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Who are LF System? The Scottish DJ duo discuss their astronomical rise with Afraid To Feel: "It feels like one big practical joke"

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LF System are having quite the year, in case you haven't noticed. Bursting onto the scene with their single Afraid To Feel, the Scottish production duo (made up of DJs and close friends Sean Finnigan and Conor Larkman) has seen itself rocket up the Official Singles Chart in recent weeks.

So far, it's managed to peak at Number 4 - LF System's first UK Top 10 hit - and shows so signs of slowing down. Many outlets are even calling it the first song of the summer for 2022.

But how, exactly did Afraid To Feel come about? The track itself features a sample of Silk's 1975 release I Can't Stop (Turning You On) which is both sped-up and slowed-down throughout the length and breadth of Afriad To Feel's rollicking house-inspired, nu-disco production, which has made the song itself go massively viral on TikTok - with hundreds of millions of plays, shares and videos featuring the track being made. "We put [LF System] together about maybe two years ago," Conor tells us over Zoom about the origins of the project. "We always used to do back-to-back DJ sets together in [Edinburgh club] Fly.

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