DJ Haram Shares Rugged New Track and Signs to Discwoman

"Despite the name it should not be thought of as a delicate flower of a song, more like when you're crying tears of vindictive joy."

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Mar 15 2016, 7:45pm

Photo by E. Jane

Philadelphia artist, DJ Haram, announced she is signing to NY-based collective Discwoman's booking agency DW Artists and shared a new song called "Birds of paradise" today. It's aleatoric and free-associative in its structure and composition, but abstraction doesn't get in the way of this being a determinedly rugged burst of a track, pushed forward by the signature Jersey club kick drum pattern. The Philadelphia performance night ATM co-proprietor intriguingly described it to The FADER as "a small fragment of [her] disorganized internal musical dialogue."

She went on to give further seasonal context, offering some evocative poetic backstory: "Despite the name it should not be thought of as a delicate flower of a song, more like when you're crying tears of vindictive joy; everything is blurry but somehow more vibrant in color and you begin to appreciate spring's blooming foliage," she said. "I look forward expanding on and experimenting with the ideas and sounds in this track in my 2016 productions. Shout out to the motherland for all the fantasies and shout out to Jersey for the real life club music legacy."

Revisit DJ Haram's recent contribution to fellow ATM artist MHYSA's Hivemind EP here, and read about Discwoman's advice for young women trying to break into the music industry here, from their panel this past weekend at MoMA PS1.

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