Review: Prolific and long-serving Canadian producer Fred Everything is never one to rest on his laurels, but it's been no less than 10 years since he last released an album (the classic Lost Together on Om Records). Now he finally returns to the long player format on his own Lazy Days label with the appropriately titled Long Way Home, a widescreen exploration of his sound via all manner of styles. There's gorgeous broken beat and neo soul, slow-strutting electronic disco and modern boogie, and that's just the A side of this expansive 12-track album. Warm, immaculately produced and unafraid of embracing pop as much as underground styles, it's a masterful return from Mr. Everything.
By Day (feat Sio - Andre Lodemann & Fabian Dikof remix) (7:10)
By Day (feat Sio - Fred ReVersion) (5:24)
Silverlight (feat Jinadu - Ian Pooley remix) (6:41)
Wherever You Go (Lauer akai mix) (6:29)
Review: Fred Everything's Lazy Days label rounds out a strong 2018 with this remix package focused on some of Everything's recent productions. On the A side, his collaboration with singer Sio gets the remix treatment from Andre Lodemann and Fabian Dikof before Everything himself comes back to revisit the track with an alternative spin. While each having their own distinct stamps on how to work "By Day," both versions chime with the kind of uplifting, melodic tech house that Lazy Days is known for. On the B side, "Sliverlight" gets a once over from Ian Pooley, who employs a subby bass and tense, sustained string notes to create a captivating atmosphere, then Lauer rounds the record out with a bright and breezy 90s-rave-flavoured "Akai Mix" of "Wherever You Go."