Geographic North (DJ Set)

Details

When:
Fri 6/14
4:00am-6:00am

Where:
Plaza 7: The Grove

When:
Fri 6/14
4:00am-6:00am

Where:
Plaza 7: The Grove

When:
Sat 6/15
12:00pm-2:00pm

Where:
Plaza 7: The Grove

Bio

Experimental label Geographic North was started by a few college buddies who found common ground in their love avant-garde music and their ideas about the ornate ways in which it could be packaged. The albums released by the label all demonstrate a shared aesthetic sensitivity to the colorways of the artwork, the weight of vinyl, and the texture of die-cut J-cards and inserts, and all of them consider which color swatch best accentuates an artist's body of work. Geographic North was founded in 2008, when Farbod Kokabi met his future business partners, Farzad Moghaddam and Bobby Power, at the student-run WRAS radio station at Georgia State University. A year into the operation, the trio invited musician Lee Summers to assist. While combing through the WRAS station archives, the group bonded over the way labels like Factory and ECM presented their artists - not only their music, but also in their attentiveness to the packaging (Think: Barbara Wojirsch's austere graphics of the ECM catalog, or the unflinching naturalism of Jon Wozencroft's photography across U.K. label Touch.)