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We’d be hard pressed to think of someone more qualified to make a playlist for our 15th anniversary than longstanding Ghostly visual artist Michael Cina. The man has designed the artwork for more than 100 of our releases, so it’s safe to say he knows the catalog very well. In Cina’s Ghostly 15 playlist, which premiered with a note from him on The 405, he highlights an array of talent from over the years.
The likes of Audion, Shigeto, Dabrye, Lusine, Tim Hecker, DJ Koze, Fort Romeau, Seth Troxler, and HTRK all appear on Ghostly 15, effectively taking the listener on a non-linear trip through the many facets of Ghostly, SMM, and Spectral Sound. It’s an extensive and engaging listen that we’re happy to call a part of our history.
Here’s what Cina had to say about his selections:
I approached it as a mixtape of sorts. I tried to find a common thread that spoke to me and create a mood around that idea. Some of my favorite tracks are not on here. JDSY “Horizon Line” makes my head spin. Choir of Young Believers “Paralyse” takes me to another place. There are so many more.
What you are hearing is some songs that have spoken to me over the years in a distinct way. I don’t feel like they are obvious choices, but they all are nothing short of amazing. I hope this compilation helps you see a different side of one of the best labels to ever do it.
1. HTRK - “Give It Up”
2. Pale Sketcher - “Plans That Fade (Faded Dub)”
3. KILN - “Rustdusk”
4. Audion - “I Am the Car”
5. The Sight Below - “At First Touch”
6. Tim Hecker - “Sundown6093”
7. Choir of Young Believers - “Claustrophobia (Peter Antlers Remix)”
8. Shigeto - “Huron River Drive”
9. Aeroc - “Playing String”
10. Dabrye - “Hyped-Up Plus Tax”
11. Lusine - “By This Sound”
12. Fort Romeau - “Your Light”
13. Osborne - “Wait a Minute (Arto Mwambé Remix)”
14. Seth Troxler - “Hurt (feat. Matthew Dear)”
15. Matthew Dear - “Elementary Lover (DJ Koze Remix)”
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