Lawgiverz - Music to the Core/Live in Spain (4/14/2006)Acid Breaks, DJ Sets, Nu-Skool Breaks, Prog. Breaks
Lawgiverz, two masked British dudes, melted my drug-addled brain a few years ago by dropping a savagely techy breaks set just before sunrise from the bow of a pirate ship.
Let’s let that sink in for a second.
Anyway I left the playa that year so excited about these two masked mystery men that I told everyone who would listen about how great they were, what a bright future they had, and so on. And then….kind of nothing. They followed the great Breaks Migration to SF and played a few sets around town, but nothing really seemed to click the way it did that one night in the desert. They released a single or two, but nothing very unique or forward-moving, and lately I haven’t heard much at all out of their camp. Maybe they are busy with other things, or maybe they just ran out of creative juices.
However, what made them great was that they played “live” in a way that few duos can manage. They had an energy and vitality to their laptop and deck antics that felt so much more fresh and hands-on than most DJ tag teams and button pushers out there, and you can hear it in all their sets from that time. They may have faded away, but their quick flash was so bright. It’s still inspirational to me, to have seen what’s possible, and also a lesson that many great things just aren’t meant to last.
Their live sets seem to be somewhat hard to come by but I found this recording that is supposedly from a music festival in Spain from 2006. The quality is excellent, so it must have been a soundboard recording. Enjoy!