Masha, Jeniluv & Heidi Lawden launch the new imprint Dusk Recordings.
Building on their alignment as the DJ collective Surround, who host and DJ some of Los Angeles’ finest warehouse parties, the trio established Dusk Camp, a three-day music and art camp-out/festival in California’s desert lowlands. Born from their ethos to champion their local scene’s emerging talent, Dusk Camp merges their community's artists with invited guests.
The new label is inspired by the same principles as the events; freedom represented by the vast California landscapes where camp-out festivals are held, and independence represented by the renegade DIY warehouse parties in LA. The intersection of empowerment and expression, of light and shadow, of sun and moon—these dualities are the essence of Dusk, a thriving platform for radical inclusivity balanced by the chill vibe inherent to California.
The inaugural compilation, Dusk Volume One, is a love letter from California. Nocturnal household names among the unsung soldiers of the West Coast underground scene—Woolfy VS Projections, John Tejada, C.Love and Dave Aju to name a few—have contributed exclusive and previously unreleased tracks to the cohesive 14 track release, best enjoyed from start to finish. This narrative journey of tracks paints an image of vessels cruising throughout cosmos to dock at deep house islands, a contrast of vivid and subdued sonic textures that interplay like the marine layer haze and rhythmic waves on the Pacific horizon. All tracks were commissioned, conceived and produced during a global pandemic as a way to stay connected locally, and now globally, upon its release.
- 1 Desierto Dave Aju 6:48 Buy
- 2 Graffiti Fonta Woolfy vs Projections 2:53 Buy
- 3 Deux Femora C.love 5:24 Buy
- 4 Dancefloor Dreams Heidi Höven 5:11 Buy
- 5 Body Station Warehouse Preservation Society 5:34 Buy
- 6 Soul Rhythm Juliet Mendoza 4:56 Buy
- 7 Last Light Masha Mar 6:10 Buy
- 8 Ashes John Tejada 5:37 Buy
- 9 Television (Fantasia Remix) Tevo Howard 6:24 Buy
- 10 Texas 84 Sonns 7:10 Buy
- 11 Her Feet Never Touched The Ground Force Placement 6:13 Buy
- 12 R & R Time Initial Sequence 4:48 Buy
- 13 Traffic Jammers Aldridge Brothers 6:27 Buy
- 14 Television Tevo Howard 5:24