group is circa 2001 in "the" Waikiki "apartment." I remember being impressed by how deep the commitment ran. From a living room stacked from floor to ceiling with records, a makeshift studio emerged as a meeting place for creativity. I hate to sound so old, or get so nostalgic, but there is certainly something to be said for the loss of that type of incubated, pure and joyful atmosphere..music for the sake of music.
But with that being said, let's look ahead...the future is bright!
Alston will be releasing a split 7" with an artist named Mixtapes out of Texas in March. Looking forward to that. The Le Feelings family sound is somewhat hard to pin, which in my estimation is a good thing. The sound runs the gamut from downtempo to more folk/psych excursions. Check the myspace for sound clips.
Le Feelings recently appeared on Jake the Snake's new show format, The Mixdown FM. You can listen to the archived show below.
Busting out the Kaliokai - too classy!www.myspace.com/lefeelingsfamilywww.themixdown.blogspot.com
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