It's starting to feel like you can't call yourself a noise techno fan until you've seen Björk jumping around next to you on a dancefloor. On Friday, that's exactly what happened when rave mother Björk put on a sequined mask and took the decks for Tri Angle Records' spectacular five-year anniversary party, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival.
In a damp, darkened basement, surrounded by just a few dozen people—most of whom took a few minutes to recognize who the strange, unannounced creature even was, Björk embarked on an intriguing sonic sojourn that wandered from Sufi singers to Kate Bush, traditional Chilean flutes to Tri Angle artists Rabit, Lotic, and Hanz, and The Haxan Cloak (all of whom played their own punishingly raw sets their night). Oh, and lots and lots of Death Grips. After which, she calmly left the stage to spend the rest of the night roaming around us plebs, or wrapped in Tri Angle founder Robin Carolan's arms. Listen to the recording above—this one's for the heads.
Bjork's message and tracklist:
i would like to wish tri angle label an incredibly sublime birthday and thank for having been invited to dj at their party . couldnt possibly been more honoured than to play in that company !!! the mix i played was my present to them : merging together some of my fav beats last year with some of my fav vocalists doing some of their best songs:
!!! this is my tune-tinder !!!
the musicians in the mix are :
chilean flutes/the haxan cloak/lotic
john tavener/haxan cloak
shut up and dance
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