Lockdown Sounds: an isolation playlist by La Fleur
The Swedish-born, Berlin-based DJ and Power Plant label boss shares the sounds of her lockdown
Date published: 6th May 2020
Swedish-born and Berlin-based, the multi-talented Sanna ‘La Fleur‘ Engdahl has many strings to her bow.
Boasting a Masters in Pharmaceutical Science as well as a fashion line, the DJ and producer has been blazing an elegant trail across the house and techno scene for a decade now.
Lauded for her collaboration with Sasha on ‘Förbindelse’, to her debut on Kompakt’s Speicher series ‘Tears’, The Power Plant label boss is celebrating the tenth anniversary of her imprint, marking the occasion with ten fresh tracks this year. The first two tracks can be found on her Ravenwaves EP, released in April.
She has performed sets at some of electronic music's biggest gatherings, including Creamfields and Calvi on the Rocks, and some of Europe's most important clubs, from Ibiza's super clubs to Printworks London and Watergate Berlin.
Here La Fleur shares with us her Lockdown Sounds and some of the tracks keeping her spirits up while in isolation.
La Fleur - Ravenwaves
"A special track for me as it's the title track of my tenth release on my label, Power Plant, which also celebrates ten years this year. It's been a long time coming and a lot of emotions have gone into it. I hope you can feel it and take whatever you need from it in these times."
Corona - The Rhythm of The Night
"I included the vocal from this classic in the intro for my May 1st set for HÖR Berlin. May 1st in Berlin is usually a very big and special party day. Everyone's out on the street, dancing, drinking, it's wild. So I just had to play this, Corona, in quarantine. Trying to make the best of it."
Wolfram - Thing Called Love (feat. Haddaway)
"When I listen to this track, I can't just listen to it once. It always makes me stand up and dance, and that is a very good thing right now."
Blue Hour - Devotion (Rave Mix)
"This is for when I'm missing the rave too much and just want to get that feeling of a dark sweaty dance floor."
Christian Falk - Make It Right
"'Come on baby it's alright, I'll let you come and move me, move me, move me'. No more words needed.
"I remember when I first heard Sharif Laffrey, who is on remix duty here. I was in a traffic jam in Mumbai, India. The lovely guy who was my tour manager for the day put on a mix in the car and suddenly I was like 'WOW what, who is this?!' It was Sharif Laffrey with 'And Dance'. The remix he's done here is as good, shuffling, vocals on point, stopping, starting, unexpected grooves always keeping you on your toes and craving more. Listen to the whole fourteen minutes, gives you time to really get into the groove."
Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch - Good Vibrations
"It's impossible to not be in a good mood and have a smile on your face listening to this. When in doubt, press play."
La Fleur - Stalker
"The second track from my latest EP. I've been testing it out all winter and was so looking forward to playing it in my festival sets this summer...but I've discovered it works just as well for a dance in my living room with my daughter. It's one of her favourite tracks of mine."
Luke Slater - O-Ton Reassembled 3 (Original Mix)
"Luke Slater creating new compositions from the Ostgut Ton back catalogue in celebration of fifteen years of the legendary Berghain. I will need a proper dance in one of Berlin's finest, Berghain/Panorama Bar or Watergate when clubs open again."
Pete Heller - Big Love
"A classic and important to remember, it's really all about love. Big love."