One of the popular artists of the Minimal House Scene is "Lawrence". Mostly releasing new titles from his own label “Dial”, he also releases music from Labels such as Nova Mute, Kompakt, Ladomat, and Ghostly International. His music is a combination of beautiful melodies and emotional beats, a close resemblance to Theo Parrish and Larry Heard. He also has a side project “Sten” which is more dance floor friendly. The album from “Sten” was ranked Number One in GROOVE Magazines Album Chart. Lawrence also manages a small record shop, “Smallville”, at his hometown, Hamburg. His constructive nature has also led him to setup a new Label, “Smallville”. The new album scheduled for release (from Mule Electronic), features remixes of “Superpitcher/Happines” and “Turner/My Aeroplane Mania”, his best known track “Spark” and his leading single “Fridays Child”. This album is best represents the beautiful music that “Lawrence” creates. The Artwork featured on the album is also the work of “Lawrence”. Comment from Thomas Fehlmann ´just look at his jumper!´this jumper is just there to keep warm, and that says it all! it's also about all reference lawrence would make towards fashion. similar with his music: we're in safe hands! all the beats, basslines or chords are choosen for the right reasons, without add-ons or temporary flavor. and there's no waste. they are charged with natural emotion and give you direct acces to lawrences view of the world - as every good work of art is able to do. his abilety to channnel and compress his feelings and impressions into this magic 5 minutes of clarity, insight and lust is comforting. leaving always enough room to explore and look around that next corner. Profile and the 12inches für Kompakt, Ladomat and Dial seem like a deep journey between, deepness and melancholy, sometimes a spark of humour or a drift into darkness mark its way. But Peter Kersten's music is not totally untouchable, concrete links to different styles as detroitish techno, singer songwriters and E-music appear. And in the former Present he returns mor and mor to the dancefloor- organic minimal deephouse with a touch of detroit feeling is the new LawrenceIn 2003 his second longplayer "The Absence Of Blight" was a surprising success. Remixes for Martin L. Gore, Superpitcher,Nitrada and a first 12" on the New York based Imprint Ghostly International follow. As a resident Dj Lawrence aka Sten spins at the Hamburg based Clubs Golden Pudel and Click alongside labelmate Carsten Jost, and guests like Michael Mayer, Chloé, Sascha Funke and others.His alter ego Sten reduces Kersten`s musicality to the magic moments on a minimal dancefloor. His deep and functional minimaltechno hit the djs choice from the first 12inch to Sten's Album "Leaving the Frantic" 2004 on dial.. So DJs like Sven Väth, Tobias Thomas, Andre Galluzzi, Josh Wink catched tracks for their Compilations, and the Sender Label Berlin (Misc., Meteope, Carsten Jost)signed Sten for a few 12inches.Due to his large Output Peter Kersten started to tour arround the world to invite the dancing people on a deep journey into Lawrence/Sten-sound, hitting the floors in russia, the united states, all over europe and even japan, where he just released a Compilation in 2006 of his best tracks, Remixes and some exclusive new tunes. In 2005 Peter M.Kersten launched a record store in Hamburg St. Pauli called "Smallville", a new label same name to be released by the end of 2006.
Das Dial Oberhaupt mit einer schönen Mischung aus eigenen Tracks & Remixen. Emotional & tiefgehend.