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)
As we inch closer and closer to the release of Lord RAJA’s debut album, A Constant Moth, its second single premiered this week on Boiler Room. “Throw Them Out (System)” follows the blunted grooves of “Darwin” with a more hyped-up mood, dropping a cosmic footwork/jungle hybrid straight out of another dimension.
Hassan Rahim is a young creative from Los Angeles who has quickly infiltrated the art and design world with his distinctively stark aesthetic. Between his gallery work, collaborations with Jay-Z and DJ/producer Delroy Edwards, clothing designs, and publishing company, Rahim is a fast-rising talent that Ghostly couldn’t help but get involved with.
As such, we tapped the artist to design us a t-shirt (available now) and the flier for our next Ghostly15 event, which will be held Oct. 31 in Berlin’s Panorama Bar. We decided it would also be a great time to ask Rahim about his life and work, and the subsequent interview has just been posted on The Ghostly Store blog.
Following this year’s celebratory events in Detroit, London, and Seattle, Ghostly will host its fourth 15th anniversary party at Panorama Bar in Berlin. This is set to be a night of deep house grooves and jacking techno beats, with label veterans JTC (a.k.a. James T. Cotton) and Osborne joining Fort Romeau and Jeffrey Sfire behind the decks at one of Europe’s finest clubs. We’d be hard pressed to think of a better way to spend Halloween.
While preparing for a cross-country move from Seattle to New York, Rafael Anton Irisarri (a.k.a. The Sight Below) and his wife Rita had their lives turned upside down. Thieves broke into their U-Haul truck and made off with all their belongings, including a ton of music gear. Raf and Rita are now in the process of rebuilding, and Ghostly has organized an Indiegogo campaign to help them out.
We have an extensive list of perks for those who contribute between $15 and $2,000. Download packages, CDs, LPs, curated goodie bags, rare 12”s, limited-edition silkscreened prints, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have a song remixed by Joshua Eustis (a.k.a. Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene) are among the available options for donators. So not only will you be helping a talented, hard-working musician, you’ll also score some great gear in the process.
Today, we’re pleased to announce the next record by Brooklyn duo Beacon, a beautifully physical five-track EP called L1. The release is set to arrive on December 2, and is preceded by moody lead single “Fault Lines”, which premiered over on The FADER.
There is truly no festival in the United States quite like Decibel, and Ghostly is pleased to once again to be a part of the annual celebration of electronic music in Seattle, Washington. Kicking off this week, the festivities will include a number of Ghostly artists, and we want to make sure that any fans in attendance know how to find them. So here is a quick breakdown of when and where you can catch us in action:
9/24 – Lusine @ Opening Gala (w/ Natasha Kmeto and Sabota)
9/24 – The Sight Below @ Optical 1: Kinesthesia (w/ Arca, Max Cooper, and Total Freedom)
9/25 – Recondite @ dB After-Hours 1 (w/ Fluxion, Atom™ GND ∞, and Tomas Jirku)
9/27 – Matrixxmann @ dB Boat Party 1: From Dub to Deep (w/ Young Marco and Deadbeat)
9/27 – Jacaszek, Christopher Willits, and Loscil @ Optical 5: Ghostly International
9/27 – Com Truise @ Dance Nostalgic (w/ Lindstrom, Midnight Magic, and Avalon Emerson)
Two fantastic Ghostly artists come together on Beacon’s cosmically propulsive remix of “See” by Tycho. With the additions of a bubbly dance groove and singer Thomas Mullarney III’s soft voice, Beatportal premiered this fresh take on Tycho’s serene instrumental—both versions of which are now available as a digital single.
Back in April, ADULT. played our Moogfest showcase and stopped by the Moog Sound Lab to record a version of “Heartbreak” using only Moog gear.
Xeno & Oaklander’s latest album for Ghostly, Par Avion, hasn’t been far from our thoughts since it released this past June. And we’re certainly not alone in our enduring love for its analog-centric, coldwave pop, as the pair of artists have just been interviewed by Tiny Mix Tapes. In the quick Q&A, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo talk about their love for boutique synthesizers, their unique recording process, how they first met, and more.