Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)
has announced it will release a new single from Dave Wesley
, a veteran experimental dub techno and ambient producer and DJ from Minneapolis, who is now based in Porto, Portugal.
Called “Laranja Swadhisthana 67_5 - EPv1”
, this new single is comprised of two tracks, transmitted to us from a beautiful but “lonely ceremony place”. The spectacular single is, in his words, “constructed with the principles of sacred geometry and tuning… using parts of the north and the south… and with the fury.”
Dave Wesley’s music style integrates chill, dub techno, experimental, and ambient genres. His music revolves in the same realm as Michael Brook, Brian Eno, Passion-era Peter Gabriel, Deepchord (a.k.a. Rod Modell)
, output from Echospace Recordings
and Basic Channel.
It is also shares similar vibes as the work of Philip Glass
, for whom Wesley even remixed 'Why Are We Here?' for the Philip Glass album 'Glass: Glasscuts', released on his own label Orange Mountain Music, in addition to DJing at the NYC release party for this album.
Known for his adventurous DJ sets, Dave performs regularly in Portugal and Europe. He produces under several different names: Dave Wesley
(ambient dub techno), Existente
(dark cinematic techno), and The Mayhem Lecture Series
(experimental and field recordings). He’s also teamed up with Casey Borchert under the moniker The Push
. As an active DJ and performer, he mixes eclectic deep sets and also performs live space ambient guitar with TV Crush
, an experimental and an improvisational chill music ensemble.
Using production techniques based on the principles of sacred geometry, Dave’s music is captivating, seamlessly exploring evolving soundscapes, iteration and meditation, and seducing the imagination forward into transcendental realms.
"This EP was born out of the sweltering summer heat of inland Portugal and a recent trip to Lisbon, where African tribal rhythmic influence is strong in the air and in the airwaves. I strive to create music that has multiple utility (i.e. for grooving, dancefloor, background ambiance, active listening, etc),” explains Dave Wesley
. “I'm greatly influenced by minimalism and iterative process oriented art - and strive to create pieces that, on the surface, are repetitive, while deeper listening reveals a subtly evolving cinematic scene. I'm also obsessed with the contradistinction of contemporary clean digital sonics within beds and layers of lo-fi aural contexts and field recordings, which I think is apparent in this release.”
Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda)
is the sister label to Sursumcorda Recordings
. The latter is also a magazine. Sursumcorda is focused on finding and curating cool and interesting music and culture across genres through frequent posts in their online magazine, periodic vinyl compilations and other releases. Arctic Dub (Sursumcorda) releases deep, dark, lo-fi, ambient, cinematic, meditative and experimental music that germinates from dub techno origins. It also puts out monthly releases, and is becoming known for live streaming events. It has just launched a series of live stream events, called ‘Arctic Dub Continuum Live’
2. Laranja Swadhisthana 67_5 Ceremony v1