New Orleans DJ collective Trax Only launches label with three-part compilation

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  • Out now, the Soft Touch Express series features queer artists including Ariel Zetina, Jasmine Infiniti and Olive T.
  • New Orleans DJ collective Trax Only launches label with three-part compilation image
  • New Orleans-based queer DJ collective Trax Only has launched a new label with a three-volume compilation series, Soft Touch Express. The collective, run by DJs Father Figure, Kathi Kniess and Bouffant Bouffant, showcases artists from the US south for its first compilation, including Ephemera, DJ NSA, Marceaux Marceax, Ruth Mascelli, and Father Figure and Bouffant Bouffant themselves. The three, seven-track EPs also features material from Ariel Zetina, Jasmine Infiniti, Olive T, Kim Anh, Sfireman, to name a few. "This project is an attempt to amplify the voices of those in our community—a moment to analyze why we do what we do, what we love about it, and how to grow it beyond ourselves," the collective says. Out now, the release will be followed by a Soft Touch Express zine, which will include interviews with contributing artists and regulars from the global queer scene. Listen to the compilation series below.
    Soft Touch Express Vol. 1 01. Shaun J. Wright - I Pray How My Ancestors Prayed 02. Ruth Mascelli - Another Bump 03. Olive T - Goth Circus 04. Five - OOP 05. Sappho & Damon Boucher - I Want You 06. Bouffant Bouffant - Night Blue 07. Sfireman - All Right Soft Touch Express Vol. 2 01. Baronhawk Poitier - One Missed Call From A Tenderhawk 02. Love Letters ft. LXS - My Love 03. Kim Anh - Recovering 04. FFigure - Self Checkout 05. Jacob Meehan - Codependent Funk 06. z72.52 - Time Warp 07. Juana - 1E Strategy Soft Touch Express Vol. 3 01. Bézier - Vocalise 02. DJ NSA - wya feat. 925 03. Ephemera - Lava Lava 04. Ariel Zetina - Security Theatre 05. Alinka - Strangers Together 06. Jasmine Infiniti - iono 07. Good Xtreme - People in the House Soft Touch Express Vol. 1-3 is out now on Trax Only.