How I Communicate album – Lay-Far

Alexander Lay-Far

The likes of Mark De Clive-Lowe and Phil Asher appear on the Russian DJ’s LP of soulful house, disco and a little broken beat

How I Communicate album Lay-FarOne of 2013’s most pleasant surprises was the album So Many Ways by Lay-Far. It was unexpected because the Russian DJ was little-known and yet he had produced one of the best LPs of that year.

Fast forward to 2016 and Lay-Far has dropped How I Communicate, another album grounded in soulful house, although disco, funk and a little broken beat crops up too.

Collaborators include Magic Number, which lend a hand on the sumptuously soulful Like The First Time, while Mark De Clive-Lowe‘s keys can be heard on Jump Higher. Elsewhere, Draw Your Bow features personnel from Phil Asher’s Restless Soul Band.

While soulful house is undoubtedly the thread that runs through How I Communicate, broken beats underpin Mystical Rhythms and bouncy disco makes an appearance on the delightfully retro Drop The Time.

On this page is an album sampler and video taken from How I Communicate.

The LP is released on DJ Mad Mats’ Local Talk label and can be bought on vinyl or downloaded from all decent online retailers.

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How I Communicate album preview