THIS FRIDAY 5/26!
SUS head honchos Phil & Cam will be DJing a fundraiser for Musicambia, a stellar institution that pairs music conservatories with prison systems. ✔️ them out at musicambia.org
We're partnering with our friend and confidant Boston Chery for a night of summer-setting vibes vibes vibes at one of our favorite spots, SISTERS Bklyn on Thursday May 25 at 9pm.
Chery & Raven Necole are serving up the Blue Dream jams with the Styles Upon Styles lads providing some opening apertifs 🍹
Steppin into Memorial Day weekend like 💙👌💙 join usssss
The second single from BAT's forthcoming debut vinyl LP, Exposure Therapy, "Session 4190" finds the producer submersing his trademark, rough-edged sound into an electroforming bath of flickering chords, distant kicks and heat-treated bass notes.
Exposure Therapy is out June 2!
Pre-order the LP here: http://www.susrecords.com/catalog/sus022-best-available-technology-exposure-therapy
🕶🕶🕶 Announcing the second edition of our SUSMIX cassette mixtape series: Space Jam's Early Morning / Late Afternoon 🕶🕶🕶
A close friend, rabble-rousing DJ and all around v-i-b-e aficionado, Space Jam approaches the line to knock down two distinct, classy aF sides for her SUSMIX02 mixtape entry. As a co-host on one of The Lot Radio's best programs every Monday morning with fellow SUSMIX selector, Kroba, as well as a founding member of probably our favorite crew of DJs ever, TURRBOTAX®, we're in good hands on the soothing, bumping, exceedingly fun Early Morning / Late Afternoon.
Scooping the physical tape is the only way to hear the mix in full, and we have a limited number of mixtapes that come wrapped in Space Jam's graffiti flowers on a thick O-card housing a clear+metallic red cassette: http://www.susrecords.com/catalog/susmix02-space-jam-early-morning-late-afternoon
E X C I T E M E N T
~the styles kids~
Kevin Palmer is back!
Announcing Best Available Technology's first album on wax. Exposure Therapy fuses muggy electronics, heavy-lidded rhythms and molten dub into abstract compositions that leverage the studio as an automated tool to siphon out an implied form of radical, rugged hip hop.
Exposure Therapy is available for pre-order and will be released on June 2, 2017 from Styles Upon Styles.
Kuxxan SUUM aka Zach Cooper returns with Misterthumbs, this time for the Them Flavors label.
Also check out their previous endeavor together, "Red Blambingo" from BASH003:
A new fiesta stemming from our SUSMIX series of cassettes featuring bone-shattering combos, ferocious finishing moves and the most daring DJs around town
STYLUS VS. STYLUS VOL. 1
NO COVER! NO RULES! A QUARTER PER PLAY!
Friday April 28 ~ 8 til latez
El Cortez @ 17 Ingraham St, Bushwick BK
A team of SUS coal miners recently did some digging into the vaults and found a small batch of rough cut gems. Listen as some of today's master machine manipulators take a hacksaw to Zac Nelson's pristine pop:
P.S. Watch this space for a big Best Available Technology announcement coming soon 😈
While you're at it, peep Clay's remix of Nightwalker from the Certain Creatures LP from 2015:
Check out an all-Styles-artists DJ set from SUS label heads PT & Cambo on Scott Murakami's WNYU Radio Show, Bentwave - featuring plenty of that new new forthcoming HEAT 🔥 🔥 🔥
"Every aspect of this sci-fi head trip is incredibly designed, and occasionally fools the eye into thinking the virtual to be, in fact, real."
In my recent work I’ve been looking at the merging of technology behind various interactive experiences such as first person shooters, walking simulators, architectural visualization and platforms such as Twitch. The idea that game engines grant us access to increasingly detailed simulated worlds that users can occupy and make their own experiences out of. The documentation and dissemination of these simulated experiences has become paramount.
The Love With U track had this interplay between a frenetic and spastic movement and then opening up into calmer and contemplative moments. It felt like a video game pacing in the sense of establishing a rhythm of interaction made up of narrative and action sequences. In direct response to the track, I developed a series of fully playable game environments and documented my movements and interactions within the game. From a whitewashed and corporate overworld to a dark and magical underworld and finally emerging in a luxurious penthouse and attainng some mysterious and final transendence.
I thought about this as a hypothetical speedrun through a modded game engine experience that was a blur of architectural visualization and traditional first person shooter. The speedrun has sort of taken over the role of the trailer, giving you a hyperlapse preview of a videogame but with a decidely personal touch. As with most video game trailers (and films), if you aren’t familiar with the lore of the setting, it’s a blur of backstories and mythologies that are only hinted at. I wanted to capture that feeling and drew from classical sculpture forms, stock transitions, video game archtypes (boss characters, underworlds/overworlds) and familiar architectural scenarios to help drive it home.
Check out the premiere at CREATORS:
"Once I learned how to do sound, it immediately elevated my relationships. It’s like a chef learning knife skills. It’s only going to help. It is a technical talent, but once you know it you can work right through it and focus on the creative."
Vorhees' Dana Wachs speaks with She Shreds magazine about how to find and hone your creative voice:
SUS label head Phil Tortoroli spoke with Pitchfork at the MoMa PS1 / Other Music Label Fair this past Sunday:
Big Willie Style's all in it!
"The Present [is] making music for the rave that's just beyond the gates of heaven: euphoric, inclusive, and if we're lucky, the soundtrack to our future."
Check out The Fader's premiere of "Illusion" from the Break The Dawn EP, out April 7!
Join us tonight as The Present tears down Knockdown Center with special guests Traxman, Bohan Phoenix, and TEKK DJz:
“I want to offer the environment that gives you a chance to have stillness and some quiet, regeneration, and rejuvenation.”
Vorhees speaks with W Magazine about her new record, Black Horse Pike: