Daphni, Róisín Murphy appear on Lives Through Magic benefit album for Oakland

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  • The compilation is split between two cassettes, with all proceeds going towards charities after last year's Oakland fire.
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  • A new compilation called Lives Through Magic will raise money for relief efforts after last month's warehouse party fire in Oakland. The set was put together by Kris Petersen, the New York-based former label manager of DFA, and the title was taken from a Keith Haring quote about drawing. It comes out on January 30th and features producers from across the American DIY dance music spectrum (and beyond), including Oakland's Bookworms, Canadian artist D. Tiffany, Gavin Russom under his Black Meteoric Star alias, Optimo's JD Twitch, Patricia and Gobby, among many others. Daphni and Owen Pallet collaborate on "Julia" (the compilation's only previously released track), while a new song from Róisín Murphy and a Shinedoe remix of Pantha Du Prince are bonus tracks exclusive to the cassette edition. All proceeds will be split evenly between The Gray Area Foundation For The Arts (which has set up a relief fund after the fire) and the Trans Assistance Project, which helps trans people reach resources. "This compilation has been birthed due to a tragic event, but I do not want the compilation to be a souvenir of a tragedy," Petersen says. "I am instead aiming for a positive document of the beauty that exists in the minds, bodies, and spirits of our small, but global community. Many of the folks contributing have all played in, lived in, and truly loved DIY spaces like Ghost Ship." The fire at Oakland venue Ghost Ship broke out during a 100% Silk event in early December, claiming 36 lives and triggering increased scrutiny on DIY and underground spaces. You can stream a few tracks from the compilation.
    Tracklist 01. Peter Gordon - Berlin Tales V 02. D. Tiffany - Groove4u 03. Black Meteoric Star - Universal Love 04. George Michelle - Showin' U How 05. Sage Caswell - Magic Hands 06. Rezi - I Got U 07. Ankle Shards - Back In Start 08. EZB - Mitchel 09. Iona Fortune - Lakmé 10. Bookworms - STE-000 11. Ciarra Black - Series Of 12. Space Brother - The Moon Is Always Full 13. JD Twitch - Guys & Girls Dancing 14. Lara Sarkissian - Geghard (Extended) 15. Daphni & Owen Pallett - Julia 16. Polygrains - R.A.W. 17. Smith Comma John - Baron Aloha Makes His Entrance 18. YACHT - One Life Animal 19. Benny Boeldt - Glamour 83 20. Nine - Planetary 21. Pantha Du Prince - Dream Yourself Awake (Shinedoe Remix) (Cassette Exclusive) 22. Textiles - Fathom 23. Peter Fonda - I Don't Have To Be Upset 24. Station North Sadboi - Fell's Boundary 25. Larry Gus - Yacc 26. Malory - Groan 27. Helado Negro - 808 Machete 28. Jjakub Jjakub - NTFFW 29. Soul Capsule - Lady Science (DEIPHIX Remix) 30. Lockbox - Psoea 31. Gobby - Friendly Commute 32. Twins - Just Breathe 33. WGM - Rings For The Block 34. Róisín Murphy - Narcissus [Cassette Exclusive] 35. Zachery Allan Starkey - Night Flight (Inst.) 36. Patricia - Thoughts 7 37. Alice Cohen - Dawn Electrique 38. Infinity Knives - Corgky's Debt 39. R Gamble - Stemming 40. Russell E. L. Butler - Robledo 41. Mike Simonetti - Release Yr Body To The Best (Sentient Program Remix) 42. Brilliant Face - Innocence Report Lives Through Magic will release Lives Through Magic on January 30th, 2017.