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.
Folky UK beatmaker Bibio has delivered a breezy and warbling remix of “Spectre”, the latest single to arrive from Tycho’s Awake LP. Bibio’s poignantly lo-fi version of the sweeping song premiered today over on Stereogum, and can be streamed in full here.
Gold Panada has been quiet on the release front in 2014, but he recently dusted off his MPC to deliver a brand-new track. Full of crackling vinyl samples and smoothed-out horns, “Clarke’s Dream” is a classic house tune perfect for summertime cookouts and dance parties.
Ghostly has tapped East Coast artist Brandon Locher for our brand-new series of desktop wallpapers. “I became very meditative while making these pieces,” he told us of the process behind his detailed illustrations. “I would draw for 10 hours straight, creating freely without having any strange or unproductive thoughts.”
One of the most recent additions to Spectral Sound’s roster, Australian DJ/producer Light Year has delivered the latest GhostlyCast, a lively and eclectic mix of era-spanning dancefloor sounds.
At the end of August, Ghostly will feature a showcase of artists for one night during The Hydra’s 2014 Launch Weekend in London. Matthew Dear is set to deliver one of his renowned DJ sets, along with Mark E and Fort Romeau, while a live performance from Com Truise will fill out the rest of the bill.
Continuing our 15th anniversary celebrations, the Ghostly showcase goes down on August 23 at Studio Spaces E1 in Limehouse, East London.
Ghostly has partnered with Playstation and London game studio Honeyslug to provide the music for its exploratory new game, Hohokum. Mirroring the game’s colorful and detailed landscape, a wide selection of Ghostly artists—including Tycho, Shigeto, Matthew Dear, and Com Truise—contributed their productions to the eclectic soundtrack.