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.
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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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.