Drab Majesty began as a warbled transmission received via 4-track cassette in a dim, Los Angeles bedroom in 2012. The entity known as Deb Demure, an interdimensional muse of sorts, lent an otherworldly vision to a human contact; one to be realized through meticulously composed lo-fi recordings. Focusing on the aesthetics of cult ritual and the devastating power of music, Deb sought an alternative way to share the cosmic agenda. Culminating in a cassette titled Unarian Dances, Drab Majesty’s manifesto to humanity was revealed: revel in the power of artistic influences that reside beyond the self.
The tape circulated through Los Angeles, catching the attention of local tastemakers like the heads at Lollipop Records in Echo Park. It quickly found a place on the shelves of LA’s underground musical seekers. After a gauntlet of performances and late night manifestations, Drab Majesty came on the radar of DAIS Records.
In 2015, Drab Majesty released Careless, the first LP which was received and recorded soley by Demure on living room floors and in cluttered spaces across the city. After three pressings and an imminent fourth, Careless remains a fixture in LA’s somber yet sublime nightlife and a noted contribution to the murkier subcultures abroad.
Wielding a left-handed guitar, Deb employs a unique style of arpeggiated finger picking, producing vast and organic musical textures reminiscent of Vinny Reilly (Durutti Column) with the anthemic power of Sisters of Mercy and Cocteau Twins. In the past two years Deb has been invited to support bands such as Psychic TV, Clan of Xymox, The Frozen Autumn, Prayers, and label mates Youth Code and King Dude.
From its incarnation, Drab Majesty was a solo act; an interplay between guitar and triggered machines. In 2016, with growing audiences and heightened interest, Drab expanded into a duo, employing the keyboard accompaniment of far-out twin, Mona D – filling out frequencies and upping the spectacle of the live performance.
January of 2017 saw the release of Deb’s second album entitled The Demonstration, recorded by Josh Eustis (NIN, Telefon Tel Aviv). With extensive worldwide touring to follow, Drab Majesty will spread its message to new and grander audiences around the globe.
Xeno And Oaklander
Chasms is the San Francisco based project of Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden. The duo crafts percussive dirges that are at once beautiful and menacing. Labrador's haunting vocals and hypnotizing guitar work wade between rhythmic bass lines and bursts of Madden's stinging feedback, laid on a bed of pummeling drum programming. The band's affinity for industrial rhythms, swelling textures, precise minimalism, and chaotic eruptions of noise sounds as equally informed by shoegaze as drone and doom metal—to choose just one would be a disservice.
Tamara Sky is an archetype, a one of a kind, and a damn good DJ. Her tenacious presence at the forefront of the scene has placed her in the most important music events and in the most influential company around the world. Besides headlining events with celebrity names like Kim Kardashian, Janet Jackson, Scott Storch, Keri Hilson, Jenny McCarthy, Carmen Electra, DJ'ing Donald Trump's birthday, or DJ'ing with Tiesto, Tamara Sky also maintains omnipresence in the electronic club scene.
She is the co-producer and resident DJ of Los Angeles' infamous underground party Lil Death, where acts like Crystal Castles, Brodinski, Gaslamp Killer, Klever, Skeet Skeet, Hussle Club, and other secret guests play every week to LA's most discerning of tastemakers. She has played with and received praise from nearly every major electronic musician/DJ in the game. From headlining Hollywood's Supperclub to DJing Basel Castle in Miami with Yellawolf & Craze, to spinning alongside Tensnake, Fred Falke and Yuksek at WMC in Miami, to DJing with Nero, or headlining with Gucci Mane in ATL, Tamara's skill and taste behind the decks garner universal acclaim from fans and peers alike.
She's Been featured in E!'s hit reality T.V show The Girls Next Door, Miami based magazine Ocean Drive, influential fashion mag 944, and front page feature in New York's Missbehave magazine. Tamara is currently the spokesmodel for the clothing brand Luxirie of LRG, the campaign is out on NYLON, Seventeen, PAPER and ELLE. She's done commissioned mix tapes for Casio G-Shock, W Hotels, and Australian fashion brand WeAreHandsome. Her reputation as a master track selector with eclectic tastes landed her a contributing writer position at Gotta Dance Dirty, America's largest electronic music blog. Somehow Tamara finds time to be one of the best DJs on the international circuit, a music and fashion maven, a music producer, graphic designer and a stunning model.
DJ Remy Marc (Restless Nites)
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