5LOWERSHOP SOUNDSYSTEM

Music and arts collective for the benefit of all beings.
San Francisco / Ireland

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ABOUT Us

5lowershop is a DIY music, arts, activist collective which originated in San Francisco, California. The organisation began in 1997 as an underground free music distribution with a focus on promoting the more unfamiliar genres of non-commercial electronic music through a series of mixtapes. Cassettes of DJ's and live producers were sent out free of charge to anyone who left their details via an infoline (mostly within the US). In the beginning, the concept behind the mixtape series was to try and encourage the listener to pay more attention to the music and less attention to "who" was making it. Therefore, cover art and designs were mostly nameless.

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5LOWERSHOP EVENTS

Join 5lowershop Soundsystem on Saturday June 13th, as we embark on the second in our new series of Live Stream events, bringing together DJ's and producers from the USA, Ireland, and the UK and beaming them directly to you.

MUSIC




THE 5LOWERSHOP CATALOGUE

Cassette / CD




FORMAT:
CD / digital
58 mins

INFO:
(2016) A result of the stubborn and cowardly refusal to adopt new technologies, this is a one-take mix from vinyl records. Music cut on a lathe and touched by human hands always sounds different, if not necessarily better, and this is a mix for people who like to follow a winding road with no map and little concern for safety!



FORMAT:
CD / digital
60 mins

INFO:
(2015) New skool Tek-BASS, raga-breaks into old-skool rave, acid, and more! As always an array of musical spectrums and unpredictability that only the B-Mon can provide ;-P



FORMAT:
CD / digital
41 mins

INFO:
(2004) Fill this up, Share Music, Synth Jams, beats lowercase, What's? Pegging, close caption. Cancel Televison show me state. War Memorial, River of Death, He is Risen, She is Ricin, Twice bitten, Once Die,




FORMAT:
CD / digital
72 mins

INFO:
I met Minor Minor way back when he used to work at Amoeba record shop in Berkely, CA. He then moved over to SF and worked at Open Mind on Divisadero for years. He played alot at F+F and Gateway Soundsystem parties, and i heard him few times and was instantly attracted to his mixing skills and his music selection. OldSkool, Tribal, Techno, Trance, -TRUE bay area style!



FORMAT:
CD / digital
56 mins

INFO:
(2004) Aaron Spectre makes digital sounds with a distorted soul, fragile melodies sprinkled with urban grit, grime layered over dense harmonies. grown in boston, hardened in the nyc pressure cooker, and engineered in berlin, aaron works in a number of different styles from ambient to glitchy melodic electronica to breakcore to ragga jungle.



FORMAT:
CD / digital
65 mins

INFO:
(2004) Original works written and produced by Dubberman. Cyril has released various projects through the Dentologie lablel which was one out of several branch labels from the Apocalpyse crew operating out of South France. Hypnotic futuristic journeys and shifting patterns... This mix will take you on a trip, guarenteed 





ACTIVE INGRDIENT 001

Vinyl



FORMAT:
12" Vinyl
4x Tracks

INFO:
"PSIMURGH"
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“If your spirit is not fit to see the Simurgh, neither will your heart be a bright mirror, fit to reflect him. It is true that no eye is able to contemplate and marvel at his beauty, not is it capable of understanding; one cannot feel towards the Simurgh as one feels towards the beauty of this world. But by his abounding grace he has given us a mirror to reflect himself, and this mirror is the heart. Look into your heart and there you will see his image.” ― Farid ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds



 






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