audio/visual: index festival

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all photos by erez avissar

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yves tumor, james ferraro, gaika, bill kouliglas, more @ villain [audio-visual]

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all photos by Erez Avissar, taken 2.17.17 @ villain (ad hoc presents)

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photos: sustain-release 2016

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thank you to sustain-relase and ra for having me back on the crew for their best year yet.

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Earthly: Mix & Interview [Moogfest Edition]

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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.

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Wabi Sabi – Pt. 1

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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.

more soon!


Audio/Visual: Purple Trax Label Night Vol. <3

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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!

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Mix: Introducing Haweii Ma

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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
exorcising disconnection
exhibiting sensitivity.

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Purple Trax Label Night VI

Recordings and pictorals from the 6th installment of our label night. Featuring DatKat, Shredder, Plebeian, Greem, and Richard Kennedy. All photos by Erez Avissar.

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MEX1: df + discwoman

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all photos by erez avissar

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2015 ‣ 2016

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all photos by Erez Avissar

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Purple Trax Label Night Vol. 5

And another one.

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SOL AIRE: MOOD II

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Weird Magic’s Purple Trax is excited to drop the world premiere by Sol Aire, a rare Brooklyn producer rendering vivid, smooth deep house/soul trance via R&B/soul influence. Mood II  is out NOW digitally for FREE download.

“Brooklyn’s Deep House Savant” (Vice).

Sol Aire is the new sultan of smooth, and after serving up production work for bubbling BK artists like Thurmon GreenK Rizz, and electronic duo Beggars In A New Land, Mood II sees him setting out on his own for the first time, deftly showcasing his silky production chops as he seamlessly transitions from deep floor-fillers to soulful R&B-inflected sun burners.

“Sol Aire’s “Mood II” Turns The Dancefloor Into A Dreamscape….. Witness the birth of soul trance” (The FADER)

SOL AIRE – MOOD II

SOUNDCLOUD
BANDCAMP:
Release party at Bossa Nova Civic Club on 12/20 featuring Michael Magnan, Dev Gupta (Mr. Twin Sister) and more, [rsvp here].

 


Purple Trax Label Night #3: Via App, Entro Senestre, Dutch E Germ & Logan, Greem Jellyfish, Rezzie

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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!