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.
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
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
Purple Trax Label Night #1: Live recordings/mixes from Sasha Jan Rezzie, Michael Beharie, Sol Aire, Sasha Desree, Greem Jellyfish, Logan Takahashi
Our first Purple Trax Label Night went down last week at Bossa Nova Civic Club and was massively fun, and we’ve got evidance. Big thanks to Luis Nieto Dickens (vid) and Chris Video (aud) for helping capture the vibe.
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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