Ember Music artist and Co-Founder Kurt Lorenz has been featured alongside the likes of Flying Lotus, Loscil, Wu-Tang Clan, Sigur Rós and many more in the 2012 to the Future Mix playing in the Seattle international fountain from May 1st through the 15th. Mix curator James Whetzel had this to say on his blog:
“This mix is the flip side to the 50 track 1962 mix I created for the Next50, the 50th Anniversary of Seattle Center. There I was trying to create a mix of music you could have heard in 1962 the year Seattle Center was created for the Seattle World’s Fair. In this mix I am looking towards the future from the vantage point of Seattle in 2012.
As always I was looking for music that I thought would create an inviting atmosphere in the International Fountain where the mix will play. In this mix I wanted to feature music that was innovative and music that was inspired by thinking about the future.
I was also looking for music that was actually new. I am happy to say there are a couple of tracks that were just released in the past month and one track that will be released in May. Thrice I reached back past 2000 to highlight older tracks.
As in my 1962 Mix I wanted to feature Seattle based artists. I drew upon my personal knowledge and musical connections and also put out a call on Soundcloud. I am proud to say I have sixteen Seattle based artists in this mix!”
You can find the complete playlist here: