A multi-genre program featuring eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJs, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Check out the archives of previous exclusive mixes here, and check out the upcoming schedule below:
Under the alias Lushlife, Philadelphia-based musician Raj Haldar has written and produced some of the most critically-acclaimed indie hip-hop albums of the last decade. Debuting in 2005 with the album Order of Operations, he's gone on to release a handful of solo albums and he frequently embraces a strong collaborative spirit, working with artists such as Shabazz Palaces, Ariel Pink, Killer Mike, Styles P, Das Racist, RJD2, Freeway, Marissa Nadler, and many more. With more than a decade of classical piano and jazz percussion training, as well as a strong composition and orchestration background, Raj creates from a far-reaching musical palette. This was on display most recently in his latest project The Skull Eclipses, an experimental hip-hop collaboration with Austin-based musician Botany that just released their self-titled debut last month on Western Vinyl Records. In addition to his studio creations, Lushlife also serves as the current in-house DJ for the Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles.
Quiet Friend is a New York-based project spearheaded by Nick Zanca (formerly known as Mister Lies) alongside guitarist-synthesist Steven Rogers. The outfit just released their self-titled debut album on Elestial Sound, introducing listeners to their evocative hi-fi synth-pop sound that's influenced by the progressive pop approaches of 1980s artists Prefab Sprout, The Blue Nile, and Arthur Russell. Consummate studio explorers with encyclopedic music knowledge and deep record collections, Quiet Friend bring a refreshing retro/futuristic sound to the 2018 pop landscape through their richly-textured productions, dynamic arrangements, and sharp songwriting skills that lyrically tackle issues such as social anxiety, queer identity, and the often painful experience of seeking out intimacy in crowded cities.
JusMoni is the alias of Seattle-based singer-songwriter Moni Tep. Since emerging on the music scene in 2010, she's released three self-produced solo albums while working closely with some of the best talents in the local R&B and hip-hop music scenes, including Stas THEE Boss, Porter Ray, Tay Sean, and WD4D. With strong roots in the Black church as well as in the traditional music and practices of her motherland Cambodia, her music constantly explores the boundaries of R&B and soul music with songs that touch upon themes of motherhood, spiritual transformation, the blood’s memory, and family tradition.
Korean-American artist Fugal -- aka Ted Shin -- was born in Chicago, grew up in Seoul and Seattle, and has been living in Berlin since 2016. A cutting-edge producer and deep-digging DJ, he holds a residency in the Seattle-based collective secondnature, focusing on diverse underground talent and insurgent DIY techno parties in industrial spaces in Seattle and in the nature of the Pacific Northwest. His 2016 debut EP Oil Panes was the inaugural release for secondnature's fledgling label, and his brand new EP Parallels was also released on secondnature this past February. Well-known for his legendary after-hours sets at local underground parties, Fugal has also had recent notable international DJ gigs at Tresor in Berlin, Arena Berlin, and Ankali in Prague.