For our new installment of CST Radio,
we are excited to welcome Experimental Housewife
Experimental Housewife, known to many as Exhouse,' is a DJ, producer, percussionist, professor, label owner and community builder who has steadily forged roots within the dance music community for over twenty years, passionately riding the momentum since her beginnings in the 90s rave scene. Exhouse has developed the versatile technical stylings that have become signature of her DJ sets and live hardware performances, all the while championing the local and underground by connecting and uplifting those around her through parties and her Perfect Location imprint. Her releases have appeared on SF's Jacktone, True Indigo, Schmer, and Chicago's Identity Spectrum Records among others.
We are honored to have Exhouse for this month.
~ NEW ARRIVALS ~
~ Perfect Location - Perfect Collection ~
Exhouse's thoughtfully conceived finite record label is a capture from a moment in time where many tracks that have lived within hard drives, shared mostly through the trusted ears of friends, become resurrected and activated to share with a listening audience. The Bay Area and beyond, the ties that bind, 12 months, 24 tracks and 4 seasonal vinyl compilations all released within the year of 2019. The selections embody an overarching narrative of misty subterranean landscapes, while taking us between 4/4 and beat less atmospheres. Each seasonal journey carries its own unique story and memory, evoking a certain time and place.
We are excited to carry copies of Winter, Autumn and Summer.
~ Identity Spectrum - The Way of the Rave Vol. II ~
The second volume for Chicago based Identity Spectrum's "The Way of the Rave" series. Forming bonds after meeting at a queer music + camp experience, revisiting that spirit and strengthening of those friendships through this psych acid glitch 4 track banger with productions from IVVY, Exhouse, gayphextwin and Acid Daddy.
There's a cute holographic smiley sticker on each one too :)
~ SOS Music Vol. 1 ~
Spawned from a radio show and event series with LA's DUBLAB hosted by DJs Maddy Maia + Tottie, is SOS (Sisters of Sound) Music. Celebrating and uplifting all femme, non-binary djs, producers, label heads, and artists through a heavy hitting line up that kicks doors down with 14 eclectic club tracks. This compilation is a diamond formed from the pressures and turbulence of the pandemic, serving as a metaphor for solidarity and resilience through collective creative expression.
~ Chris Duncan - With Light ~
Oakland based interdisciplinary artist and co-founder of local underground haven for experimental sound and art, publisher and label, Land & Sea, is Chris Duncan's newest self release, 'With Light'. Compiled recordings from 2019, an ode to the sun, moon and the ocean (themes that serve as the backbone to his practice) via harmonicas, tuning forks, cymbals, field recordings and previous live performances. A piece of the coast on 12"
~ Black Light Smoke (Cut Mistake) ~
Brooklyn based Cut Mistake back again and swinging hard, this time with a second release from Jordan Lieb under his Black Light Smoke alias (if you haven't listened yet, his first release through CM, "Thriller" under his John Hughes Daydream alias is delightful). Teaming up together with stable mate / label head Connor Whiriskey, who completed mixdowns for this release in Nashville during the 2017 solar eclipse, giving birth to a retrospective unearthed from archives dating back to 2010. Revived recordings spanning electronic goodness via psych experimentation, fuzzy lofi shoegaze, dark synth driven melodic art pop.
Listen to "Burn" for good warm feelings, "Up Up and Away" for minor chord synth toughness.
~ New Reading ~
CONE ZONE 009 with Matt now up in the archives :) bargain balearic selections from our used bins
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