Oakland's experimental electronic movement is gaining national attention, helped hugely by West in Dust founders Dave Reep (Elephant & Castle) and Glenn Jackson (James & Evander). Get a feel for the label's futuristic underground sounds on its new compilation, available for free download or stream below, featuring both local and international artists. In the coming month, expect an EP of new material from Placeholder and a debut from Medla.
Catch key members of this growing scene Yalls, Glenn Jackson and Some Ember at a free show tonight in Oakland at Era Art Bar Lounge.
Track list below with local artists in bold:
01 Ra Cailum “わかりません"
02 Hugo Frederick “Limber”
03 Placeholder “Pot Pan”
04 Gardland “Jaws”
05 Benefits “Souse”
06 Xavier León “Who Did I Break”
07 Medla “Ruhl”
08 Rekchampa and Morning High “Thoughts About the Inbox”
09 Different Sleep “Deep Inside Us”
10 Yalls “Outerbanks”
11 Rave Deep “Step Right”
12 Glenn Jackson “Fell”
13 Colo “You’re Mine”
14 Elephant & Castle and shortcircles “All I Can Say"
This Emerging Artist is based in Washington, check out other talented locals we picked for our Artist of the Month poll below!