Oakland-based live techno artist and DJ Russell E.L. Butler will release their debut LP on 15th November via San Francisco label Left Hand Path.
With numerous EPs notched up on labels including 100% Silk, CGI Records, Opal Tapes, Jacktone Records and more, the Bermudian producer has become known for their urgent, hypnotic style and highly improvised live sets. They have also been an influencing voice among the queer, black diaspora in the Bay Area, both through their musical themes and otherwise.
Experimental live techno artist Russell E.L Butler's debut album, ‘The Home I’d Build For Myself’, will be released on 15th November via San Francisco imprint Left Hand Path.
According to an official press release, the album, which was written in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship fire of 2016 which claimed the lives of 36 people, “recalls techno’s emancipatory, Afro-futurist roots”.
Avalon Emerson paid homage to victims of the tragic Oakland warehouse fire of December 2016 in her debut BBC Essential Mix last weekend (18th August).
On Friday 2nd December 2016 a devastating fire started during a 100% Silk party in Oakland's warehouse venue Ghost Ship, resulting in the death of 36 people.
Ghost Ship defendants Derick Almena and Max Harris have accepted a plea deal, meaning they will each serve less than ten years for 36 counts of manslaughter following a deadly fire at a warehouse venue in Oakland, California.
The blaze inside Ghost Ship took place in December 2016, during a 100% Silk label showcase. Amongst those killed were performers Cherushii, Nackt, Cash Askew, Obsidian Blade and Visual Aids.
Ghost Ship “master tenant” Derick Io Almena and “creative director” Max Harris have been arrested and charged in connection with the warehouse fire that killed 36 people during a 100% Silk performance in December of 2016.
An Oakland Ghost Ship fire relief benefit will take placed in Berlin at Musik & Frieden this Friday, 16th December 2016 from 11PM to 6AM.
All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Bay Area’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Oakland Fire Relief Fund with the funds devoted to PTSD/grief counselling and legal defense.
A warehouse in Oakland, California, known as the Ghost Ship, was hit by a devastating fire during a party on Friday night (2nd December).
Artists circulating Los Angeles electronic label 100% Silk were performing at the event, following which 33 people have been reported dead. The total number of casualties is still to be confirmed as the building continues to be searched, with many more still unaccounted for.
The fire reportedly broke out at 11:30pm PST (7:30am Saturday 3rd December GMT), and couldn’t be controlled until the following day.