Wednesday, December 27, 2023

GL.23.09: Max Einstein


100 SONGS: Aaron Bergstrom

GL.23.01: Ilana Bergstrom

GL.23.02: Curt Trnka

GL.23.03: Marisa Plaice

GL.23.04: Isabel Vermaak

GL.23.05: Raffa Pantaleo

GL.23.07: Lukas Brooks

GL.23.08: Jem Stirling


GL.23.10: Tony Schoenberg

GL.23.11: Gina Uriarte

GL.23.12: Ryan Joyce

GL.23.13: Desa Warner


Many moons ago, someone who I can’t even recall anymore, tipped me off about a particular SoundCloud account with some very groovy, deep-ish, haus-ish mixes on it. Then, as now, I felt far too uncool for whatever was happening on SoundCloud. But fortunately I dipped my toes anyway and discovered something totally worth my while. And so to this day, I still go to the Laut & Luise account multiple times a month to check on the latest “Montagssorbet” (or, “Monday Sorbet”). To be clear: I am not clued into the German electronic music scene, so I don’t know any of the DJs who are part of this collective I’ve been listening to for years now – but that simply does not matter. The mixes serve as melodic sorbet (i.e., something easy and delicious) designed to transition listener’s into the week’s start. I have reached for it many times throughout this year in particular as an antidote to the Monday blues. And, more saliently, as a companion to those 3am wake sessions on Tuesday mornings when my chronotype or youngest roommate is getting the best of me.

The following are the top 5 Montagssorbet of 2023 in my view. It’s difficult to write about them individually because each is a smorgasbord of sounds and vibes that I’m not fully equipped to remark on.

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