Daniel Steinberg "1981"

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Hailing from Berlin, Arms & Legs label boss Daniel Steinberg has kept himself in the habit of producing unconstrained club sounds with a refreshing amount of consistency and sonic etiquette. Steinberg got his break after being signed to Jesse Rose's Front Room label back in 2008, on which he released his first full-length LP, Shut Up. It was the following year that he and Nils Ohrmann established their Arms & Legs imprint, which has seen various EPs and singles released from the label head himself. With now over forty releases under his belt, it is safe to say that crafting lively and poignant dance music is simply a force of habit for Daniel Steinberg.

His third full-length LP, Left Handed, was released earlier this year in October on his Arms & Legs imprint. The nine-track album is being lauded as one of the German producers most clever and unfettered releases to date. The album was recorded after an unfortunate drunken escapade around the 2014 holiday season which resulted in Steinberg fracturing his right wrist, hence the album title. According to the Berliner, the accident ended up benefiting his production process as he explains in the text below.

“As luck would have it I am left handed, the fracture nevertheless really slowed things down. At first it was super annoying, but as the days past I realized what a blessing my drunken fall had been. The pain from the fracture forced me to take my time, which I had, laboring over every single sound.”

Lucky for us, Steinberg has offered XLR8R a special edit of the album cut "1981" for today's XLR8R download. The track itself plays off an old-school house vibe, using persistent piano chords, a satiating backseat bassline, and some great spoken word vocal samples that take you back to the year in question. You can download the track for free in the player below and be sure to check out more from Daniel Steinberg by heading to his Soundcloud page here.

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