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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Today is the day WEIRD MAGIC opens up a new portal in this dimension, PURPLE TRAX. PURPLE TRAX is a new label focusing on independent, experimental music that wouldn’t otherwise get properly released. Check out our intro video:
We’ve already got some killer releases lined up for this year, but first we’re kicking things off with a compilation featuring special handpicked tracks from some new artists as well as a few of our faves. You can listen to the entire thing now, below.
We have launched a Kickstarter to help us pay for the printing of the compilation, the launch party, and to get us on our feet basically. Any donations much appreciated, and we’re offering some great, very tangible rewards.
Listen to the comp here:
We’ve got a busy year ahead!
Purple Trax Volume 1 Compilation:
Huerco S, Via App, Traxman, Rivka, Terekke, Far Out Far Out, Sasha Jan Rezzie, Joe P, Logan Takahashi, Aurora Halal, Sasha Desree
• 12″: Wabi Sabi (Terekke, Jan, Rezzie)
• 12″: Sasha Jan Rezzie (two tracks avail now: All My Dreams / Play Infinite)
• Far Out Far Out
• Joe Jones
Purple Trax Singles Series:
• Beta Librae
• Far Out Far Out
• Sasha Desree
• Jan Woo
• Samantha Urbani
More soon. Read some personal stories about each of the tracks in the compilation, below.
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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.
Last Friday, Discwoman brought Beta Librae, Umfang, Via App and Ciarra Black together at Palisades for a night of all-female, all-Brooklyn, live hardware sets (with Mary S on the visuals and Discwoman’s Frankie Hutch on the decks). Bossa Nova’s reigning queens, Umfang and Beta, only recently began playing live; Via App just moved to Brooklyn and is poised to slay; and it was our first encounter with Ciarra. All of them blew minds, even moreso than a certain techno legend we caught the following night. Stream the live recordings (thanks to Umfang), along with some photos from the night, below.
Umfang > Ciarra Black:
Via App > Beta Librae:
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
Artwork by Jeremy Dabrowski
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Some of the best selectors are pure sound travelers who would probably call themselves “historian” before “musician”. Max Pearl is a music documentarian by blood, from his own publications, including Cluster mag, to launching Thump/working with Vice to Resident Advisor (where we covered Sustain-Release). But he also will dj with a live conga player and drop killer mixes like this one, which effortlessly jumps around the globe calling on deep ethnic and club strains, as well as some killer footwork cuts, in a stew he describes as “hardcore”.
Max has been keeping busy in Mexico, we caught up with him to see what he’s up to, and get his predictions for 2015.