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.
Over the course of two mixes helmed by Belgian DJ duo Nachtschade, Berlin electronic music outpost Finest Ego helps celebrate 15 years of Ghostly with an extensive look over our catalog. The first mix, simply called Ghostly International Label Special , dives into 26 tracks from the likes of Dabrye, Solvent, Tycho, Gold Panda, Com Truise, Shigeto, and Dauwd, among many others. The hour-long session gets an addendum with a “B-sides” mix, delivering a handful of songs that didn’t fit into Nachtschade’s first session. Matthew Dear, Lusine, Wisp, Recondite, Pale Sketcher, and more appear in that 30-minute DJ set.
It was just last week when the full stream of Christopher Willits’ OPENING album premiered on FACT, sharing the musical facet of his latest project with the world. Now that OPENING is officially released, Willits has unveiled the vibrant 45-minute film which accompanies his immersive music. It’s a captivating piece, to say the least, and brings to mind the mood-altering power of impressionistic documentaries like Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi.
Today, we are pleased to announce the debut album from one of Ghostly’s most recent signees, New York-based producer Lord RAJA. A Constant Moth will unleash 12 tracks of uncanny beatmaking when it arrives on December 2, but we’re sharing its first single now in the form of “Darwin”. The contorting, drum-addled song premiered on The FADER today.
The official release of Christopher Willits’ multimedia album, OPENING, is just a week away, but we are pleased to share its brisk, revitalizing music with the world today. OPENING can be heard over on FACT, where it premiered with a great write up and an extensive list of tour dates. Stay tuned for the unveiling of the visual component to Willits’ immersive OPENING.
We’d be hard pressed to think of someone more qualified to make a playlist for our 15th anniversary than longstanding Ghostly visual artist Michael Cina. The man has designed the artwork for more than 100 of our releases, so it’s safe to say he knows the catalog very well. In Cina’s Ghostly 15 playlist, which premiered with a note from him on The 405, he highlights an array of talent from over the years—including Audion, Shigeto, Dabrye, Lusine, Tim Hecker, DJ Koze, Fort Romeau, Seth Troxler, and HTRK, among others.
The latest audio/visual single to arrive from Christopher Willits’ upcoming album, OPENING, is “Wide”, an invigorating breeze of effervescent atmospheres and images. Check out the premiere over on Cool Hunting, where they also did a quick Q&A with WIllits.