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LATEST PRESS

DAX PIERSON  Feature / Interview in DJ MAG - June 2021 

MARIA CHAVEZ Feature Story in ARTFORUMJune 2021 

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant" review in I Thought I Heard A Sound - June 2021 

DAX PIERSON. Feature Interview in DJ MAG - May 2021 

DAX PIERSON   "NERVE BUMPS"  Review In CATSYNTH.TV - May 2021

TYLER HOLMES + GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT  Double Review In THE WIRE MAGAZINE - April 2021

TYLER  HOLMES  "Nightmare I Paradise" Review in Spectreview: The Tape Deck Podcast - April 2021

TYLER HOLMES  Interview + Feature in 48 HILLS - April 2021

TYLER HOLMES "N.I.P." Review In Diana Listens - April 2021 

TYLER HOLMES  Review in THEM. - March 2021

TYLER HOLMES  Live Performance and DJ Mix On DUBLAB - March 31,  2021 

DAX PIERSON  "NERVE BUMPS"  Review In  ANTI MUSIC FOR ANTI FASCISTS - April 2021

DAX PIERSON "NERVE BUMPS"  Review on Staff Recommendations  on SUTRO.FM - March 2021

DAX PIERSON "NERVE BUMPS"  Best New Music Of March 2021 on Resident Advisor  - Feb 2021 

DAX PIERSON "NERVE BUMPS" in Pitchfork - Feb 2021 

TYLER HOLMES "Tyler Holmes : Five favorites" in GET IN HER EARS - January 2021 

MARIA CHAVEZ + LUCAS GORHAM "Live At Jewel's Catch One" in THE WIRE MAGAZINE :- Feb 2021 

MARIA CHAVEZ + LUCAS GORHAM  "Live At Jewel's Catch One" in SLUG Magazine - January 2021

DAX PIERSON "For The Angels"  in "Pass The Aux: New Tracks" in KQED - January 2021 

DAX PIERSON "NERVE BUMPS" Preview In The Vinyl factory - January 2021 

DAX PIERSON "NERVE BUMPS"  Preview in XLR8R  - January 2021 

JOEL SHANAHAN "Frozen Clock Hovering" in Local Favorites :  Best of 2020 48 Hills  - January 2021 

JOEL SHANAHAN "Frozen Clock Hovering" Review in Cows Are Just Food - January 2021 

RATSKIN Records  in SFBG & 48 Hills Best of the Bay 2020: Arts & Nightlife "Best  Record Label" - Oct 2020

MARIA CHAVEZ + LUCAS GORHAM "Live At Jewel's Catch One"  in SHI THE MUSIC CRITIC  Oct 2020

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant"  Review in SLUG Magazine - November 2020

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant" Premiere/Review in EARS TO FEED - Nov 2020

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant" Premiere/Review in ASTRAL NOIZE  - Oct 2020

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant"  Review in The Tape Deck - Oct 2020

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant"  Review in The Seattle PI - Oct 2020

GOLDEN CHAMPAGNE FLAVORED SWEATSHIRT "Expectant"  Review in Shi's Music Reviews - Oct 2020

RATSKIN Records DUBLAB Takeover on Jimmy Tamborello's "Dying Songs" (Guest DJ Tyler Holmes) 

HEADBOGGLE "Detective Work" Video Premiere in Boston Hassle - Oct 2020

JOEL SHANAHAN   "Frozen Clock Hovering" Artist Profile on Bandcamp Daily - Oct 2020

JOEL SHANAHAN   "Frozen Clock Hovering"  Review in  Cassette Gods - Sept 2020

JOEL SHANAHAN "Frozen Clock Hovering" Review in Tone Glow Best of Third Quarter 2020 - Sept 2020

JOEL SHANAHAN   "Frozen Clock Hovering"  Review in Underscore Music Magazine - Sept 2020

TYLER HOLMES "Devil"  Video Premiere in PAPER Magazine - Sept 2020

TYLER HOLMES  "10 Songs By LGBTQ+ Artists You Need To Hear Night Now"  Feature/Review in THEM. Magazine - Sept 2020

XUXA SANTAMARIA & LAS SUCIAS  "10 Artists Centering Latindad in the Bay Area"  in 48 HILLS - July 2020

BEAST NEST/SHARMI BASU  "Towards Unity and Justice" in San Francisco Classical Voice - July 2020

TYLER HOLMES  "Everything (Will Be Destroyed)" in Underscore Music Magazine  -July 2020

TYLER HOLMES "Nothing" Review in The Bay Bridged - March 2020  

TYLER HOLMES  Interview in Tome Top The Weather Machine - March 2020  

TYLER HOLMES "Nothing" Review in Houdini Mansions - March 2020  

WIZARD APPRENTICE  "Dig A Pit" Review in Melted Magazine - Feb 2020

KK NULL "Great Attractor" in  THE WIRE: Adventures in Modern Music - Feb 2020   (link image of review) 

KK NULL "Great Attractor" in Crossfire Metal Magazine 

RATSKIN Records  in "Sleeve Notes with Ratskin Records" -   in Astral Noize  - Jan 2020

 

2019 - 2017 PRESS

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Dig A Pit" on Bandcamp's Top 100 ALBUMS OF 2019  

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo"  in COUNTERZINE'S  Top 40 Albums of 2019 

XUXA SANTAMARIA & DAX PIERSON On COUNTERZINE's TOP 200 TRACKS OF 2019 

TYLER HOLMES "DEVIL" Review in THE WIRE: Adventures in Modern Music - November 2019 

TYLER HOLMES "DEVIL" Review in TINY MIX TAPES - November 2019 

KK NULL "Great Attractor" Review in X ACTION MUSIC - November 2019 

XUXA SANTAMARIA  Review + Interview in VINYLEXAMS - November 2019 

XUXA SANTAMARIA  Review in Tiny Mix Tapes - November 2019 

XUXA SANTAMARIA  Review in UNDERSCORE Music Magazine - November 2019 

DAX PIERSON "Live In Oakland" Review at THE WIRE: Adventures in Modern Music - October 2019 

DAX PIERSON "Live In Oakland" Review at Pitchfork "Great Records You Might Have Missed: 2019 - October 2019 

TYLER HOLMES "DEVIL" Review in Cassette Gods 

XUXA SANTAMARIA Interview + Video Premiere on The FADER 

XUXA SANTAMARIA "Chancletas D'Oro" Review at Echosynthetic - August 2019 

DAX PIERSON "Live In Oakland" Review at Bandcamp Daily  "The Best Electronic Music on Bandcamp July 2019" - July 2019 

DAX PIERSON "Live In Oakland" Review at I Heart Noise - August 2019 

DAX PIERSON "Soulpsang" + Micro Interview on Resonance FM / ATTN MAGAZINE Podcast #24 - July 2019 

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo" Review in The WIRE : Adventures In Modern Music. - Issue #425. June 2019 

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo"  Review in A Closer Listen 

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo" in We Need No Swords - May 2019 

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo" in Tiny Mix Tapes - May 2019 

WIZARD APPRENTICE Interview in Tiny Mix Tapes - May 2019 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Dig A Pit" LP/Cassette Reviewed at The Wire : Adventures In Modern Music Issue #423 - April 2019 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Crash Course In Self Reflection" Feature in KQED ARTS 

BEAST NEST / LAS SUCIAS "How Oakland's Scene Became More Queer, Brown, and Femme"   Bandcamp Daily - 2017 

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo"  Reviewed in Counterzine 

BIG DEBBIE "Ab Ra Ca Deb Ra" LP Reviewed at Houdini Mansions - April 2019

HEADBOGGLE "Polyphonic Demo" Reviewed in Underscore Music Magazine - March 2019 

BIG DEBBIE "Ab Ra Ca Deb Ra"LP Reviewed at ECHOSYNTHETIC - March 2019 

BIG DEBBIE "Mouth Wide Open (Your Eyes)" Video Premiere at I HEART NOISE - March 2019 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "I Am Invisible" Review in Tiny Mix Tapes - Feb 2019 

HEADBOGGLE "Blue Guitar" Premiere on Houdini Mansions 

HEADBOGGLE on Heathen Harvest 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "I Am Invisible" named Top 10 Noise/Experimental/Industrial Albums of 2018 in The Wire: Adventures I Modern Music Magazine

"Buildings Demolished On Your Cellphone" Ratskin Interview/Spotlight on 48 HILLS - November 2018 

Ratskin Interview on For The Love Of Noise - September 2018 

SPELLLING "Pantheon Of Me" Review Published at VINYL EXAMS 

SPELLLING "Pantheon Of Me" Review Published at The Critical Masses 

SF Station Article On Stasis Festival - November 2018 

KQED Article on STASIS Festival - November 2018 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "I Am Invisible" reviewed on KZSU STAMFORDHOUDINI MANSIONS & EVENING OF LIGHT 

BIG DEBBIE "Ab Ra Ca Deb Ra" LP reviewed at Critical Masses & VINYL EXAMS 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "I Am Invisible" Makes #10 On Tome to The Weather Machine's "Top 50 Albums of 2018" - November 2018 

WIZARD APPRENTICE "Digital folk Music For Inside Your Head" in  The Chicago Reader - Jan 2018

LAS SUCIAS "Meet The Oakland Brujas Who Found the Missing Link" in Remezcla  - June 2017 

BEAST NEST "Pluto" + Feature in Decaycast Magazine  - Sept  2017 

 

LABEL SPOTLIGHTS/PROFILES

Ratskin Records x NEGATIVLAND's Over The Edge Radio on  KPFA - Feb 2021 

 "Sleeve Notes with Ratskin Records" -   in Astral Noize  - Jan 2020

The WIRE: Adventures In Modern Music Writeup on ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE - August, 2017 

Tiny Mix Tapes Writeup on ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE - August 2017 

DECODER Mag Review of ROGUE PULSE / GRAVITY COLLAPSE 

"Tyler Holmes Is Here For Your Inner Freak on KQED ARTS - November 2017 

"How Oakland's Scene Became More Queer, Brown, and Femme" Beast Nest / Las Sucias Bandcamp Daily - 2017 

"Rogue Pulse / Gravity Collapse" Review in My Chiche Blog - October 2017 

"Oakland Experimental Music Finds Home At Ratskin Records" East Bay Express - 2016 

"Local Label Profile: Ratskin Records" Bay Area Metropolitan Observer - 2016 

"Labelled" Impose Magazine - 2016 

"Side By Side: A Tale Of Two Shows" Decoder Magazine - 2016 

"A Year Later, Benefit Releases for Ghost Ship Artists Proliferate" on KQED ARTS  

LAS SUCIAS "Chiquita Bendito" on Pitchfork - 2016 

"Wrecking The Patriarchy With Reggaeton Duo LAS SUCIAS" KQED Arts - 2016 

"Sharmi Basu / Beast Nest Is Decolonizing Sound" East Bay Express - 2016 

"Adios, Some Thoughts Of a Sound" Tyler Holmes "Invisible Island" review in East bay Express - 2016 

"Top 5 Parties Plus Notable Record Labels : Black Spirituals 'Black Interiors'" review in SF Weekly - 2016 

Rainbow Exotic Music Tyler Holmes "Invisible Island" review - 2016 

"Black Spirituals : A Duo That Defies Categories" New York Times - 2015 

"Below The Radar: Black Spirituals" The Wire Magazine - 2016 

"Rogue Pulse : Danger To The System" Pro Arts Gallery - 2017 

 

SELECT RADIO PLAY/GUEST MIXES/TAKEOVERS

Ratskin Records x NEGATIVLAND's Over The Edge Radio on  KPFA - Feb 2021 

Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt  "3,26"  on NTS Radio "F U Pay Us"   October 2020

Golden Champagne Flavored Sweatshirt "Expectant" on The Forrest At Night Radio - October 2020 

RATSKIN Records DUBLAB Takeover on "Jimmy Tamborello's Dying Songs" (Guest DJ Tyler Holmes) - August 2020

Ratskin Records "Check the Label" on Reprezent Radio London - August 2020

Wizard Apprentice on  Jimmy Tamborello's Dying Songs Radio Show  on DUBLAB  August 2020

Hillboggle on Jimmy Tamborello's Dying Songs Radio Show  on DUBLAB - July 2020

Ratskin Records Opal Heights Radio Takeover on BFF.FM RATSKIN RECORDS H/e/l/l/ MegaMix -2019 

Ratskin Records special/Interview on Redscroll Records Monthly Podcast -  December 2018 

Ratskin Records Special on "Portland's Most Unwanted" via DJ Samcore - December 2018 

Ratskin Records Special on The Hanging Garden Radio Show w/ DJ Owen - October 2018 

Stasis Mixtape, Volume 1 on I Heart Noise - December 2018 

"I Am Invisible" by Wizard Apprentice on Opal Heights Radio Show 

Ratskin Records Special on "Bunnywhiskers" Radio Valencia - July 2017 

BIG DEBBIE ON "DJ DARK DAVE / Dark Tunnel Radio - February 2019 

BIG DEBBIE & SPELLLING on Tumblin' Through The Rabbit Hole - February 2019