Magical Mistakes

Magical Mistakes releases upcoming LP “Peaking in the Pitch Black” via The Playground Records. Magical Mistakes has already garnered support from the likes of Vice/ Noisey, FACT Mag, CLASH, XLR8R, Earmilk, The Line of Best Fit, BBC and many more. Currently based in Osaka, Japan, Erik runs the small events and boutique label Perfect Touch, working with labels and artists (Leaving Records, Shigeto, Yosi Horikawa, Obey City etc.) on tours and cross cultural creative projects. “Peaking in the Pitch Black” is the first single to be lifted from the LP which will be released on the 20th May. 


Following the path of other artists, like Bon Iver, Magical Mistakes, (a.k.a Erik Luebs) moved to Shiba-san, one of Japan’s most rural villages, to create his sound. Here he was able to draw inspiration from his environment and also from the lineage of contemplative beats crafted by the vibrant community of Osaka artists, such as Shlohmo and Mount Kimbie. It’s clear when listening to Magical Mistakes that his style strives to combine Eastern and Western influences. His tracks are textural, bell-bathed, slow slung electronic compositions blended with organic instrumentation, Japanese motifs, and ambient sounds, that create an immersive underwater effect.


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