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.
With the announcement of his first EP for Spectral Sound, Side Piece, Brooklyn-based producer Patricia has offered the scuffed and rubbery techno of its lead track as a full stream. The premiere arrived today, courtesy of FACT, ahead of Patricia’s record dropping on August 25.
Premiering over on Stereogum, Lusine has shared Christophe Thockler’s hyperreal video for “Arterial”, the shapeshifting and beat-driven title track from his next Ghostly EP (available August 5). What’s perhaps most interesting about this piece is Thockler’s insistence on not using any digital effects to achieve his uncanny visuals, and that process seems to perfectly mirror the analog tones, crunchy rhythms, and handmade sounds in Lusine’s music.