About the concept:
Here is the sixty-eighth instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you James Demon’s mix of tracks released on Occultists.
About James Demon:
As a child this demon in the rising was drawn to a bevy of musical outlets. James Demon learned how to sing and to play the cello before even reaching high school. It was obvious that the universe had granted this boy with the gift of creativity. Little did he know that one day the music would become his entire world.
Literally growing up in the rave scene in the late 90s, James was exposed to a diverse range of music from techno to happy hardcore. Shortly after embarking on his musical voyage through the soundscapes of electronic music he began to buy his first techno records. Heavily influenced by female artists from Germany he began to spend every penny he had on vinyl. Once he graduated high school he finally got his first pair of turntables and so his journey continued.
Spending the next few years jumping from different styles James eventually fell back into his first love for techno. He decided to put all of his focus into finding his own sound and creating a brand for himself. Drawn towards the more obscure, dark, and gothic soundscapes, this techno loving being had finally found his niche. He was re-born with a mission at hand to solidify a harmony between polarities like masculine, feminine, the light and the darkness.
His love affair with music and the occult began to blossom into one entity. After studying music business in college, James was ready to commence on his next musical adventure. He decided it was time to bring his love for the esoteric and techno together in the form of a record label called Occultists. The label will feature artists who will emerge from the shadows bringing us to a higher state of being through music and esoteric knowledge.
Occultists is a Berlin based record label inspired by label founder James Demon and his desire to merge his love for the occult with his passion for true techno into one entity. Mixing elements that range from goth, techno and acid to dark minimal, and infused with in-depth conscious vocals. However we are not limited to genre constraints, our vision is individualistic, unique and inclusive. We invite everyone to take part. Occultists is cultivated to present a rare opportunity to communicate esoteric knowledge through the universal language of music.
Listen & Download:
“James Demon plays Occultists” (download coming soon)
James Demon About His Choice:
James loves his label 😉
01. Sweet Anomaly & Dugong – What May Come (Öona Dahl’s Ritual mix)
02. Amber Cox – Grimm Tales
03. Zoid^ – Freak
04. Dugong – Dead Man Rising
05. James Demon – Weisse Hexe
06. James Demon – Stay Up Late
07. Skin – Lauf
08. Adra – Ami
09. James Demon – Fingernails (Dorian Gray Remix)
10. Mystic Future – Rise From The Rave
11. F600 – Glue
12. Jasmine Infiniti – Nowhere Fast
13. F600 – Metanoia (Max Gardner Deep Dive Remix)
14. Amber Cox – Grimm Tales (James Demon Warehouse Ritual Remix)
15. James Demon – Riot Grrrls
16. James Demon – So Good
17. Likeatree & Dugong – The Evil Magician (Jamaica Suk Remix)
18. James Demon – Riot Grrrls (Killer Femanyst Remix)
19. James Demon – Fingernails
20. F600 – Metanoia
21. Skin – New People
22. Lucia Luna – Origami