Purple Trax Label Night #2 With A Jellyfish Special


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.

Read up on The FADER, and RSVP.

Greem Jellyfish: Mix: High In Public: 2015 Sep: Purple Trax: Weird Magic: Fader: Ruth: House by Greem Jellyfish on Mixcloud

Mix: Introducing Far Out Far Out


There’s no telling why Brooklyn’s Far Out Far Out has been so quiet, but he’s been making the prettiest noise. This mysterious producer has a talent for glistening emotive house tracks, including “Zodiacal Light” off our Purple Trax compilation. His tunes have had us transfixed for a while, so we’re proud to present this masterful mix which includes all original productions. Come along for the ride and you will go Far. Watch this space for more..

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Mix & Interview: Masahiro Ueda


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Our man Masa the Vibe Masta takes the helm for the latest edition. Formerly on staff at Japan’s legendary WOMB club, he made the move to New York two years ago to pursue his passion for house music. His club night at Bossa Nova, Down By Low, has managed to book the elusive Galcher Lustwerk, have dibs on Terekke when he comes to town, and bring Specter out for his first New York show, as well as inspiring Resident Advisor to wax poetic about Bossa as a whole.

Like any Vibe Masta, Masa understands the importance of pacing, and the early moments of the mix recall his opening dj sets, with ambient and beatless landscapes, before entering grittier and rawer territory. Check it out and read our candid conversation, below.


MIX: Juliana Huxtable – The Awakening


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It was over three months ago that Juliana Huxtable began to cook this one up. Over a month in, the mix seemed like another lost promise, until we learned that Juliana had been touring and finished the first “movement” in transit. That’s when we knew we were dealing with something Heavy.

A giant beam of light in NYC’s queer and music scenes, Juliana brings us The Awakening, a journey that hits on everything and compromises nothing. Anyone in this generation will identify with the familiar faces that pop up, which include – spoiler alert – Madonna, Korn, Star Wars, Bone Thugs, and Dragon Ball, over a hyperactive and cunty bed of beats. Steeped to perfection, Bjork won’t be the only one dropping this at parties.

Thank you Juliana <3


Mix: xorzyzt


Our 4-yr anniversary mix series continues with xorzyzt’s URLxUSA tour mix.

WEIRD MAGIC Mix Series: xorzyzt_mixURLxUSA_2K14 by Weirdmagic on Mixcloud

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Brandon Rosenbluth aka xorzyzt, a well-known and pervasive force in Berlin’s dark underworld, is a busy man —- producing events, djing and touring alongside BlackBlackGold and Tom Ass as UnReaL; playing in bands reliq and Shaddah Tuum; booking European tours for littlebig Agency; engaging in video and performance art of the ‘metaphysical, shamanistic thread’; all while launching two new labels: Portals Editions (with Niko Shaddah Lfo, Ketev, and Marijn Degenaar), and UnReaL Audio, which just saw its first release with Born in Flamez. During our stay in Berlin last year, we caught him djing Stattbad & playing with his band at Berghain within our first few nights, and he remained a constant presence from there, throwing parties featuring House of Ladosha, ITAL, Stellar Om Source, and Light Asylum, to name a few.

Hot on the heels of a US tour (including a stop at our beloved Bossa Nova), this is the set he put together and fine tuned on the road: “In my signature style, I’ve consistently layered a number of tracks on top of one another including layers of drones and ambience in order to create an impenetrable wall of body-obliterating techno bliss.” From the first whispers of “what am i doing here?” we knew we were in for a ride, and as expected, this mix perfectly demonstrates his ability to drag you through the darkest corners of hell and still leave you gasping for more.

Brandon’s new project Shaddah Tuum’s EP dropped last week on his label Portals Editions, you can have a listen here.


WM Mix & Interview: Jan Woo

To celebrate our 4-year anniversary, we are re-launching our mix series and highlighting some of our favorite artists/selectors.

WEIRD MAGIC Mix Series: Jan Woo by Weirdmagic on Mixcloud

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Jan Woo is Brooklyn’s best kept secret. Meticulous curator of all musical genres trance-inducing, his impeccable filter has landed him gigs alongside Juan Atkins and a festival-closing set at Sustain-Release. A Jan Woo track is one that stays close to your heart, and this mix is one you can put on and dance to start to finish, knowing you’re in good hands.

Up until now, unless you’ve caught one of his dj sets in the flesh, it is unlikely that you’ve gotten to experience the Woo, but this mix is a perfect distillation/introduction: one amazing tune after another — most that you probably would never find — and then a surprise blend like “Makin’ A Living” into Mr. Fingers “Can You Feel It”, that makes you want to cry. Thankfully, Jan has more in store for the world: He is prepping his first 12″ for Greek label Echovolt which includes “Whyfor” (below), a dancefloor stunner, and he’s got a new label Tripper Disc in the works, with an upcoming reissue/compilation of the appropriately-named obscure New Age band, Woo. Some things can only be kept tight for so long…

We spoke to Jan at home at Body Actualized Center in BK…


100 summer clicks 2014

back in berlin (w/ alienata, umberto, irradiance cache and noisekølln)

for my first jam back in berlin, we’re taking this grimy bassment and turning it into a rave cave, with Alienata, The Irradiance Cache and myself providing sounds after the UMBERTO show upstairs.
(don’t) be skurrrrrred..
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more to come…



moodymann – why do u feel
andy stott – numb
burial – ashtray wasp
john talabot & pional – so will be now
traxman – lifeee is forever
delroy edwards – 4 club use only
burial & four tet – nova
grimes – genesis
edgar froese – nights of automatic women (secret music edit) [mp3]
cos-ber-zam – ne noya (daphni mix)
arca – manners
rashad manny spin – do it again
oneohtrix point never – stone of spiritual understanding
madteo – dead drop
blawan – why they hide their bodies under my garage
blawan – lavender
monster rally – jaguar
holly herndon – fade
lamin fofana – brokedown city (aramac remix)
kendrick lamar – bitch, don’t kill my vibe
225 reynolda rd – francine and her friends [mp3]
head high – rave (dirt mix)
julius steinhoff – up above
trevino – doldrums
trevino – backtracking
bosstone – lean
bookworms – african rhythms
crazy design – el teke teke
teeth – percolator meme
flying lotus – getting there
anthony naples – mad disrespect
torn hawk – tarifa
daphni – ye ye
triad god – remand
major lazer – get free
1991 – open to the dark
guy gerber – the mirror game
anthony naples – mad disrespect
torn hawk – tarifa
dj sotofett – pulehouse (reggi mix)

albums &:

traxman – mind of traxman
burial – kindred
holy other – held
cooly g – playin me
john talabot – fin
actress – rip
nocow – gather strength
vessel – order of noise
holly herndon – movement
huerco s – no jack ep
daphni – jiaolong
hemlock – chapter one exclusives
kendrick lamar – good kid, m.a.a.d city


festival nrmal, monterrey, mexico
kraftwerk @ moma ps1, nyc
berghain w/ redshape, boris, marcel fengler, et al – berlin, germany
dreams 3.0 w/ grimes, asap rocky, araabmuzik, pictureplane – brooklyn, ny (weird magic event)
primavera sound – barcelona, spain
bk bass cmj party w/ terekke, nooka jones, anthony naples – brooklyn
night spa – brooklyn, ny
puppy gang w/ rashad, spinn, machinedrum, sepalcure, mikeq – brooklyn, ny (weird magic co-present)
rinsed 2-yr anniversary w/ egyptrixx, braille – brooklyn

Ultrademon’s Internet Cult Mix

the latest weird magic mix comes from the original #seapunk and coral records founder himself, ultrademon, providing an exclusive first listen to his newest productions.

“dark nights, dusky maidens, future raves, full moon beach parties, desert stars, vine hung horizons, industrial wastelands, cyberspace djs, mecha demon magic, ethnobotanical basslines, dark crystal messiahs, teen anime love stories, stinging auras, fungal fantasy house, nautical elves, and voidic charms.”

Ultrademon – Internet Cult Mix

Viral Intro – Ultrademon
Chatroom With Enya (Internet Cult Mix) – Ultrademon
Heatstroke (Featuring TSARS) – Ultrademon
Flash 1.0 – Ultrademon
Drive U Crazy (Extended Mix) – Ultrademon
Power Ov (Ultrademon’s Remix) – Lao
Goonchie Blunch – Ultrademon [Forthcoming Midnight Shift]
Bend – Ultrademon [Forthcoming Midnight Shift]
Loki – Ultrademon
Time (Ultrademon’s Soft Touch Remix) – Buck Uk


If I have created a world for you, in your place,
God, you had to come to it confident,
and you have come to it, to my refuge,
because my whole world was nothing but my hope.

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guest mixes and photos: massacooramaan, hollagramz, @lilinternet, rizzla+blk.adonis, dj mark brown

thx to everyone who came out friday, s!ck, spencers gifs and to all the amazingly talented performers. these people really understand modern dance music, and we’ve got recordings to prove it. jam live guest mixes from all the artists below, with photos from the night after the jump or on facebook.

the next one gonna be even crazier .. stay tuned for announcements>>>

live @ weird magic x specers gifs x s!ck:
massacooramaan – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012
hollagramz – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012
rizzla b2b blk. adonis – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012
dj mark brown – Live @ Santa’s 1/27/2012



clams casino
realist alive
all i need
leaf (asap rocky prod)

streetz tonight
electronic dream
+ dozens (hundreds?) we’ll never hear

marvin’s room
over my dead body
take care

john maus
quantum leap
we must become the pitiless censors of ourselves

oneohtrix point never
sleep dealer
the wire mix

asap rocky
purple swag

huerco s.
battery tunnel
all night
various mixes
various on soundcloud

dj rashad
heaven sent (w/ gant man)
+ everything else

fatima al qadiri
d medley
vatican vibes
fact mix

julianna barwick
the magic place
“prizewinning” (prince rama remix)

real estate

peaking lights
“tiger eyes”

jamie xx
we’re new here (w/ gil scott-heron)
drake “take care” production
everything else

lana del rey
video games

ras g & the alkebulan space programspace bass is the place

holy other
yr love
with u

elite gymnastics
h e r e , i n h e a v e n 2
ruin 2xlp

the weekndthe trilogy

main attrakionz808s and dark grapes

kurt vile
baby’s arms
smoke ring for my halo venus/ghe20 gothik
opening ceremony mix

pure x

hymn eola
hymn eola acapella
ancient hill

massive attack & burial four walls

corvalis (teen daze rmx)

run dmt
cash for gold

bad vibes
burial “shell of light” rmx

om sourceenergy


sleep overstickers

friendsi’m his girl

monster rally
cuban velvet

dark sky
high risekelis “brave” remix

panda bearalsatian darn

various on soundcloud

james ferraro
far side virtual
every interview, live performance, tweet


tim hecker – all

kassem mosse – all

gang gang danceeye contact


dj mike q

+ tracks and mixes

supreme cuts

hollagramz – all


chris brown f. busta rhymes & lil wayne – “look at me now”
ital – “ital’s theme”
blawan – “getting me down”
massacooramaan – massacooramaan theme
munchi – “hope”
vophoniq – “welcome”
free spirit – “the event”
inc – “heart crimes”
the field – “is this power”
blondes – “synthesist”
bjork – “crystalline” (omar souleyman remix)
afrika hitech – “out in the streets”
coyote clean up – “you x won’t x know”
s.a.m. – beat 07
white mountains – “spectra”
octo octa – “let me see you”
braille – “the year 3000″
new edition – “a little bit of love” (brenmar remix)
bok bok – “charisma theme”
dakota – “we at the mall”

isn’t it all so beautiful?