Wednesday, June 22, 2016
DECKast #62 x Moiety
L.A. has a lot of interesting people doing interesting things whether it's trying to pursue their dreams as an artist, musician, yogi, or even being a bartender. There are many options to be able to express yourself and pursue your passions without having to take an obvious route thanks to today's online resources. Jesse Sappell aka Moiety is one L.A. resident who is pursuing his passion through the recent launch of his own record label, Motion Ward. His curation thus far for the imprint has been flawless, shedding light upon two rising L.A. artists, Brown Irvin and Social Service, who explore a similar hazy lo-fi electronic sound.
Moiety is not only a curator for the label but also DJs and produces music of his own music which we will hopefully hear soon on the imprint. We flagged Jesse down to make a mix for this issue in the DECKast series. Strikingly different from most DECKasts, Moiety dusts off his classic ambient records and compiles hypnotzing tracks from Cocteau Twins, Gas, Alessandro Cortini, and more. Its a beautiful mix exploring otherworldly tonalities and textures, steeping the listener into a transcendental state of mind combating self-reflection in a cosmic space. Read what he had to say and listen to it below...
"Wanted to make a mix that people could do things like fall asleep or read to. Music that acts like a mood in the room that you can pay attention to or let linger in the background."
Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd - Memory Gongs
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Part 2
Long John Nebel: The Flying Saucer Story
Ewan Jansen - Ethernet
Gas - Koenigsforst 6
Aleks - Dusk
Dimitris Petsetakis - Liquid
Beautyon - To Swil Ping
Stephan Mathieu, Taylor Deupree - Largo
Alessandro Cortini - Dell' Influenza
Mark Pritchard - EMS
Biosphere - Hyperborea
Raymond Scott - Space Mystery (Montage)
Klara Lewis - Shine
AshtreJinkins - Snowscope
Raymond Scott - Bendix 2: 'The Tomorrow People'
Also :: If you are in the Los Angeles area this Friday June 24th, Motion Ward will be having it's first label night in celebration of Social Service's new release, SS1. He will be joined by fellow label mate, Brown Irvin doing an ambient set, and also L.A. selectors Force Placement (The Black Lodge) and Tim Jones (Time No Place) going back to back with Moiety. RSVP for location here!
Previously :: Social Service - SS1