Underground stalwarts Art Department puts out mini-documentary

01 May 2014 - - - The DJ List


OneBeat’s original series, “I AM”, examines the diverse roles an artist can play. In this premiere episode, ART DEPARTMENT delve into the life of being Producers, Label Owners, DJs, and Promoters. I AM provides a unique view into the different sides of Art Department, one that you wouldn’t get to see unless you knew them personally. Dive in deep with JONNY WHITE and KENNY GLASGOW as they eloquently describe what their lives are like as one of the biggest underground electronic acts in the world.

Art Department’s label, No.19, recently celebrated its five year anniversary with ‘5 Years of No.19 Music.’ In the last half decade No.19 Music has carved out its own electronic niche, releasing fresh and artistic house and techno with a very unique personality and a huge impact on the dancefloor. Compiled and selected by label owner Jonny White himself, the compilation takes in label associates old and new and showcases all that is great about this taste making outlet across the course of 14 new and exclusive tracks.

Leading off with the new Art Department/BLUD collaboration, “Who Is Jake Holmes.” The collection is filled an eclectic mix of deep and techy house which reflects that vibe No. 19 has come to be known for. It features tracks from label co-owner NITIN, ERIC VOLTA, LOUIE FRESCO, AQUARIUS HEAVEN ft DOP, LAUREN LANE, Oscar Offerman, and Eric Volta to name a few.

This really is a fine statement of what No. 19 Music is all about – forward looking electronic music that bows its head to nothing, instead carving its own unique path through the underground.

‘5 Years of No. 19’ Music Tracklist:

1. Art Department & BLUD - Who is Jake Holmes
2. Art Department - Insomniac (Eric Volta's Haven't Slept In Years Mix)
3. Jonny White - Rainsong (Mood Edit's unreleased 2008 Tracking Dub)
4. Louie Fresco - Dez
5. Nitin – Carbon Bar
6. Aquarius Heaven ft dOP - Nasty Boys
7. OSKAR OFFERMANN - Test of Time
8. MAHER DANIEL - Emotional Content
10. CLAYTON STEELE - Window Pain
11. Lauren Lane - Was In Luv feat. Jaw
12. John Lee - Dire Agent
13. JADE - Second Guess
14. BLAKKAT / MIRUS - Sound Of Sirens

Art Department Tour Dates:

April 24 Asheville, NC @ Moogfest: No. 19 Social Experiment
April 25 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
April 26 San Juan, PR @ One Club
May 10 London, United Kingdom @ Troupe at iCan Studios
May 16 Barcelona, Spain @ Ker: No 19. Social Experiment
May 17 Marseille, France @ DOCK DES SUDS
May 23 Boston, MA @ Bijou
May 24 East Rutherford, NJ @ EDC New York
May 30 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Timewarp
May 31 Lima, Peru @ Superclub
June 6 Moscow, Russia @ Trokya: No. 19
June 7 Kiev, Ukraine @ Ostrov Festival
June 8 Manchester, United Kingdom @ Parklife
June 9 Ibiza, Spain @ DC10: Circoloco
June 14 Barcelona, Spain @ SONAR: No. 19 Social Experiment
June 16 Ibiza, Spain @ DC10: Circoloco
June 20 Paris, France @ Festival The Tribes
June 21 Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange: No. 19 Social Experiment
June 28 Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest
June 29 Toronto, Canada @ Digital Dreams: No. 19 Social Experiment

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Caleb Lau
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