Fantasy Techno collective DUST – a trio comprised of audio engineer Michael Sherburn, DIY nightlife entrepreneur John Barclay and multi-disciplinary artist Greem Jellyfish – will release their nightmarish, alien horror narrative debut full length, Agony Planet, on Mike Simonetti’s new 2MR imprint. Immersed in Brooklyn’s DIY rave community, all three mem- bers held roles in the genesis of notable extinct venues 285 Kent and Trip House, and now Bossa Nova Civic Club. In 2012 Sherburn and Barclay joined forces to found DUST and were joined shortly thereafter by Jellyfish; the following year they released their first 12′, ‘Onset of Decimation,’ on Man- nequin. Between 2013 and 2015, they released several more 12’s, two on Mannequin, as well as one for Sci-Fi & Fantasy and one for 2MR. Over these years, with Sherburn at the helm, the framework and themes for Agony Planet began to be conceptualized. Twelve tracks, spanning in genre from digital hardcore, dun- geon techno, and celestial ambience, are all held together by a theme of extravagant extraterrestrial warfare. Club-savvy techno engineering accompanied by frontwoman Greem Jellyfish’s bizarre monologues and warped screams beckon listeners on a journey through the occult mysticism of the nightmarish and torturous deep ocean of an alien hell. Agony Planet is an unrelenting and bold debut from a trio not afraid to explore the dark caverns of the underground.
DUST is an international, amorphous, conceptual techno project known for futuristic acid compositions and noisy, immersive live performances. Perhaps the most notable element of the live aspect is Greem Jellyfish, whose heavily processed screaming and flamboyant costumes often erupt crowds into techno riots.
Mannequin Records celebrated Halloween with a free download of the classic electro-dark ‘See You In Hell’ from Suicide Commando covered by the NYC based combat techno collective DUST.
Two brand new mutant acid house tracks on Mannequin Records. DUST is a contemporary ouroboros of acid house, combat techno, and late italo, headquartered at infamous psychedelic/art/techno mansion Trip House in the jungles of Deep Bushwick.
Widely regarded for their efforts to promote the minimal synth scene in home town Rome, the Mannequin label have always proved themselves capable of looking much farther afield with equally good results. Mannequin return to the States here, but swap coasts landing in NYC to present this excellent release from Brooklyn troupe Dust. Described by the label as “a contemporary ouroboros of acid house, combat techno, and late italo”, Dust are a Bushwick-based music collective whose numbers include avant garde Korean noise goddess Green Jellyfish, psych musician/model Angela Chambers, dungeon wizard/tech genius audio engineer Michael Sherburn and DIY nightlife entrepreneur /DJ John Barclay. So far so Brooklyn you might say, but there’s evidently something special about Dust on the basis of all four tracks on the Onset of Decimation 12?, with final track “I’m Melting” particularly memorable; it feels like the work of Legowelt and Xosar shaken free of any tape dust by the sheer force of the reverberating acid lines that propel matters forward.
Hot release from this New York Low Life Inc label. Dust drops two killer Italo disco tracks named Past Future and Dark Pleasure. As bonus a cover version of Phuture’s Your Only Friend. ‘Past Future’, a dark tale of esoteric disco disquietude starring the cosmic diva Angela Chambers on Side A and Seoul/Brooklyn based Greem Jellyfish with a cover of Phuture’s ‘Your Only Friend’ on the flip!