We are delighted to announce a new release on Alien Jams, by YAWS called NEW.
The next Alien Jams release is “NEW” brought to us by Australian artist YAWS. Recorded earlier this year in his hometown, this 12″ marks a new headspace for this London based producer, coinciding with a long and painful visa renewal process that kept him out of the UK for most of this year. YAWS brings forth a EP of six all killer no filler jam outs. Constructed during a period of transience and reflection, YAWS stripped back his usual setup to skeletal form, while placing an emphasis on process, experimentation and put simply, fun. While keeping a familiar thread of tongue in cheek throughout his work, “NEW” remains both raw and honest.
“characterised by gritty overdriven drum patterns and sporadic acidic squelches. It’s harsh, tactile, and direct, best epitomised in ‘Glower’s bulky washed-out bass hits. As explorative as it is playful, New draws on tropes of electro, electroclash, dancehall and ghettotech. Despite holding no specific tempo, each track shares a similar sense of hurtling momentum.” -If-Only
Thanks to everyone who came down to Part 1 of our birthday celebrations and made it such a special event, and to all the amazing artists who played!
Tickets for Part 2 are now on sale here! w/ sets from FOQL and Copy Corpo, Brood Ma, rkss, NOCHEXXX and Gary the Tall https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/7-years-of-alien-jams-two/
Photo Credit- Jonathan Crabb
Artists- xname, Rosen, acolytes + alobhe, SHAKEY (Wilted Woman/ Silvia Kastel)
We will be celebrating 7 Years since the Alien Jams radio show started on NTS with two dates this summer at Cafe Oto, and we are delighted to be bringing some of our favourite artists/ collaborators to perform live and dj sets.
Our first event will be on July 20th with SHAKEY (Silvia Kastel and Wilted Woman), acolytes x alobhe, Rosen, xname and dj tesco. Our second event will be on August 24th with FOQL and Copy Corpo, Brood Ma, NOCHEXXX, rkss and Gary the Tall.
Tickets July 20th- Here
Tickets Aug 24th- Here
It was a pleasure to record a mix for the excellent Upperberry mix series! Includes music from Zuli, 214, Borusiade, Nkisi, J. Albert, Crash Course in Science and more!
Extending from the abstract and varied sound worlds exposed in the Alien Jams radio show and guest mixes, Nervous System responds to evoked feelings of unease and anxiety, anatomical complexities, signalling networks and political uncertainty,
Nervous System is the first compilation to be released on Alien jams and brings together tracks by Rosen, Xname, acolytes & alohbe, FOQL, rkss, Ondness and Recsund.
Mastering by Rupert Clervaux, Artwork by Clifford Sage
releases April 27, 2018