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
WOW, I THINK LAST NIGHT WE REACHED DEEPER AND GRIMIER TERRITORY THAN EVER BEFORE. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO BRAVED THE RIDE.
RELIVE THE VOODOO:
Next one November 22!
Sasha Desree & Terekke
This past Sunday saw us waving off the summer with one last S!CK MAGIC bbq, this time live-style, with an intimate group of friends treated to a series of home-grown hardware sets and a few surprises. Slava, fresh back from Russia, was set to do a dj/live hybrid, but set the cdjs aside in favor of a rare 45-min suite of new tracks. Terekke and Sasha got into an unplanned live jam and went so deep they had no idea they had played for over an hour (it really gets going around the 26: mark). Meanwhile, Malory and Hand of God, both on Godmode, dropped homespun techno that had people spilling their mustard. Thanks to the artists for letting us share these, because who are we to keep them to ourselves..
Discwoman took over Bossa Nova Civic Club this past Saturday for their one-year, and we’ve got the recordings and visual evidance. In just one year, local fire starters Frankie Hutchinson, Umfang, and Christine Tran (who also is behind the events for Chromat and Witches of Bushwick) have thrown a bright, much-needed spotlight on female-identifying DJs, signing local and international artists to their roster, traveling throughout the US and Canada, and throwing events from Brooklyn to Movement in Detroit and beyond. It has all led up to the craziest turnout that Bossa Nova has likely seen in its 3-year lifespan, brought about by a group hell-bent on challenging gender stereotypes in music.
What resulted was an undeniable vibe, and a perfectly curated genre-bending music blend. Juliana Huxtable, who made a Weird Magic mix of her own recently, went possibly harder than we’ve ever seen her before, dropping WM favorite “Feel it in the Air” and her own Bjork remix, while Honey Dijon brought a set of well-blent classics that culminated in her mouthing the words to “Baby Wants to Ride” by Frankie Knuckles while clutching the discoball and watching everybody freak.
Big ups Discwoman!
Shy Eyez > Katie Rex > Juliana Huxtable
Honey Dijon > Star Eyes
Weird Magic’s Purple Trax has teamed up with our pals at The FADER for this incredibly creative and adventurous mix by our resident Jellyfish, Greem. Get wet, and catch her in the flesh this Sunday at our second Bossa Nova label night, along with Lizzi from Gang Gang Dance, Logan Takahashi (live), Max McFerren, and Lamin Fofana.