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Detroit Underground Artists: The Lofi Freq

2/2016: I am happy to announce I am now an official Detroit Underground Artist!


The LoFI Freq – Sinking Values

Detund: The Lofi Freq – Sinking Values – 2016


Like cruel and indistinguishable laughter trapped somewhere in cobwebs of pale blue curtains. Forcing dust into the air, burning hands and cracked mouth. Footsteps sped up, radiating across open space, thrown about to trap you there, trap you there behind those pale blue curtains. You peer out, open pupils gazing through gauze, waiting in agony.

Was that a mutter? A mumble? One voice? Two voices? Fingernails tap along empty corridors, shuffling against peeling wallpaper, yellowing mint green. Listening so hard can make you dizzy. You grasp your throat, parched. You try to swallow. What was that? What was that? You moan. It escapes your lips in raspy fragmented exhale just barely audible. Wrap your broken body in string. Patience is a virtue.

Doors open and never close, incessant creaking along never-ending nothingness and into absolute darkness. Except those pale blue curtains, somehow pale and phantom in the distance, your shadow curled up and contorted, visible as though backlit.

But the sun rises after all and the creaking stops and the murmurs hush into oblivion and you raise your head and greet the room, furniture wrapped in sheets, trails of your shuffled frantic footsteps in layers of lint and dust and skin.

You walk out, down the corridors, which do end after all. And the voices are your own, bouncing back and forth as your shuffle turns to strides turns to saunter turns to bounce.

This world is blue. Not pale blue like the curtains, but electric blue like the inside of a particularly vibrant blueberry. Nothing like the sky. Nothing like the ocean. Unnaturally blue. And noise is expanding, expanding on a plane level to the ground. You step on it. You saunter on it.

Your footsteps crinkle.


The LoFi Freq is a music project of Portland-based Nathan Kampf. Taking his roots from the underground electronic music scene of the early 90s, LoFi Freq’s sound is a combination of old school and new; creating dynamic soundscapes that unfurl and modulate into bass-heavy broken beats, pulsing with the saturation of gritty effects and supple layering.

‘Sinking Values’ is The LoFi Freq’s first release with Detroit Underground. ~words by Sophia Warren. credits released February 9, 2016

cat#[DU-BNKA1] Sinking Values Cover Design via UltraBianka www.facebook.com/ultrabianka

Sinking values Sinking Values cover design explanation: Exactly 10 years ago: Police recovered the stolen ‘Mona Lisa of sculptures’ the Cellinis Salt cellar. On 11 May 2003, the Saliera was stolen from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which was covered by a scaffolding at that time due to reconstruction works. The museum offered a reward of €1,000,000 for its recovery. The Saliera was recovered on 21 January 2006, buried in a lead box in a forest near the town of Zwettl, Austria, about 90 km north of Vienna. This is the story of Ultrabianka’s Sinking Values artwork.


Limited Edition Clear Purple Cassette 45 minute clear purple cassette with cover design by Ultrabianka™



Keep your eye out for more music soon!


2015 has been a crazy fun year in music for me.

Besides building my new 12u modular system and expanding my studio I have had a number of interesting projects. This is a little info on one of them.

This year I had the pleasure of working with a good friend of mine Jonathan D Haskell on a remix for the LA band Kan Wakan. You might have heard Kan Wakan’s new track ‘Like I Need You’, the song from HBO’s new promo one night surfing the TV.

Photo: Kan Wakan


I was very excited to remix this song for a few reasons. First the band has a great sound and nice style, and second I knew I would have many fun layers of live instruments to play with.

Photo: Jonathan D Haskell / Seven Saturdays


Jonathan is the founding member of Seven Saturdays a very interesting band out of Los Angeles so I knew he would bring some fun vibes to the project and a unique style.

I approached this remix with a different idea. I wanted to bring all the sounds you did not hear or pay attention to in the original to the front of the mix and make them the main focus of the new track.

One thing was for sure I wanted the drums to have a unique sound. After a bit of designing, processing and some magic layers from Jonathan we came up with this track.


Check out the remix and download and share if you like.

Like I need you – Kan wakan – Lofi Freq remix