Catch Quincy Vidal at the Knitting Factory tonight !!
Catch James Place participating in this 6 person Cipher tonight @ the Ace Hotel New York
Cassette Store Day falls on October 8, 2016.
Some of you may think - "Cassette Store Day? WTF? Who listens to tapes? What store stocks them?"
Those are GREAT questions.
Cassette Store Day provides a platform and spotlight on independent labels that still wheel out tape releases. New, experimental, and DIY artists / labels / musicians release on tape because it's cheaper, quicker, and more eco-friendly than vinyl. RSD is all majors these days, anyways, so if you want to support independents and the environment while adding a new artifact to your home, CSD is a pretty nice thing to support.
Considering our grip of cassette releases this year, Styles will share two drops - Vic Dimotsis' Mine Eyes Dazzle and Space People's SHMM - with local stores, when previously only available on our Bandcamp. Both releases are beat-based heaters, so if Flying Lotus, Shuggie Otis, and Dilla are your kind of thing, pleeeeease check these!
Bump 'em in your '96 whip, your Walk(wo)mans, your mom's busted stereo system. Or just prop them by your desk and tell your friends you support new artists at a time when all seems lost and music has never been more important.
Info on the two tapes are below - check if your local cassette-dealin' shop will have them in stock.
Thank you for the support and attention - we love you!
Catch an interview with Vic Dimotsis on WNYU 89.1FM's hip-hop show, Can I Kickit? tonight at 10:30pm ahead of his cassette release 'Mine Eyes Dazzle'
That new new Gabriel Garzón-Marzano, coming soon to Stones Throw Records (!!!!), with video by the master Santiago Carrasquilla
Catch Thaddeus Nelson Jr's DJ Set from the Lot Radio on 9/09/16. He even brought his 909 along for the special day !!
Human Pitch + Styles comin' in hot n' heavy on Friday Aug 5th at Trans-Pecos, serving up a house and disco-inflected throwdown with BIS's inimitable Tom Noble, PTP's kaleidoscopic Abby, Styles' latest signing Thaddeus Nelson JR on the live disco tip, and Rioux of Human Pitch spinning vibes vibes vibes throughout.
Continuing his unintentional tradition of remixing Styles releases, Matt Morandi aka Jahiliyya Fields (L.I.E.S.) collapses and revives Ohal's "All Mine" into an ecstatic, machine-addled prayer for love and hope and everything the current US media dynasty shuns. Let's flip that narrative together.
Download the WAV of Matt's remix below for free. We suggest donating a $1.00 in exchange for the free music to NYC's Ali Forney Center, an important institution for supporting, housing and educating LGBTQ youth in New York.
Ohal's debut album, Acid Park, is available now on Styles Upon Styles. Jahiliyya Fields' latest album, Chance Life, is available now on L.I.E.S. Records.
The police are killing our Black families.
Read a 15-point report from the Center for Popular Democracy and PolicyLink - 'Justice In Policing' - on ways you can exact change on those who refuse to admit wrongdoing or indict tax-funded murderers.
(photo courtesy of Justice In Policing)
The Wire streams Ohal's 'Wintertime' in their 389th Office Ambience Chart:
Make sure you scoop the latest issue of the magazine to read a full page review on both Acid Park and Cancelled Faces!
Buy either / both here: https://ohal.bandcamp.com
"Twilight I am walking the rim of the snow-covered frozen lake. Music, as if, playing from speakers hidden in hollowed blue/grey bare trees! Spooky! Hauntingly setting the scene. In the distance, an owl's piercing cries join in the mix........ Towards a silent night- a holy night? Solemn tonal reflections shearing across the ice and snow." - Doug. December 2015
A favorite Crown Heights selector and one-third of Archie Pelago, Zach "Kroba" Koeber shares a trail of styles, cuts and favorites on his new mixtape, Orgone Blister. Kroba's thicket of tunes binds contemporary classical, microsound, symmetrical metal and swing standards into an aural manifestation of a sunset hike through the Putnam County backwoods (keep the river on your right and avoid those cave dwelling time travelers).
A confidant of the SUS crew and one of the most passionate, encyclopedic diggers we know, it's an honor to have him inaugurate our little tape series for fans, friends, fellow diggers, spinners and listeners.
There are 30 copies of the 90-minute mixtape available. A small portion of the mix will be available when you scoop the tape, but the full experience is bound to its ferrous component.
"I'm no longer interested in any natural-versus-unnatural taxonomy at all—it feels contrived and false to me." Ohal chats with Jesse Ruddock on Acid Park, her apartment's studio, writing with Brian Eno and more for BOMB Magazine. Read here.
Acid Park and her Cancelled Faces OST are available to buy now.
co-founder Phil / PT will man the Record Fair decks from 3:30 - 4:15PM next Saturday, May 14 ~ playing new and forthcoming material O N L Y ~ see you there