Meet a very classy producer from Essex (how's that to buck your trend, TOWIE?). Lapalux is a poster boy for the Ninja Tune sound if ever I heard one, making ambient electronica with some carefully placed vocal samples.
25-year-old Stuart Howard, the man behind the music, has brought something of an Ibiza smooth chillout sound alongside textured beats, which will certainly reappear for DJ sets this summer. Some of you may prefer to listen to this style of music late at night. For others, it may come as a welcome alternative to the reality of a commute, or help you get through that coursework.
Taken from his debut full-length album Lustmore (to be released April 7 via Brainfeeder), this is a welcome step forward for the underground beats scene.