The Dazzle serie got inspiration from the camouflage painting used for ships during World War 1. The paintings were a combination of complex patterns of geometric shapes in contrasting colours, interrupting and intersecting each other and aimed to mislead the opposing party/enemy.
For our Dazzle series this idea of confusion and delusion is combined with how we select the music: Confusing the listeners with preoccupation of style and genre and then turning the whole thing around, upside-down, playing with expectation.
It’s about the tension between te compelling soundcolors from grime, noise combined with whirring machinery to glossy rave synths and or RnB mash ups.
In other words: using Gotham’s sonic textures and crafts them into brand new, glistening disrupting collages.
With Lowriders we’re about those spaces in-between genres. In the Dazzle series we emphasize this through the artwork.
We also got inspired by how poster walls decay after a while. The paper fades in color, gets ripped, over posted, tagged on etc. This creates a total new image and new meaning.
Dazzle paintings inspired a lot artists trough the last decades like Picasso, Soll LeWitt, Arthur Lismer, Live B Molvaer, Edward Wadsworth, Kenn Munk, Hâvard Pedersen, David Bomberg, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Stephanie Syjuco.
We at Lowriders are always about the spaces in between genres. In the Dazzle series we emphasize this with the artwork and the wonderful music our artists deliver. Also the selection of the tracks is based on playing with your expectation.
In close cooperation with our designer Ruwedata we’ve developed the touch and feel of this series.