Tuesday, December 02, 2008


c.l.a.w.s. is a san francisco staple. he throws a party called "gentleman's techno" (perhaps a nod to the refined and beautiful side of the genre that people frequently overlook), composes some notable remixes and plays his music out live from time to time. the first time i ever saw him perform live, he had jillian from von iva powering the song with her vocals. i begged and begged him to let me post some of his stuff and he finally seceded. although this is not his main project anymore (he's currently one half of war vs. sleep) i couldn't let these songs go unnoticed.

this one starts off with a heartbeat and ends in silence but there's a whole lot that happens inbetween.

c.l.a.w.s. - canteloupe

every time i listen to this demo i find myself lost in the music. perhaps it's the spacey and almost lazer-like synth sounds that drag my mind to somewhere far away, but it's a nice little break from reality.

c.l.a.w.s. - radiance (demo)

his newest remix was worked up for fellow san franciscans, lemonade (well actually i think they recently transplanted to brooklyn). and while every song isn't intended to be banged out at the dancefloor primetime, this one works perfectly sandwiched on either side. maybe with those pitched down vocals and glitchy minimal sound it'd feel more at home in the early hours of the morning in some smokey underground club in berlin.

lemonade - real slime (c.l.a.w.s. remix)


ryan97ou said...

loving these

pablo said...

i know this is a cheap shot, but i'm the other half of war vs sleep with claws and i just wanted to let anyone reading know that our debut ep on bar25 is out now and available (online and in real life!).

thanks a bunch for the kind words.