LA-4A, simultaneously known as Ambivalent, has quickly forged an identity by making an acid-inflected, electro-tinged brand of “roots techno” through DJ sets at the most prestigious dancefloors and productions played by the genre’s most advanced selectors.
The LA-4A project and his label Delft have been a quiet success story since their inception in 2013. Regular fans now include Ben UFO, Bicep, Scuba, Mosca, Rodhad, Erol Alkan, James Zabiela, Nina Kraviz, Mike Servito, Josh Wink, Joy Orbison, Blawan, Martyn, Alex Boman, Jimmy Edgar, Eats Everything, Deetron, Magda, Laurent Garnier, Locked Groove, Gregor Tresher, Slam and many others.
LA-4A’s most recent successes in 2017 have further solidified a project which has grown from strictly underground roots into a burgeoning wider audience. His “Panic” EP became a staple of DJ sets in the most selective and influential clubs, prompting his Delft label to be featured on BBC Radio 1. His expanding relationship with Hotflush was cemented by two compilation appearances and a full EP “Solvent” in 2017.
This all comes hot on the heels of 2016’s full-length album “Phonautograph” as well as releases on Unknown to the Unknown, remixes on Hotflush, DFA, Born Electric, Club Lonely and more, the project continues to expand. DJ sets by LA-4A continue to gain renown from appearances at Berghain, Concrete, Output, The Bunker NYC, Dommune, Roman Flugel’s Sister Midnight parties and more.
LA-4A might have a name styled upon a famous analog compressor, but it is a project which is definitely expanding organically.