Sten (aka Lawrence) | Daylight

Released on: Sten – The Essence

Peter M. Kersten’s productions as Lawrence are the archetypal darlings of Dial, the label he founded with Carsten Jost and Turner’s Paul Kominek. Mixing solid house rhythms with exposed weepy melodies, Lawrence tracks readily conform to album-length “home-listening” requirements, qualities that reputedly have convinced many a rock jock of the joys of dance music. His work under the name Sten is both more functional and less well-known, but the stripped-down explorations of Detroit and Chicago retain Kersten’s unmistakable hand—a sense of warmth and play are inherent in these otherwise cold, revisionist exercises.