AUDIO: First Listen - Julia Holter's 'You & Me Both' (live Arthur Russell tribute)
In a recent interview with Dazed, Matthewdavid shared a live recording of Julia Holter covering Arthur Rusell's "You and Me Both." The song, originally recorded by Matthewdavid via tape recorder, is included in the Stones Throw & Leaving Records compilation, Dual Form. Listen to the track below!
On Dual Form's release day, January 22, Stones Throw and Leaving Records will host an album release party in Los Angeles at Mr T's Bowl starting at 9pm. The party will feature live performances and DJ / VJ sets from Julia Holter, Matthewdavid, Trance Farmers, Diva, and more. The first 50 people at the party will receive a double-cassette of Dual Form for free.
Dual Form is a 53-minute dive into the musical other, a place where freedom of form meets depth of vision, where the old world rhythms meet new world means, and where your labels - wonky, lo-fi, ambient, body music, nerd shit, beat scene, No Wave, pysch, pop - begin to fall apart. Leaving Records is one of Los Angeles' best, a hand-curated cassette label whose international reach belies its boutique status and DIY style. Its rare editions are snatched up instantly, sent off to the mailboxes of those who know around the globe. Dual Form finds Leaving teaming up for the first time with Stones Throw Records. The partnership was natural: the two labels are both based in the Highland Park neighborhood of Northeast Los Angeles and share a similar spirit and an enthusiasm for outsider music and art.
Leaving has never been a traditional label. It was born humble in a Highland Park garage to Matthewdavid and partner/visual director Jesselisa Moretti. They gave it their spare time, and the imprint grew starting with a late 2009 tape from local Dilla-phile Dak, who Matthewdavid discovered while engineering a web radio session for his day job with Dublab. The pair silk-screened slipcases by hand and made enough change to fund the next project. To this day, Leaving is still curated by gut, not by genre, and their family of contributors has grown to include folks as physically and stylistically far-flung as U.K. dance usurper the Cyclist, Moscow beat beast Lapti, Baltimore New Ageist Semya, Philly producer Knx, and Belgian collagist Ssaliva.