It’s almost our favorite time of the month again so we’ve shared the photos and recordings from last round, featuring outerstellar recordings and truly amazing visuals/outfitting by SPIDER. This weekend we’ve got another great crew including an intimate Time Wharp live set as well as our Teklife brethren, including a very special guest. Pre-4th rage. Get ready. Photos below by Erez Avissar.
Pic by Erez Avissar/Weird Magic
We have teamed up with Moogfest to bring you an exclusive mix by Earthly, fresh off playing the festival. Earthly is Edaan and Brint from North Carolina. Their debut LP, Days (Noumenal Loom) LP, announced their arrival last year, earning praise for their imaginative, trippy sample work that they mold and paint into a strange kind of pure sonic expression.
Edaan and I met through Animal Collective, and though Earthly comes from another sonic planet, what’s similar to me is their evocation of childlike playfulness/freedom. Edaan works for Red Eye, runs the label Break World (Teengirl Fantasy, Elysia Crampton, Goth Money) and seems to treat all strains of music with equal seriousness. Thusly, this mix is an incredibly diverse and creative suite in rapid-fire succession, held together with thoughtful interludes and found sounds. Including several stops in Japan, classical composers like Satie to syruppy rap and ending it all on a spiritual note with Alice Coltrane, they manage to make it all work.
We asked Edaan and Brint a few qs about the mix and their process.
We are ten deep now! Something special about these parties that luckily we attempt to capture to tape and film each time. Below behold a collection of photos from all of the events, as well as recordings from the last edition, including an amazing live set courtesy of 1080p’s Trust Image. Stay tuned and follow Purple Trax for upcoming dates and announcements.
First Purple Trax wax! WABI SABI a new project by myself (Rezzie), Terekke and Jan Woo. Here is the first taste, featuring M. Ravitz AKA Patricia on keys.
For the debut of New York’s anticipated Purple Trax label, a new formation of key players in Brooklyn’s underground debuts with an EP sure to entrance fans of L.I.E.S., White Material, and other established NYC labels. Composed of Terekke, local DJ/producer Jan Woo, and Erez Avissar, label head and founder of the respected Weird Magic parties, Wabi Sabi’s dusky and diverse sound comes from its origin in loft jams, but tracks like the closing ‘Rx’ with its powerful dub techno framework show the work of seasoned talents. Patricia’s cameo on ‘Casper’ is the record’s strangest sound, a propulsive house groove with explosions of crackling texture and a bassline deeply buried in fog, while ‘Babi’ stutters along between the drum pulse and its disappearances into deep wells of delayed vocal samples and gentle melodies. Vibes are saved for the opener ‘Moon River Membrane’, where Terreke’s characteristic cosmic haze comes out more heavily, complemented by the genre-bending psychedelic tendencies of Avissar’s programming and Woo’s weighty low-end.
Pt. 1 will be released on April 19th (Bicycle day). PRE-ORDER HERE.
Relive the magic from a special lover’s edition Purple Trax Label Night, vday 2016. Includes a stellar live set by A Pleasure, who went deep on porn samples for the occasion, and a fantastic dj set by WM fam Jan Woo, in top form and punctuated by the whoops and shouts of a packed crowd driven into a frenzy. Thank you all for being adventurous enough to allow such excursions time and time again. A couple of foggy pics below, featuring a cameo by our vday cupid. Next one March 24!
It’s 2016 and as the floodgates have been opened up for new sounds and ideas, any ties to convention seem distant in the rear view. It’s a post-Arca world, and Haweii Ma is a student of the new school. A 20-year old South African now living in NYC, this mix serves as his statement of intent & introduction, featuring all original productions. Haweii Ma makes alien club music from the future, turning his back to the current landscape and carving his own ground. Above all, Haweii Ma is a sound sculptor, twisting and warping found sounds, mainstream rap, and his own voice beyond recognition and into something almost intangible yet personal.
In his own words:
a catharsis balanced on the edges of alienation and euphoria
anesthetic in the midst of chaos
shrouded in a veil of pollen and blessings.
a whirl of original music created from:
embracing a new environment
“Brooklyn’s Deep House Savant” (Vice).
SOL AIRE – MOOD II