Lewis CanCut makes magic happen on new single ‘The Wizard’

February 2 2022


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“Masterfully produced, genre-defying sounds”
DJ Mag

“Lewis CanCut is the perfect ode to pop, making him one of the most prolific
electronic producers in the country” 

Purple Sneakers

“A rewarding exercise in music consumption”
Stoney Roads

“Percussive, progressive and party-starting worldbeat”
The Music

Naarm/Melbourne-based producer, composer, sound designer and DJ Lewis CanCut returns to NLVRecords with ‘The Wizard’, the first single to be taken from his forthcoming debut mixtape, Magic CircleLISTEN HERE

Magic Circle will follow Lewis’ two EP’s released via NLVRecords: 2016’s Indoor Rainforest and 2019’s Air Condition. ThemixtapeisduetobereleasedonFriday25February and to celebrate the release, a 7″ vinyl version has been announced and is available for pre-order from Bandcamp HERE

‘The Wizard’ serves as the perfect segue into this new era of Lewis’ music. The track sees him tie together his penchant for boogie and electro, creating an apt melting pot of sounds that draws from the energy he fills his DJ sets with. “I have a deep love for the inter-zone where electro and boogie crossover,” he said of ‘The Wizard’“Like what if Kraftwerk and Steve Arrington were stuck in an elevator together and started making music by hacking the control panel? This track explores this overlap, and the possibility of conjuring synthetic sounds which are both ugly and beautiful, human and inhuman; at the same time.”

On ‘The Wizard’Lewis expertly conjures up a malleable, rubbery soundscape. He creates conflict throughout with contrasting metallic sounds that add fuel to this Krafty cut.

LewisCancut’s last work out via NLVRecords was his Air Condition EP back in 2019. In the period between releases, he’s been busy completing his Master of Fine Art by coursework at the Naarm-based RMITUniversity, as well as working on Magic CircleLewis has previously released a range of club-ready works with the label that has seen him collaborate with the likes of TigarahJordan Variant, Hatsune Miku, and more.

Including his work with NLVRecordsLewis has over fifty compositions released with labels around the globe. He’s toured both locally and internationally and has produced works for a range of artists including Jennifer Lopez, Tkay Maidza, Haiku Hands, and Branko, among others. On the sound design and composition front, Lewis has previously been commissioned to compose audio for video installations at ACMIMelbourne, a range of textured VR environments for the MillerDesignLabSnapchat lenses, & more.

To celebrate the release of Magic CircleLewis CanCut will be having a launch party at Capers Thornbury on Saturday 5th of March from 4pm – 9pm. He will also be joined by special guests Nina Las VegasFOURAPazSwick and Ransom. Tickets are available HERE.

‘The Wizard’is out now via NLV Records
buy/stream it here.

 Magic Circle mixtape 
February 25

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