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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Oakland Electronic Label West in Dust Drops Debut Compilation, Yalls Play Free Tonight

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 3:30 AM

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Only days after a party celebrating new local indie-electronic imprint Lavish Habits, there's another new Bay Area outfit making itself known: West in Dust is an Oakland record label started by producer Dave Reep (of Elephant and Castle) and Glenn Jackson (of James & Evander) that intends to focus on the burgeoning electronic scene both in the Bay Area and elsewhere.

Yesterday West in Dust dropped its debut compilation, a free, 14-track mix of spacey leftfield beats and spooky ambience underpinned by sparse but dancefloor-friendly rhythms. And tonight, two figures associated with West in Dust -- East Bay electronic duo Yalls and label founder Glenn Jackson -- are playing a free show with Some Ember in Oakland at the Era Art Bar, presented by local blogs Mapzzz and Decoder.

We're certainly excited to see what West in Dust puts out, especially given the promising work so far by artists like Yalls and James & Evander. The label's new mixtape includes tracks from already established musicians as well as producers who've never released music before. You can stream and download it below, and read more about the artists involved with the label here.

Last year, the East Bay Express ran also ran a good story giving an overview of the crew behind several of these outfits and the new label.

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