Friday, August 28, 2015

Cherushii - Memory of Water



San Francisco based Chelsea Faith aka Cherushii is no stranger to the 100% Silk pool nor the off-kilter electronic scene. Working as a live PA, producer, and remixer for 10 years the retro-future hardware musician releases her second body of work on 100% Silk this year. Following her 12", Far Away So Close, and a slew of free EPs on her bandcamp - Cherushii dropped a 8-track cassette called, Memory of Water, earlier this month.

Delving deeper into her electronic compositions, Chelsea tells a story through her super-synth soundscapes experimenting different heady engagements that are not all so dance-ready. The intricacy of each track expounds to something more than just a dancefloor cut - the lightspeed BPM like in Program 1's 'Ultraviolet Nights', take you on a journey through lush whirling acidic syncopations and super-sonic opera arpeggios.



Track's like, 'Thin Line' on the other hand featuring fellow label mate Maria Minerva follow a more regimented disco dive, sifting through dreamy drums and bobbing basslines supporting Maria's hypnotic vocals and memorable lyric content,“trembling on a tightrope caught between sweet seduction and mass destruction.” Its a real nice one. So is this whole tape. Buy it now on FLAC/MP3/MC via MidHeaven.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

heavy rotation :: Sage Caswell - Sleep Quarters EP



L.A.'s Sage Caswell is set to release his new EP, Sleep Quarters, on Spring Theory Records next week, August 21st. The release will be on 12" and digital with four original cuts crafted from the moody groovy Sage. The A side includes, 'Sleep Quarters' and 'Paper USB', two tracks that take the record into an air coasting flight that sifts through elevations gauging dream like rhythms and deep melodic intricacies. Really airy and upbeat, you can't help but to feel and move in every way.

This transitions into the B side which showcases Sage's ambient making abilities on 'Shiny Dog' and 'For Runner'. 'Shiny Dog' rises and falls with its sweeping synth waves, subtle drum patterns, and clave echoes serving as a serene relaxation piece. 'For Runner' fills the speakers with space and regurgitates its transit like emotions in a very eerie fantasy ballad. All in all its safe to say this might be Sage's most daring and impressive work up to date. Purchase the EP on bandcamp and stream whole EP below...



Also :: Peep the interesting music video for 'For Runner' directed by Johnny Woods...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Aaron J on That's Deck radio show



In case you missed it, Sure Thing curator Aaron J mixed in on the radio show this past Monday in light of his show tonight in SF at F8 featuring Galcher Lustwerk and Nautiluss. The good friend crafted up a solid all vinyl mix filled with feel-good and movable bangers. Amazing track selector through and through; he's truly definitely a force to be reckoned with. Catch Aaron's guest mix below and the full 2 hr radio show via mixcloud...


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Previously :: Galcher Lustwerk & Nautiluss in the West Coast

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

first listen :: Earthly - Dr. Mix



Ex-university mates, Edaan Brook and Brint Hansen of North Carolina makeup the music experiment going by way of, Earthly. The duo have been at it making music for sometime now but are finally set for their debut release on Birmingham, Alabama imprint Noumenal Loom. The new album Days, is due July 24th on limited edition 12" and digital download; you can pre-order order it today via Bandcamp.

Their sound channels an old school Animal Collective vibe that holds glimmers of sedative pop ambiance very reminiscent of James Ferraro and Max Tundra. Although the duo has a different approach in aesthetic, Earthly binds together a level eccentricity and feel-goodness that makes their sounds an enjoyable and unique listening experience. From intricately abstract sound collages to esoteric beat sample fragmentations, the new album pushes the envelope and challenges listeners to be curious of the duo's incredibly ethereal machine-driven compositions.

With their album dropping next week, the good dudes of Earthly decided to give us a first listen into a stellar mix they recently made. Containing several unreleased originals and a few uplifting classics the 'Dr. Mix' clocks in at a little over an hour. If you have the time, take a deep breath and a deep listen...



Tracklist ::
Earthly - ???
Earthly - RGB (Dub)
Social Material - Class (Mule Edit)
Earthly - ???
Ennio Morricone - Ricordo del Padre
Earthly - ???
Secret Boyfriend - About to Burst (Demo)
Earthly - King Dubby Digital
Carl Craig - Televised Green Smoke
Earthly - Hot Damn (Ruby Edit)
Earthly - Walk the Dog (Mook Edit)
Fischerle - Itch
Azymuth - What Price Samba
Earthly - RGB (Eric Copeland's Remix)
Dwight Sykes - That's The Way Love Is
Earthly - ???
Basic Channel - Radiance III
Bonglestar - Ever Perfect
Alan Shearer - Only For One Girl

Also :: Stream three cuts off Days, and a remix from Black Dice's Eric Copeland which is featured on the bonus remix album that comes with the digital download...



Video :: New music video released today for 'Ice Cream' animated by Andrew Coleman. Check out this colorful trippy cartoon dream...

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Galcher Lustwerk & Nautiluss in the West Coast





Two producers that are making waves around the globe with their enchanting house/techno compositions are set to play in California b2b in San Francisco and Los Angeles this week. Canada based Hemlock/3024 good guy Nautiluss will be playing alongside New York White Material/Lustwerk newcomer, Galcher Lustwerk for a special two day affair. Both are like-minded in their musical craftsmanship and will get to share the same stage thanks to SF's Sure Thing and LA's Fine Time.



On Friday, July 17th catch both of them kicking it off at F8 in San Francisco with SF locals, Tyrel Williams & Nackt  and Sure Thing resident Aaron J. Find out more information and purchase tickets on Resident Advisor. That’s Deck will be giving away a pair of tickets and will have a special guest session from Aaron J on Monday night's show via EMS Radio. Tune in for a chance to win.



Saturday, July 18th Galcher Lustwerk and Nautiluss will head down south to Los Angeles to play Fine Time's Club Time at a TBA location where they will pick up where they left off the night prior but this time with Galcher's fellow White Material label mate Alvin Aronson. Fine Time resident Tahl K and Acid Camp curator Aaron Davis will be going b2b warming up the dancefloor for the evening. RSVP for location and get pre-sale tickets on Restless Nites. You can also try to win tickets for this gig on EMS Radio 7/13 at 9PM.



Tune in :: Monday 7-13-15 That’s Deck on EMS Radio 9PM – 11PM PST

Call to win tickets (RSVP - Sure Thing & Fine Time) :: Phone lines @ 9PM  //  213-500-5077


Friday, July 10, 2015

Lady Blacktronika - 'Empty Without U'



Originally from San Jose, California - The Lady Blacktronika has been around making house music since the early 2000s. She now resides in Berlin as a producer and DJ carrying a title as one of the most talented yet underrated ladies in deep-house as she consistently puts out great material. Ms Lady Blacktronika's most recent, 'Empty Without U', will keep you pondering and wandering in the most grooviest and reflecting way. This one has so many feels...

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

stream :: Synkro - 'Changes'



Manchester based producer Synkro is finally getting ready to drop his debut album, Changes, on Apollo Records later this year. Staying true to his unique dub ambient sound; the title track, 'Changes', paints an emotive auditory experience that sets the tone and excitement for his upcoming album out 9/19. Pre-order from bandcamp today...

download :: Daphni - 'Vikram'



Free download from Daphni aka Dan Snaith of Caribou entitled, 'Vikram'. Listen to the eastern Indian sampled bass arpeggio in it's rhythmic glory below...

Sunday, June 28, 2015

stream :: Rudolf C - None of Y'all



Prague based net label Neo Violence recently got in touch with us regarding their newest release from Melbourne analog technician, Rudolf C. His new EP, None Of Y'all,, contains four new originals and two slick remixes of the title track from Endless Illusion label head Layup and Santiago/Chile producer Daniel Klauser. The EP explores spacey analog melodies with a lo-fi flare that masks its acid, house, and techno formative time patterns. Following a very much laid-back consistency - the tracks speak great for lounging, thinking, or deep grooving. Really loving this whole release all in all, keep an eye out for more on Neo Violence. Stream and purchase, None of Y'all below via bandcamp...

Friday, June 26, 2015

preview :: Mahal - Ongaku



Listen to a preview of Mahal's forthcoming record on Rough House Rosie entitled, Ongaku, due out September 6th. Get informed when its ready for order via Juno. This is going to be a great one...


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Previously :: DECKast #59 x Mahal

Monday, June 22, 2015

Jo Jo Armani on That's Deck radio show



In case you missed it, Moony Habits resident and co-curator Jo Jo Armani aka Alex Ho mixed in for the second hour on last week's radio show via EMS Radio. Check out his soul soothing mix made in prep for last week's awesome Moony Habits party with Andrés and Mark De Clive-Lowe CHURCH at 333 Live.



Tracklist ::
stevie wonder - as is
Marvin gaye - I want you (vocal)
Donald Byrd - spaces and places LP
James D. Hall - I wanna get into you
Theo Parrish - I can’t Take it
???
Andrés - Jazz Dance
Dego & Kaidi (Sound Signature)
Amp Fiddler - I believe in you (Bugz in the attic remix)
Harvey Sutherland - edges ep
Local Artist - Ozone (Rhythm Section International)
Nenad Markovic - Kayto EP
Stephen Encinas - Lypso Illusion
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Previously :: event :: MOONY HABITS w/ Andrés & Mark de Clive-Lowe CHURCH

Sunday, June 21, 2015

download :: Avalon Emerson's Cybernedits Vol.3



After a long hiatus, Avalon Emerson has crafted up a brand new volume of signature Cybernedits with some help from Bil Todd aka AnA. Revisiting 70s-80s disco classics from Ann Joy and Sylvester; resurrecting an italo-disco banger from Tom Cat and reviving the incredible original from Bjork's former Icelandic alt-rock group, The Sugarcubes - Emerson and AnA really hit the nail on the head with these ones. From AnA's ineffable tomb remote edit to Avalon Emerson's Paranoid Manipulation - the four edits throughout the volume are pleasurable listens through and through. Grab them for free download in AIFF or MP3 format and listen to all snippets over here...

The Sugarcubes - A Leash Called Love (Avalon Emerson's Paranoid Manipulation)

Ann Joy - You Make Me Feel Good ( ANA's Ineffable Tomb Remote Edit)

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Previously :: Cybernetic Edit Subscription Service

Friday, June 19, 2015

download :: Force Placement - Pay No Mind



Fellow That's Deck contributor Force Placement aka Jason James has been hard at work secretly producing music for time now. This past week the awesome folks over at L.A. 909 put out the homie's debut EP entitled, Pay No Mind. The release embodies Jason's humble and laid-back nature as he composes low-slung garage and bass licked house beats with a minimal aesthetic that truly speaks volumes throughout all four tracks. Grab it for free download and listen to its entirety below via bandcamp...



Catch Force Placement on RWD.FM every Tuesday from 11PM-1AM PST. Here's his latest...

Sunday, June 14, 2015

event :: MOONY HABITS w/ Andrés & Mark de Clive-Lowe CHURCH



Detroit favorite, DJ Dez Andrés will be gracing the next Moony Habits gathering this coming Friday the 19th at 333 Live in Downtown Los Angeles. The Mahogani Music member and La Vida label boss will be joined alongside L.A. jazz electronic musician and Mashibeats founder Mark de Clive-Lowe and his full band CHURCH. The authentic evening will showcase sounds from all spectrums of rhythm, melody, and BPM guaranteed to jump-start your Friday night boogie. Resident Jo Jo Armani and Hesperian Sound Division member Leja Hazer will be warming up the dancefloor when doors open at 10PM. For tickets and more info, head to Resident Advisor.



Moony Habits co-curator Jo Jo Armani aka Alex Ho will be a guest on the upcoming radio show Monday, June 15th via EMS Radio. Be sure to catch him between 9PM-11PM PST to get further informed about Friday's rendezvous and a taste of what kind vibes will be had. In the meantime here are some awesome mixes from Andrés and MdCL...



Friday, June 5, 2015

DECKast #59 x Mahal



I was first introduced to Mahal's extraordinary sound late last year when Cologne, Germany imprint Rough House Rosie dedicated a 12" compilation to it's Japan listeners. Highlighting four different Japanese producers, Mahal's, 'Daydream Maze' immediately became a favorite of mine. Hear the track off the Jûjiro EP if you haven't already. Shortly after this record came out I became an avid listener on Mahal aka Tetsuharu Shimohira's soundcloud page where he has several killer demos and unreleased cuts for stream. Listen below.



I contacted the good man to inquire further about his music and if he might be interested in contributing to our DECKast series, and in fact the Japanese producer was up for the challenge and went above and beyond what we had asked for. As Mahal's sound leads a very deep cerebral approach it very much translates in the all vinyl two part mix he has made for us; filled with many of his foundational inspirations and tracks he's currently been into.



Part 1 of the DECKast channels a more authentic soulful house vibration, where Mahal mixes tracks from legends like Kerri Chandler, Groove Box, Marshall Jefferson, and Mood II Swing to name a few. From there the ace vinyl selector transitions into part 2 which follows a cosmic techno upheaval mixing classic ones from DJ QU, Lil Louis, Radio Slave, and Fred P. Listen and download to the two hour body-jacking trip in all of it's glory via soundcloud...



Here's a two part all vinyl mix of tracks that I like.

Tracklist ::
PART 1
01 THE MORE YOU WANT (LONG GUITERMIX) / GROOVE BOX
02 DEEPERMOMENTS / AAKMAEL
03 GALLERY DUB / USG
04 OPEN OUR EYES / MARSHALL JEFFERSON
05 ACIDIC UNIFORMITY / WOO YORK
06 MOMENTS / NICURI
07 INFINITION / QUADRANT
08 SPACEPERIODE / TIM DORNBUSCH
09 9TH POINT (HIVER REMIX) / DONA
10 GET UP / KERRI CHANDLER
11 DO IT YOUR WAY / MOOD II SWING
12 444 / KRIS WADWORTH
13 POISON DART / 2 AM/FM
14 RENDEZVOUS (LESSE ROSE 'PLAY LATE' REMIX) / EKKOHAUS
15 SOTARIN / XDB

PART 2
01 LOST/ TAZZ
02 SOMA / DJ QU
03 AWADE / INSTANT HOUSE
04 THE CONVERSATION / LIL LOUIS
05 HEAVEN / FUCKTHEGOVERNMENT
06 REPEAT MYSELF / RADIO SLAVE
07 CONAC TPOINT / WOO YORK
08 AL GO RHYTHMS / KIRLIAN
09 SPAELLT / EXOS
10 NO YOU CAN'T HAVE IT / KIRLIAN
11 FOR SET 2 / FUMIYA TANAKA
12 ASTROMETRIC PRECISION / SAMULI KEMPPI
13 MOMENTS / NICURI
14 SPACEPERIODE / TIM DORNBUSCH
15 IT IS WHAT IT IS / FRED P
16 FROM HEART2YU / BROTHER ATEN