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Elysia Crampton Collabs with Why Be, Rabit, Chino Amobi, Lexxi, and Total Freedom on New Album

The experimental artist says she's signed to North Carolina label Break World for two albums.
February 8, 2016, 11:55pm
Image courtesy of the artist's Bandcamp

Virginia-based experimental artist, Elysia Crampton, announced on Twitter last week that she has signed to North Carolina label, Break World, for two albums. According to its website, Break World is "both a record label and interactive art gallery," and some of their recent releases include New York producer James Ferraro's Skid Row as well as Washington, D.C. collective Goth Money's Trillionaires.

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Unless Crampton has something else secretly in the works (and she very well might), these albums will follow up last year's terrific American Drift LP. In her tweet, Crampton said that her first album for Break World will be a collaboration with Copenhagen/Berlin artist, Why Be; Houston producer, Rabit; NON Records' Chino Amobi; London producer, Lexxi, and Fade to Mind's Total Freedom.

ive signed a 2 album contract w Breakworld records US. my 1st release is a collab album w WhyBe, Rabit, Chino Amobi, Lexxi & Total Freedom

— Elysia Crampton (@EPCrampton)February 4, 2016

Crampton has also shared a statement via Break World about the signing and her intentions for her forthcoming work:

"I'm delighted to announce I have signed a two-album contract with Break World Records.

This year I am working to honor my own kinship network—my co-conspirators, or 'collaborators' as comrade J J Cohen would say. These are people that have spiritually sustained and supported me over the years like Felix Lee (Lexxi) and Ashland Mines (Total Freedom), real blood like Chino (Chinonyeelu Uchechi Amobi) and Tobias (Why Be), and newer family like Eric (Rabit) (shout out to Eric and Chino in Europe rn <3).

My first release will include these friends and work as a sort of quantum-twin to the play/DJ production I'll be showcasing this year. 'Dissolution of The Sovereign: A Time Slide Into The Future,' a spiral that attempts to bridge the oral traditions of a queer andean past/aymara theater legacy with the sonic gestures of a trans femme abolitionist's notion of futurity—always amidst the cataclysmic, irreducible horizon of coloniality."

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