With this week’s arrival of his AVION EP for Spectral Sound, UK techno stalwart Mark E is sharing a full stream of its lush dancefloor sounds. The release features four original productions and two remixes, with White Material’s Alvin Aronson and Laszlo Dancehall (a.k.a. Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers) reimagining two tracks from this year’s Product of Industry. Mark E’s AVION EP can be heard in its entirety over on XLR8R.
Ghostly has teamed with 3D printing company MakerBot for a special contest, inviting designers to create unique objects that will delight record collectors and music lovers everywhere. Design a 3D item that could decorate, augment, or personalize record collections and home stereos, enter by November 30, and a panel of judges will select winners based on creativity and printability. The first-prize winner will score our 2014 full-length vinyl catalog and MakerBot’s Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer.
With the announcement of his second album for Ghostly, Michna has unveiled the first single from Thousand Thursday, an affable, synthy tune called “She Exists in My Mind”. Consequence of Sound premiered the beat-driven song today, ahead of the NYC producer’s record dropping on February 3, seven years after his debut LP.
Following “Fault Lines”, the second song to appear from Beacon’s forthcoming L1 EP (out Dec. 2) is its title track, a spacious and beat-driven cut featuring Thomas Mullarney III’s airy croon. “L1” premiered courtesy of Stereogum, where it was described as “smartly arranged electro-pop with a fervent tempo and an angsty undercurrent.”
Ghostly is pleased to announce the second 2014 release from English techno DJ/producer Mark E, a six-track EP called Avion. The record will follow his Product of Industry album from April when it arrives on November 17 via Spectral Sound, complete with remixes from Laszlo Dancehall (a.k.a. Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers) and White Material’s Alvin Aronson. Ahead of that occasion, Dummy has premiered the EP’s lead single, “Avion Central”, a shimmering and cyclical bit of synth work with a soft-thumping pulse.
Just two months from his Ghostly 15 playlist, Michael Cina has emerged with another selection of fantastic tunes. The 55th installment of Ghostly’s podcast series is an excursion into deep and soulful house sounds, featuring choice cuts from Motor City Drum Ensemble, Leon Vynehall, Matrixxman, Recloose, and Patricia, among others. It’s yet another example of why Cina’s on-point curatorial skills are outmatched only by his inimitable visual work.
After The Ghostly Store secured an original, limited-edition print from Charles Hinman, an Abstract Expressionist who has been a fixture of the Bowery art scene since 1965, we jumped at the opportunity to interview him. The resulting piece, a short video directed by Will Calcutt, takes us into the artist’s studio on the edge of SoHo and the Lower East Side, where he talks about his art and work on lavender triangle.
Ghostly elder statesman Matthew Dear has been busy lately, so we thought a recap might be helpful to keep fans updated. Firstly, his Audion project has just announced a brand-new 12” with Kompakt, which premiered over on XLR8R today. The “Dem Howl” single features Troels Abrahamsen on the original, as well as a remix from label co-founder Michael Mayer.
As you may remember, Ghostly recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help The Sight Below replace the innumerable pieces of gear that were stolen from him earlier this year. One of the perks we’re offering donators is a very limited 12” (only 20 left!), featuring remixes of the last song Rafael Anton Irisarri recorded at his Black Knoll Studio in Seattle. And now those curious about the music on that record can hear Norwegian producer Biosphere’s contribution, a darkly invigorating version of “Unfurled”.
The arrival of fall means another edition of CMJ’s massive Music Marathon festival is just around the corner, and you can rest assured that Ghostly has its paws all over the widespread lineup. If you’re in the New York City area, make sure to check out the list of this week’s upcoming events featuring a number of our artists and DJs.
10/22 – Ghostly International DJs @ Ace Hotel
10/23 – Heathered Pearls @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (w/ Saint Pepsi, Nicholas Nicholas, and more)
10/25 – Shigeto, Beacon, and Heathered Pearls @ Glasslands
10/25 – Matthew Dear @ Verboten (w/ Roman Flügel, Daniel Avery)