Lives Through Magic

Volume One

Lives Through Magic is a compilation of eclectic electronic music, with all proceeds to benefit the victims of the Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, CA. All proceeds (minus physical production costs and shipping) will be equally divided between the Immediate Oakland Fire Relief Fund and the Trans Assistance Project, which is an ongoing program that helps trans folks meet their real-time financial, legal, and medical needs.

The title Lives Through Magic is adapted from a quote by pop Keith Haring about drawing - but I believe the sentiment applies to all forms of creativity, individual and communal. “Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.” (I also appreciate the wordplay created by the alternate definitions and pronunciation of “lives”.) This compilation has been birthed due to a tragic event, but I do not want the compilation to be a souvenir of a tragedy. I am instead aiming for a positive document of the beauty that exists in the minds, bodies, and spirits of our small, but global community. Many of the folks contributing have all played in, lived in, and truly loved DIY spaces like Ghost Ship.

01. Peter Gordon - Berlin Tales V
02. D. Tiffany - Groove4u
03. Black Meteoric Star - Universal Love
04. George Michelle - Showin' U How
05. Sage Caswell - Magic Hands
07. Ankle Shards - Back In Start
08. EZB - Mitchel
09. Iona Fortune - Lakmé
10. Bookworms - STE-000
11. Ciarra Black - Series Of
12. Space Brother - The Moon Is Always Full
13. JD Twitch - Guys & Girls Dancing
14. Lara Sarkissian - Geghard (Extended)
15. Daphni & Owen Pallett - Julia
16. Polygrains - R.A.W.
17. Smith Comma John - Baron Aloha Makes His Entrance
18. YACHT - One Life Animal
19. Benny Boeldt - Glamour 83
20. Nine - Planetary
21. Pantha Du Prince - Dream Yourself Awake (Shinedoe Remix) (Cassette Exclusive)
22. Textiles - Fathom
23. Peter Fonda - I Don't Have To Be Upset
24. Station North Sadboi - Fell's Boundary
25. Larry Gus - Yacc
26. Malory - Groan
27. Helado Negro - 808 Machete
28. Jjakub Jjakub - NTFFW
29. Soul Capsule - Lady Science (DEIPHIX Remix)
30. Lockbox - Psoea
31. Gobby - Friendly Commute
32. Twins - Just Breathe
33. WGM - Rings For The Block
34. Róisín Murphy - Narcissus [Cassette Exclusive]
35. Zachery Allan Starkey - Night Flight (Inst.)
36. Patricia - Thoughts 7
37. Alice Cohen - Dawn Electrique
38. Infinity Knives - Corgky's Debt
39. R Gamble - Stemming
40. Russell E. L. Butler - Robledo
41. Mike Simonetti - Release Yr Body To The Best (Sentient Program Remix)
42. Brilliant Face - Innocence Report