Mike Shannon and DeWalta should be quite familiar to regular XLR8R readers. Shannon emerged on the scene in the late '90s and has been a regular fixture on our pages via releases on Force Inc., ~scape, Plus 8, Wagon Repair, and his own Cynosure and Haunt labels. DeWalta, on the other hand, launched his Meander label in 2007, with releases following on, among others, Vakant, Sleep Is Commercial, and Salon Records.
As DeWalta & Shannon, other than their debut album, Residual, which was released on Indigo Raw, their music has been housed by their own labels. Outside of the studio, DeWalta & Shannon are renowned live performers and frequently DJ together—XLR8R hosted the duo in January at the XLR8R Festival 2016 in Tulum for one of their renowned B2Bs.
This weekend, the pair will play an extended B2B at an underground in LA hosted by XLR8R and Roam Music. The limited-capacity event will take place at an as-yet-undisclosed location with Clovis and John Wander on support duties. Early bird tickets for the event are now sold out and pre-sale tickets are advised.
In support of this weekend's party, DeWalta & Shannon have offered up unreleased track "Let's Begin" (Dub Mix) as today's XLR8R download. With a solid groove as its backbone, the track rolls out across its eight-minute runtime teasing out skittering, razor-sharp percussion and faint, buried samples.
You can pick up "Let's Begin" (Dub Mix) via WeTransfer below, with tickets and info on the event available here.