Call it a vacation, call it a sabbatical, call it what you like, but PLASTIC LOVE are back with a brand new partner in PROTOTYPE. Since grabbing LA by the short and curlies this year, Prototype have re-launched the underground warehouse vibes that the city is famous for, with stellar line-ups made up of the finest electronic acts from around the globe, and this edition will be no different.
After showcasing talents such as Roman Flugel, Steffi, Levon Vincent, Move D, Horse Meat Disco, & George Fitzgerald over the last few years, Plastic Love have also had their finger on the pulse and now have a new self titled vinyl label to show for it too. With the first official installment of this collaborative series, we are delighted to welcome two awe inspiring artists to join in the Protolove. Welcome Matthew Dear & Kenny Larkin.
Electronic producer extraordinaire, label boss at Ghostly & Spectral Sound, DJ and live entertainer, Matthew Dear has been a driving force in house & techno for 15 years. With no fewer than five full length albums under his belt, Dear has explored multiple genres that take in tech-pop, african rhythms and nods to rock but all with his signature dance floor thump. Always finding the perfect balance of upbeat tech house with a warm groove, he excels on working a dark room, be it a DJ set or a live show where he also supplies the vocals.
Not forgetting his other heavy hitting moniker in Audion as well as Jabberjaw & False, he is also a renowned remixer, having added his fine touches to the likes of The Chemical Brothers (Do It Again), The XX (VCR), Hot Chip (No Fit State), The Juan MacLean (Happy House) and countless others.
Making his first LA appearance in almost 18 months, we're equally excited to bring more of Michigan to Southern California, in the shape of melodic techno pioneer, Kenny Larkin. A staple of the Detroit scene, Larkin continues to wow crowds around the globe at clubbing institutions such as Fabric, Berghain, Space and his home town festival, Movement. As someone held in such high esteem by his peers and the dance floor public, we're hyped to have him work it at 613.