Decibel, one our favorite electronic music festivals, will play host to a Ghostly International showcase this year, featuring live sets from Tycho, who will be playing his debut in Seattle, Deru, Lusine and The Sight Below, who will also be playing his Seattle debut. It will all be held at The Baltic Room on September 27th- see our RCRD LBL post for more details and free downloads.
Current_TV just posted a solid video profile of Ghostly International, in which artists Kate Simko, Todd Osborn, and Scott Hanson (aka Tycho) as well as label-head/founder Sam Valenti discuss their thoughts on art, technology, and Ghostly’s unique integration of the two.
A few of Spectral’s heavy hitters are heading East this weekend, taking over Tokyo’s UNIT club for a label party on Saturday, July 26th. Sweden’s Par Grindvik performs a live PA, while Bunker NYC resident Derek Plaslaiko and Detroit’s Ryan Elliot spin deep house and techno till the early morning hours.
Spectral artists have a slew of great gigs at some of our favorite venues in New York this summer. James T. Cotton comes back to the Bunker Friday, July 18th. Osborne plays with Depeche Mode writer/founder Martin Gore on July 24th at the beautiful Hiro Ballroom. Kate Simko takes a Spectral Residency victory lap at The Annex Matthew Dear breaks in new venue, Santo’s Party House on August 14th. To close out the summer, Matthew Dear and Ryan Elliott tag team at the venerable PS1 Warm Up outdoor events. See our Facebook page for more info.
Kate Simko, whose Spectral Sound “Death Is Nothing To Fear” residency tour is in full swing (dates here), took some time out to discuss her musical upbringing, work process and life in general in this great mini-documentary. And check out this exclusive, unreleased free download from Kate, “Dublake”.
Osborne, along with Alex Moulton and Hercules & Love Affair are put under the microscope as URB magazine goes in depth and examines the history of disco, its various influences and strains throughout the world of music, and the new voices putting their unique spin on it. Article here.