“Love is not consolation. It is light.”
– Simone Weil
Here’s a new compilation from STAYCORE, the post-internet, club-driven, genre-defying Stockholm-based label run by DJs/producers Dinamarca and Ghazal. ERELITHA follows last year’s SummerJams2k15, but because some of the contributing artists are based in the Southern Hemisphere (i.e., where it’s now winter), this time around they discarded summer & opted for a more global aesthetic: “We asked them to think of the lightest light, and put that feeling into their tracks, whichever color of light they ended up with in their minds. And the result became the Erelitha compilation,” Dinamarca explained to The FADER.
And light, of course, elicits a wide range of emotions and ideas. The tracks here are sometimes playful, sometimes aggressive, powerful yet delicate, intoxicating yet illuminating — not unlike the variable nature of light itself. Expect tinges of dancehall, hip-hop, ballroom, reggaeton, and everything in between. Listen below, and download the compilation here.