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Cafe Lanai

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Electronic House




"Cafe Lanai Make Their Sweet Sweet Double Espresso Debut With "Lanai""

Born out of a powerful friendship, musicians Michael Brock and Forever (June Moon) collaborated and shot film in Pahoa, Hawaii last fall, co-writing songs as they travelled. Over the coming weeks, the two shared bills in New York and Toronto and Cafe Lanai took form.

Split in two, “Lanai” narrates from light to dark, with a naked synth breakdown as the divide. Precise percussive hits cut through layers of warm analog streams, the mood alters, and vocals fade away. The single works as Cafe Lanai’s hors d’oeuvre to a larger body of work, yet to be announced.

Today, the Vancouver duo reveal themselves in an honest fashion. - Thump

"Cafe Lanai "Lanai""

Cafe Lanai is a budding duo who hail from Vancouver and are set to release their first proper EP, out via the Hybridity imprint in June. Entitled Paradise, the record pairs subtly tropical textures with the more subdued strains of house and disco, as well as bits of dark-tinted R&B. "Lanai" is one example of what that sonic concoction can yield; a non-EP cut, "Lanai" begins by looping a series of dubbed chords which pulse above a simple kick pattern while interweaving layers of muffled falsetto vocals rise to forefront. Eventually, Cafe Lanai pull their production apart, introducing a buzzing bass synth and a slew of electronic blips as the track takes on a more floor-ready form. Cafe Lanai's "Lanai" single can be downloaded below before the pair's Paradise EP sees its official release on June 30. - XLR8R

"Cafe Lanai "Lanai" in BBC Radio 6 MPFree March 2015"

If Friday’s MPFree was on all-out banger to set you up for the weekend, think of today’s offering as a helping hand towards easing you out of it. This gentle, house-tinged track from Vancouver upstarts, Café Lanai, should make your Monday morning that much easier.

Download Cafe Lanai – Lanai

The eponymous track from Café Lanai is the first we’ve heard from the duo’s upcoming debut EP, entitled Paradise. With any luck, it should be a fitting name for the release; we can only hope it’s all as warm and bright as this shimmering summer tune. You can get that record on the 30th of June. - BBC Radio 6

"Cafe Lanai "Lanai" in Gorilla vs Bear March 2015 Mix"

Cafe Lanai "Lanai" in Gorilla vs Bear March 2015 Mix - Gorilla vs Bear

"Cafe Lanai "Lanai""

Get ready for Vancouver's Cafe Lanai and this very dope r&b house track, also called 'Lanai'. We also have an EP to look forward to, so make sure to check out Paradise on June 30 via Hybridity Music. - Fingers On Blast


Cafe Lanai "Paradise" EP - Out June 30th 2015 on Hybridity Music



Cafe Lanai is a duo in paradise. Friendship and music at once led vocalists/producers Michael Brock and Forever to adventure together to Pahoa, Hawaii. Originating with the absorption of tropical sounds and antiquated island imagery, the project made a “ sweet, sweet double espresso debut” with their deep first single ‘lanai’.

On their debut ‘Paradise’ EP, Cafe Lanai enlists the spirit of humid rainforests and black sand beaches, imploring you to close your eyes and throw your body to the beat. Infused with interweaving vocals, sultry lyrics, sweaty synths and the flyest rhythms for house heads and disco souls, Cafe Lanai is here to party.

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