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Artist
Chrissy
ReleaseProduct
Physical Release
Label
Hooversound Recordings
Catalogue Number
HOO09
Release Date
October 27, 2021

Press Release

For Hooversound’s ninth release, SHERELLE and NAINA welcome San Francisco-based DJ and producer Chrissy to the family for the label’s debut album release. Coming out on the 27th October, ‘Physical Release’ blends elements of ravey techno, house, and jungle that have run through his previous work. The final result is an exploration of what our scene’s physical spaces mean and how they feed into themes of politics, family, connection and joy.

Speaking about the album Chrissy says, ​​"These songs were inspired by our scene's physical spaces: the warehouses, clubs, record stores, late night cafes, lofts, and friends' living rooms that let us connect to each other, experience the joy and wonder of dance music culture, and find our family.

I've seen these spaces gradually decimated by cops, property developers, cynical corporate brand partners, irresponsible promoters, and a global pandemic. The end result is a dance music culture that feels more online and disconnected, culminating in over a year without any physically shared spaces. Encouragingly, I've seen many in our community finally acknowledge a painful reality: our scene has failed to live up to its utopian ideals, and to protect, value, and uplift all of our peers. No matter how fondly we remember our first raves, the culture was and is broken, and it's our job to fix it.

So while this album may feel like a paean to a bygone era, it is more a reflection of optimism about the future: a hope that we can rebuild our scene and our communal physical spaces with better priorities and better values, so that everybody can experience the euphoria, joy, transcendence, and physical release of the dancefloor."

The album opens with a quote from artist, author, and transgender activist Edie Fake, who also designed the artwork for ‘Physical Release’. A fellow Chicago-to-California transplant, Edie’s previous work has dealt largely with physical spaces, including historical queer nightlife spaces.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Lost In A Dream 5:03 Buy

    Lost In A Dream

  2. 2 The Map Point 5:14 Buy
  3. 3 All The True Ravers 4:50 Buy

    All The True Ravers

  4. 4 Fantasy Pt. 2 (Bolt Cutters & A Jenny) 4:52 Buy

    Fantasy Pt. 2 (Bolt Cutters & A Jenny)

  5. 5 Virgin Warehouse Location 3:25 Buy

    Virgin Warehouse Location

  6. 6 Bust-Free Guaranteed 4:24 Buy

    Bust-Free Guaranteed

  7. 7 Feel The Spirit Move You 5:34 Buy

    Feel The Spirit Move You

  8. 8 Rooftop Sunrise 4:56 Buy

    Rooftop Sunrise

  9. 9 Cuddle Puddle (Step Into My World) 4:48 Buy

    Cuddle Puddle (Step Into My World)

  10. 10 Take Me Away (Again) 5:26 Buy

    Take Me Away (Again)

  11. 11 Lift Me Up 5:44 Buy

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