Kris Peterson, former label manager of DFA, has curated a new compilation release with the focus on raising funds to support relief efforts following the tragic Ghost Ship fire in Oakland.
The compilation, titled ‘Lives Through Magic’, will be released as a double cassette and features tracks from Daphni, Patricia, JD Twitch of Optimo, Sage Caswell, Malory and Róisín Murphy (pictured) among others.
Peterson described the vision behind the compilation as being a tribute to the DIY scene, which members of the community are trying to protect.
"This compilation has been birthed due to a tragic event, but I do not want the compilation to be a souvenir of a tragedy. I am instead aiming for a positive document of the beauty that exists in the minds, bodies, and spirits of our small, but global community. Many of the folks contributing have all played in, lived in, and truly loved DIY spaces like Ghost Ship."
Back in December 2016, 36 people lost their lives at The Golden Donna’s 100% Silk party at the Ghost Ship arts space in Oakland, California. Cherushii and Nackt, two 100% Silk affiliated artists were among the deceased and The Nite Owl Diner is releasing a posthumous Nackt EP on January 13.
The proceeds from the ‘Lives Through Magic’ compilation, set for release on January 30, will go directly to The Gray Area Foundation For The Arts and the Trans Assistance Project.
View the tracklist below and listen to the selection via the compilation’s Bandcamp.
01. Peter Gordon - Berlin Tales V
02. D. Tiffany - Groove4u
03. Black Meteoric Star - Universal Love
04. George Michelle - Showin' U How
05. Sage Caswell - Magic Hands
06. Rezi - I Got U
07. Ankle Shards - Back In Start
08. EZB - Mitchel
09. Iona Fortune - Lakmé
10. Bookworms - STE-000
11. Ciarra Black - Series Of
12. Space Brother - The Moon Is Always Full
13. JD Twitch - Guys & Girls Dancing
14. Lara Sarkissian - Geghard (Extended)
15. Daphni & Owen Pallett - Julia
16. Polygrains - R.A.W.
17. Smith Comma John - Baron Aloha Makes His Entrance
18. YACHT - One Life Animal
19. Benny Boeldt - Glamour 83
20. Nine - Planetary
21. Pantha Du Prince - Dream Yourself Awake (Shinedoe Remix) (Cassette Exclusive)
22. Textiles - Fathom
23. Peter Fonda - I Don't Have To Be Upset
24. Station North Sadboi - Fell's Boundary
25. Larry Gus - Yacc
26. Malory - Groan
27. Helado Negro - 808 Machete
28. Jjakub Jjakub - NTFFW
29. Soul Capsule - Lady Science (DEIPHIX Remix)
30. Lockbox - Psoea
31. Gobby - Friendly Commute
32. Twins - Just Breathe
33. WGM - Rings For The Block
34. Róisín Murphy - Narcissus [Cassette Exclusive]
35. Zachery Allan Starkey - Night Flight (Inst.)
36. Patricia - Thoughts 7
37. Alice Cohen - Dawn Electrique
38. Infinity Knives - Corgky's Debt
39. R Gamble - Stemming
40. Russel E. L. Butler - Robledo
41. Mike Simonetti - Release Yr Body To The Best (Sentient Program Remix)
42. Brilliant Face - Innocence Report