Ghostly is pleased to announce the second 2014 release from English techno DJ/producer Mark E, a six-track EP called Avion. The record will follow his Product of Industry album from April when it arrives on November 17 via Spectral Sound, complete with remixes from Laszlo Dancehall (a.k.a. Leon Vynehall and Christian Piers) and White Material’s Alvin Aronson. Ahead of that occasion, Dummy has premiered the EP’s lead single, “Avion Central”, a shimmering and cyclical bit of synth work with a soft-thumping pulse.
Just two months from his Ghostly 15 playlist, Michael Cina has emerged with another selection of fantastic tunes. The 55th installment of Ghostly’s podcast series is an excursion into deep and soulful house sounds, featuring choice cuts from Motor City Drum Ensemble, Leon Vynehall, Matrixxman, Recloose, and Patricia, among others. It’s yet another example of why Cina’s on-point curatorial skills are outmatched only by his inimitable visual work.
After The Ghostly Store secured an original, limited-edition print from Charles Hinman, an Abstract Expressionist who has been a fixture of the Bowery art scene since 1965, we jumped at the opportunity to interview him. The resulting piece, a short video directed by Will Calcutt, takes us into the artist’s studio on the edge of SoHo and the Lower East Side, where he talks about his art and work on lavender triangle.
Ghostly elder statesman Matthew Dear has been busy lately, so we thought a recap might be helpful to keep fans updated. Firstly, his Audion project has just announced a brand-new 12” with Kompakt, which premiered over on XLR8R today. The “Dem Howl” single features Troels Abrahamsen on the original, as well as a remix from label co-founder Michael Mayer.
As you may remember, Ghostly recently launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help The Sight Below replace the innumerable pieces of gear that were stolen from him earlier this year. One of the perks we’re offering donators is a very limited 12” (only 20 left!), featuring remixes of the last song Rafael Anton Irisarri recorded at his Black Knoll Studio in Seattle. And now those curious about the music on that record can hear Norwegian producer Biosphere’s contribution, a darkly invigorating version of “Unfurled”.
The arrival of fall means another edition of CMJ’s massive Music Marathon festival is just around the corner, and you can rest assured that Ghostly has its paws all over the widespread lineup. If you’re in the New York City area, make sure to check out the list of this week’s upcoming events featuring a number of our artists and DJs.
10/22 – Ghostly International DJs @ Ace Hotel
10/23 – Heathered Pearls @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (w/ Saint Pepsi, Nicholas Nicholas, and more)
10/25 – Shigeto, Beacon, and Heathered Pearls @ Glasslands
10/25 – Matthew Dear @ Verboten (w/ Roman Flügel, Daniel Avery)
As we inch closer and closer to the release of Lord RAJA’s debut album, A Constant Moth, its second single premiered this week on Boiler Room. “Throw Them Out (System)” follows the blunted grooves of “Darwin” with a more hyped-up mood, dropping a cosmic footwork/jungle hybrid straight out of another dimension.
Hassan Rahim is a young creative from Los Angeles who has quickly infiltrated the art and design world with his distinctively stark aesthetic. Between his gallery work, collaborations with Jay-Z and DJ/producer Delroy Edwards, clothing designs, and publishing company, Rahim is a fast-rising talent that Ghostly couldn’t help but get involved with.
As such, we tapped the artist to design us a t-shirt (available now) and the flier for our next Ghostly15 event, which will be held Oct. 31 in Berlin’s Panorama Bar. We decided it would also be a great time to ask Rahim about his life and work, and the subsequent interview has just been posted on The Ghostly Store blog.
Following this year’s celebratory events in Detroit, London, and Seattle, Ghostly will host its fourth 15th anniversary party at Panorama Bar in Berlin. This is set to be a night of deep house grooves and jacking techno beats, with label veterans JTC (a.k.a. James T. Cotton) and Osborne joining Fort Romeau and Jeffrey Sfire behind the decks at one of Europe’s finest clubs. We’d be hard pressed to think of a better way to spend Halloween.
While preparing for a cross-country move from Seattle to New York, Rafael Anton Irisarri (a.k.a. The Sight Below) and his wife Rita had their lives turned upside down. Thieves broke into their U-Haul truck and made off with all their belongings, including a ton of music gear. Raf and Rita are now in the process of rebuilding, and Ghostly has organized an Indiegogo campaign to help them out.
We have an extensive list of perks for those who contribute between $15 and $2,000. Download packages, CDs, LPs, curated goodie bags, rare 12”s, limited-edition silkscreened prints, and a one-of-a-kind opportunity to have a song remixed by Joshua Eustis (a.k.a. Telefon Tel Aviv, Sons of Magdalene) are among the available options for donators. So not only will you be helping a talented, hard-working musician, you’ll also score some great gear in the process.