Heathered Pearls

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eathered Pearls is Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander, whose career in music was deeply rooted before ever releasing his own. Curator for Tycho’s ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International, Alexander has been entrenched in the industry since 2002. He was first introduced to the power of ambient music by his mother at an early age, discovered techno as a teenager living in the Detroit area, and gradually learned to create his own vision of the genres.

The name Heathered Pearls originated from the combination of seeking out the allure of something special in a song (the pearl) and casting a

haze of noise and erosion over it (heathered). His first album Loyal (2012) mimicked the hypnotic and swelling motions of ocean waves at night with melodic, loop-based ambient music. But Alexander would only move on from there, inescapably drawn to dance floor ideas and memories of the engrossing techno mixes he pored over as a kid. The second Heathered Pearls album, Body Complex, transforms _Loyal_s soft, soporific textures into driving 4/4 figures, glacial tone drifts, and starry synth plateaus. Its the beginning of a new phase in Alexanders ever-evolving career, and the possibilities are expanding seamlessly out to the realms of music, art, and performance.

Releases

Live Dates

  • 01.23.2017
    Amsterdam,NL
    Melkweg (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.10.2017
    Berlin,DE
    Astra (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.11.2017
    Leipzig,DE
    UT Connewitz (DJ Set)
  • 02.12.2017
    Vienna,AT
    Flex (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.14.2017
    Budapest,HU
    Akvarium (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.15.2017
    Prague,CZ
    Meetfactory (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.16.2017
    Warsaw,PL
    Worldwide Festival at Niebo (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.18.2017
    Copenhagen,DK
    Pumpehuset (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.19.2017
    Stockholm,SE
    Kagelbanan (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.20.2017
    Oslo,NO
    Parkteatret (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.22.2017
    Cologne,DE
    Gloria Theatre (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.24.2017
    Paris,FR
    La Gaite Lyrique (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.25.2017
    Brussels,BE
    Boutanique Orangerie (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.27.2017
    London,UK
    Electric Brixton (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • 02.28.2017
    London,UK
    Electric Brixton (DJ Set) w/ Tycho
  • more

Press

Video

  • Heathered Pearls - Beach Shelter
  • Heathered Pearls - Precious Dive