- Out now, the Soft Touch Express series features queer artists including Ariel Zetina, Jasmine Infiniti and Olive T.
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.