SEASONED SEATTLE SELECTOR/COLLECTOR DJ EXPLORATEUR BRINGS HER DISTINCTIVE TAKE ON INNOVATIVE, COSMIC ELECTRONICS TO THE MOTOR MIX SERIES.
DJ Explorateur (Valerie Calano) crafted a vinyl-only mix that seamlessly blends the cloud-like atmosphere of her ambient night at Q Nightclub, Rare Air, with the more abrasive, beat-oriented elements characteristic of a Motor event. The tribal-like feel of the first track opens up a sonic excursion that traverses territory from blissful dreamscapes to brooding cosmic dirges, all the while tracing a line via the exploration of electronic music past and present.
Calano’s deep knowledge of diverse genres does justice to her moniker, while it has also led to gigs with major acts like Animal Collective, Faust, and Loop, as well as compiling music for Seattle’s Bumbershoot music festival. She recently joined the dark electronics crew False Prophet, and regularly dj’s at Nacho Borracho, on Hollow Earth Radio’s Yonic Boom, and is a member of female/non-binary sound/art collective TUF.
1. Princess Century - Tokyo Hands
2. Groupshow - Pet Hair Magnet
3. Bitchin Bajas - No Tabac
4. Barre Phillips - Mountainscapes VII
5 Jo Johnson - Ancestral Footsteps
6. Le Révélateur - Fiber Miles Away
7. The Host - World Citizen/Submersion
8. Marc Barreca - Memory Paths
9. William Penn - Reflections In A Pastel Vase
10. New Weather - Slip
11. Suzanne Ciani - Lixiviation