Entries tagged with: Tri Angle Records
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Bjork / 23 Wall Street / Lotic / crowd / Forest Swords
Boutique electronic label Tri Angle Records celebrated its fifth anniversary with a party on Wall Street during the ongoing 2015 Red Bull Music Academy NYC residency. A ton of the label's artists were there, including Evian Christ, Forest Swords, Holy Other, The Haxan Cloak, Vessel, Hanz, Boothroyd, Lotic, mssingo and Rabit, and a very special guest showed up... Bjork!
The NY Times says:
The showcase gathered 10 acts, nearly all of them laptop-equipped lone D. J.s, in an apt environment: subterranean and desolate yet high tech. It was the rough concrete basement of 23 Wall Street, the former headquarters of J. P. Morgan. Smoke billowed and strobes flashed around the larger of two stages, and strings of LEDs sent streaks across a low ceiling in a smaller room; both had surround-sound systems. Lucien Smith's nine-minute video with scenes of 1980s New York City, "A Clean Sweep," was showing in the vault. [NY Times]---
It wasn't the first time Bjork teamed up with Tri Angle Records, but of course still very exciting. Her DJ set included her collaborators Death Grips, as well as Kate Bush, Jeremih, Brandy, Total Freedom, Cut Hands, Haxan Cloak, Vessel, Lotic, Rabit and more. Here's what she wrote about it:
i would like to wish tri angle label an incredibly sublime birthday and thank for having been invited to dj at their party . couldnt possibly been more honoured than to play in that company !!! the mix i played was my present to them : merging together some of my fav beats last year with some of my fav vocalists doing some of their best songsYou can listen to it, with the full list of artists she included in the mix, and more pictures from the Tri Angle anniversary show, below...
photo: Holy Other at Bowery Ballroom in 2013 (more by David Andrako)
The 2015 Red Bull Music Academy lineup was just announced, and as is to be expected, there's a ton of very cool events happening this year. One of those is the fifth anniversary party for Tri Angle Records which happens at 23 Wall Street on May 15 and features a large chunk of the label's roster, including The Haxan Cloak, Evian Christ, Holy Other, Vessel, Forest Swords, Boothroyd, mssingo, Lotic, Rabit, Hanz and special guests. Tickets are on sale now.
23 Wall Street is the same place Prince recently played, but he was on the ground floor. The RBMA event will be downstairs in the basement and vault of what was the J.P. Morgan building.
Tri Angle started as a small boutique label, but a few of the artists' profiles have significantly risen in recent years. The Haxan Cloak was one of the producers on the new Bjork album, and Evian Christ was one on Kanye West's Yeezus.
Listen to a few of the artists below...
photo: Merzbow at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
This year includes a night of all African electronic artists at Villain, a GHE20G0TH1K's biggest ever party which will happen at BK Bazaar with a big lineup including New Orleans Bounce 'sissy rapper' Sissy Nobby's first-ever NYC appearance, the premiere of a new Kid Millions (of Oneida) piece with 20 musicians, a conversation with A$AP Rocky, a PC Music showcase with all their artists and SOPHIE at BRIC House, a conversation with George Clinton, the biggest-ever Nothing Changes party at Output with Merzbow and many others, a Tri Angle Records 5th anniversary party on Wall Street with most of the label's roster, the return of Frankie Bones' Storm Rave party, the debut of FKA twigs' new live show with dancers and more, an Arthur Russell tribute with Dev Hynes, Cults,
Phosphorescent (UPDATE: Phosphoresent was initially listed as part of this but is no longer on the lineup), Sam Amidon, Little Scream and more.
Tickets are on sale. The full schedule, with more info, below...
As mentioned, Bjork had to make some chances to her upcoming NYC run. Her April 4 show was cancelled, and in its place she added shows for March 18 (8 PM) and March 22 (3 PM) at Kings Theater. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon. Her other dates are sold out.
Earlier this week, Bjork co-curated Tri Angle Records' Rinse FM show (the label that her new collaborator Haxan Cloak is signed to) with label head Robin Carolan. The broadcast included a new mix from Holy Other, an exclusive remix of Bjork's "NotGet" by Lotic, and an exclusive remix of Rabit's "Straps" by her other new collaborator, Arca. Listen to the full show, with the tracklist, below.
by Andrew Sacher
UK electronic musician Forest Swords (aka Matthew Barnes) first caught ears with his 2010 debut, Dagger Paths, and next week (8/26) he'll release his first album for Tri Angle Records, Engravings. It's an excellent mix of organic and synthetic sounds, and fits in very nicely with Tri Angle's almost flawless discography. You can listen to the whole thing ahead of its release via Pitchfork.
Forest Swords' labelmate, The Haxan Cloak, who released an album of his own earlier this year, is coming to North America, though at the moment the only confirmed date is an all-Tri Angle bill with Evian Christ and Vessel as part of Seattle's Decibel Festival.
Streams of two tracks from Engravings and the album tracklist, below...
by Andrew Sacher
oOoOO at PS1 in August (more by Erez Avissar)
Tri Angle labelmates Balam Acab, oOoOO, and Holy Other are heading out on a European tour together this February. So far they haven't announced any US dates for the tour yet, but Balam Acab and oOoOO do have two California shows together this week.
Before the tour kicks off, oOoOO will play his own show in NYC at Glasslands on January 21 with Sibian & Faun. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Holy Other recently had two of the tracks off of his excellent With U EP remixed by The Haxan Cloak (aka Bobby Krlic) and Andy Stott, both of who put out their own great LPs this year. The Haxan Cloak applied his layers of ambience to "Feel Something" and Andy Stott offered his take on "Know Where" with a remix that more than doubles the track's original length. Both of these remixes are available to stream below.
And lastly, Balam Acab was added to ATP I'll Be Your Mirror UK. He plays on Saturday (5/26), the day that Mogwai headlines and the reunited Codeine also play. He also recently posted his top albums of 2011 which includes Holy Other, Holy Other remixer Andy Stott, St. Vincent (who he loves so much he almost missed his LPR show in Nov.), and others. And in case you missed it, he's been on a roll with remixing female singers lately, like Charli XCX, Lana Del Rey, and Twin Sister, the latter of which plays the sold out BV Holiday Party at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday (12/17).
All dates and song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Balam Acab - "Oh, Why" (MP3)
It might seem easy to write off Balam Acab as just another witch house guy (though that shouldn't even be a genre anyway), but one listen to his excellent debut LP, Wander/Wonder, would prove that doing so would be way off. With 8 tracks that clock in just under 40 minutes, Balam Acab creates Burial-esque bass and clicks and underwater atmospheres, only coming up for a breath of air and a glimpse of sunlight on "Oh, Why," before re-emerging into the album's two swampiest tracks. You can grab "Oh, Why" above and stream two tracks below. The album is also available for purchase as a CD/LP on Amazon and as MP3 on iTunes. The artwork and tracklist are also below.
Balam Acab will be in NYC for a show on November 17 at Le Poisson Rouge. Tickets are on sale now. He doesn't appear to have any other shows scheduled at the moment.
Album art, tracklist, and song streams below...
photos by Erez Avissar
"Ayshay is killing it at warm up right now! oOoOO is on v soon!" - Tri Angle Records
"Wow... @oOoOOsounds is playing a mindblowing, amazing set at @MoMAPS1WarmUp right now!" - Anthony Anomalyy
"@oOoOOsounds @butterclock u guys were the shit at warm up <3" - Balam Acab
Butterclock w/ oOoOO @ PS1
Warm Up continued at MoMA PS1 on Saturday (8/13) with His Name is Alive, Black Dice, Water Borders, Clams Casino, oOoOO, Ayshay and short DJ sets from Brandon Stosuy, Jon Galkin, and Robin Carolan of Tri Angle Records (who is also DJing our Chelsea Wolfe show this Wednesday night).
oOoOO played a live set with Butterclock producing, singing, and hustling. Butterclock has been providing vocals for oOoOO for the whole US tour, which also hit Mercury Lounge two days before PS1 (8/11) with Water Borders. Check out a video of oOoOO and Butterclock doing "Hustlin'" at the Mercury Lounge show below along with more pictures from the PS1 show...
post written with the assistance of Andrew Sacher
Chelsea Wolfe is currently on a tour in support of her upcoming LP Apokalypsis. As mentioned, Chelsea and her band play a non-Way Out West show tonight (8/10) in Gothenburg, Sweden, the same city the festival takes place in this week. It's in just a few hours and, especially since I've been listening to the new record non-stop, I'm super excited that I'll be there (I'm in Sweden).
Tonight's show is being opened by Gothenburg based Glenn and Glenn who will reportedly be playing their first show ever, though the band members are no newbies. Their lineup includes Gabo Camnitzer of Gabo and the Wartels, drummer Markus Gorsch of Love Is All, and a member of The Aislers Set who is probably Wyatt Cusick since his other credits include being a Love Is All producer and being the husband of Love Is All frontwoman Josephine Olausson. Listen to some Glenn and Glenn tracks below.
You can follow Chelsea's tour and check out pics on their tour blog, which is run by Ben Chisolm, a full time member of her live band. When Ben isn't touring with Chelsea, he also operates as a producer/engineer under the moniker White Horse (not to be confused with Whitehorse). Ben's got a number of releases at his bandcamp available for stream and purchase, including a remix of Chelsea Wolfe's "Moses" and a three-volume series (so far at least) of EPs called The Revenant Gospels. The EPs credit all vocals to "those whom are no longer with us" and are tagged as "occult" and "voices of the dead." The most recent release, The Revenant Gospels Volume III, which came out this past May, sees the vocals of the late Freddie Mercury transformed into a dank witchy brew of clicks and bass on "Bohemian Guilt." It puts an entirely different spin on "Mama, just killed a man" than the one you're used to. The whole EP is available for $3.33 on bandcamp and he also offers a mediafire link for the album.
Ben also recently posted a mixtape to the White Horse soundcloud which includes material from Gatekeeper, Death Grips, Nas, White Ring, Ol Dirty Bastard and Tri Angle artists oOoOO and Water Borders, among others. You can stream the whole tape below.
Speaking of Tri Angle (and Chelsea Wolfe), Robin C of Tri Angle will DJ when Chelsea Wolfe makes her NYC debut at the BV-presented 8/17 Saint Vitus show with Cult of Youth and Planning for Burial. Tickets for that show are still available.
oOoOO and Water Borders also play two NYC shows this week as part of a Tri Angle tour. The NYC shows happen, sans Holy Other, on August 11 at Mercury Lounge and August 13 at PS1. Erika Spring (of Au Revoir Simone) is also on the Mercury show, which tickets are still available for. The PS1 show also has Clams Casino, Ayshay, Black Dice, and His Name Is Alive (DJ).
Streams and dates below...
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Ayshay - "WARN-U" (Nguzunguzu Remix) (MP3)
With the upcoming release of her debut EP 'WARN-U', Tri Angle is extremely excited to introduce Ayshay. Born in Senegal, raised in Kuwait and now living in New York City, Fatima Al Qadiri is the producer and vocalist behind Ayshay. Fuelled by her fascination with the sacred songs of Islam 'WARN-U' is a homage and reinterpretation of the sounds that have haunted Al Qadiri since she was a child. Constructed entirely out of her own vocals, which she filtered and layered upon one another 'WARN-U' is Al Qadiri's attempt to reconfigure the concept of 'sacred' music as inspiring divine love and divine fear. Even in her adoption of the name Ayshay, a flippant term which means 'whatever' in Arabic, Fatima Al Qadiri seeks to distance the austere values inherent in worship music from her own interpretation of the latter. [Tri Angle]Vocalist and electronic artist Ayshay (aka Fatima Al Qadiri) is set to release her debut EP WARN-U on September 26 via Tri Angle as CD/LP/MP3. As quoted above, Ayshay continues to embrace the traditional Islamic music that she grew up surrounded by. Using no more than her own voice, she applies the sounds of the sacred material to an ethereal setting with a subtle beat building in the background. The EP features three original tracks, "WARN-U," "Jemsheed," and "Shaytan." You can watch the video for "WARN-U" below.
The fourth and final track is a 12 minute long 'WARN-U' megamix of the entire EP by Nguzunguzu. You can grab the Nguzunguzu remix of "WARN-U" above, but that's only a small portion of the larger mix that will appear on the EP. While Ayshay focuses more on vocal layerings and drums take a back seat, Nguzunguzu treats the track to some menacing snare-heavy beats. Both takes are awesome in their own right. Compare for yourself below.
Last year, Ayshay made an exclusive mix for DIS Magazine called 'Muslim Trance,' which was an original mix sampling sacred Shi'ite and Sunni vocals. You can stream that mix below.
Water Borders also have an album coming out on Tri Angle. The label will release Harbored Mantras on October 10 as CD/LP/MP3. Like Ayshay, Water Borders are into some pretty other-wordly sounds. Stream the album's lead track "What Wiwant," which falls somewhere between dark ambient and tribal music, below.
The PS1 show is also part of oOoOO's tour which hits Mercury Lounge two days earlier (8/11) (tickets). Holy Other was originally scheduled for that tour but recently had to drop off. oOoOO has a new video Check it out below.
Video, streams, full PS1 lineup, and album art/tracklists below...
DOWNLOAD: How To Dress Well - "Ready for the World" (XXXY Re-Edit) (MP3)
by Andrew Sacher
Since adopting the moniker XXXY in 2009, UK producer Rupert Taylor has dropped quite a few singles on various labels. Earlier this year, he put out a 10" single for "You Always Start It" b/w "Ordinary Things" on the Ten Thousand Yen label. 350 copies were pressed and are now all sold out but you can stream the tracks on his bandcamp and below.
XXXY is back with his second single of the year, "You Gotta Do You" b/w "Open Your Eyes," which he released today (7/8) on Orca Recordings. On the new tracks XXXY goes for a slightly wonkier, bass-heavy sound, as opposed to his more chilled out offerings from earlier this year. Listen to soundcloud streams of the tracks below and pick up the 12" at Boomkat.
In addition to his singles, he's also done remixes for notable artists including Radiohead and How To Dress Well.
StompMag: The first track of yours I heard was a remix of Videotapes by Radiohead. Are you a big fan?Grab the How To Dress Well remix above and check out the Radiohead remix (titled "Straight to Video") below.
XXXY: Yeah, I'm a really big Radiohead fan. I haven't had the chance to get to the new album as much as I'd like to but I love everything they've done and I've been to see them a bunch of times. The remix of Videotapes just kind of came into my head and it was around the right tempo for me to work with. Normally when I'm doing remixes people approach me with an idea and if it's something I want to do and if I like the music, I'll do it. With the remix of Ready For The World, Tri Angle approached me and asked would I like to do something for How To Dress Well. And I said "definitely" because I love the album. And I think it turned out pretty good.
StompMag: Do you listen to a lot of music from the Tri Angle label?
XXXY: Yeah, I really like the stuff they're putting out. I really like OOoOO and How To Dress Well- they've got a lot of strange interesting sounds coming out. It's something different and really high quality.
XXXY has some upcoming international dates in late July and early August. Those dates include two US shows which both take place late this month in NYC. He headlines Tammany Hall on July 29 with Laurel Halo, Shlomo, Braille, and Contakt. Tickets are on sale now. The next day (7/30) he plays PS1's 'Warm Up' with Tri Angle's Holy Other and Das Racist (DJ).
All tour dates, a video for the 2010 single "Rain", streams and stuff below...
by Andrew Sacher
Tri Angle labelmates Holy Other and oOoOO recently played the Tri Angle showcase at Sonar 2011 in Spain with How To Dress Well (whose LP Love Remains was reissued on the label earlier this year). You can watch some videos from the fest below.
Holy Other and oOoOO will play together again on tour this summer with Tri Angle DJs spinning between sets. The NYC show is on August 11 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are on sale. All dates are listed below.
Both of them also play PS1 Warm Up events, but not together. Holy Other plays what will be his first US show at PS1 on July 30. Das Racist and XXXY also DJ that day. oOoOO plays with other Tri Angle labelmates: Clams Casino, Ayshay and Water Borders, on August 13.
Holy Other released the With U EP earlier this month. Like many of his fellow Tri Angle producers, Holy Other creates floating reverbial soundscapes with bass-heavy beats. Check out the track "Touch" above which loops a trancelike vocal sample directly into your brain. Matthewdavid, who plays a Warm Up event even sooner, remixed the track. Grab that above too.
The full PS1 lineup for this Saturday, July 9th is:
Four Tet / Domino / London, UKYou can also try and catch SBTRKT later that night. Don't bother trying to see Four Tet at Marcy Hotel though.
Falty DL / Planet Mu / New York, NY
SBTRKT / Young Turks / London, UK
Bronze / RVNG Intl / San Francisco, CA
Matthewdavid / Brainfeeder / Los Angeles, CA
TURRBOTAX® DJs / New York, NY
Videos of the Tri Angle showcase at Sonar, 'With U' artwork and tracklist, and tour dates below...
crowd @ Warm Up 2010 (more by Zach Dilgard)
The full schedule for MoMa's 20l1 'Warm Up' season at PS1 has since been announced. The dance parties happen at the Long Island City location every Saturday from July 2 through September 3 from 2 PM to 9 PM. Admission is $15 and includes access to all exhibitions and 'Warm Up.' Check out the full lineup below.
Other days feature Delicate Steve, Odd Future DJ Syd tha Kyd, Black Dice, Juan Maclean, Blood Orange, Solange, Grimes, Tanlines, Sun Araw and many other DJs, producers and and bands. Das Racist, Simian Mobile Disco, Ford & Lopatin, Gang Gang Dance and a few other groups are performing DJ sets.
More info and the full schedule below...