The Night Slugs EP would set the stage for their label of the same name. Launched in 2010, the label’s first year would prove to be an unimpeachable one. Groundbreaking releases by Mosca, Egyptrixx, Girl Unit, Kingdom, Lil Silva and Jam City established Night Slugs on the leading edge of club music informed not just by the traditions of Chicago house and Detroit techno but also Southern hip-hop and UK grime and beyond. Soon, the name “Night Slugs” – and that of its sister label, Fade to Mind – would practically become synonymous with a large swath of club music, leaving a trail of descendants (and pale imitators) in its wake.
As L-Vis 1990, Connolly helped anchor that first slate of releases with Forever You, paying tribute to classic house music but with his eyes firmly on the horizon. The EP would serve as a starting point for 2011’s Neon Dreams, an album that recreated not just dreams but memories and prophecies in lush, hardware-only tones and the lurid Technicolor's of house, electro and synth-pop. Created in collaboration with Javeon McCarthy, Samantha Lim and French electronic icons Teki Latex and Para One, the album is a soundtrack for the late night drives and youth-in-revolt adventures of the videos for “Lost in Love” and “Tonight,” which Connolly co- directed.