Doc Sleep's latest EP, Your Ruling Planet, is her third overall and first on her home label. Written in January 2019, in the midst and aftermath of the lunar eclipse, the 5-track EP is a deep winter celestial reflection and personal realignment.
Warm and layered techno, melodic ambient, and twisted grooved out minimalism with lo-fi drums and tops are all explored on the introspective EP.
People saying nice things:
The good doctor prescribes a subtly odd stepper that casually evades generic description.
"Liminal knocks, smudged ambience, and looped field recordings float untethered through stereo space, creating a unified sense of otherworldliness, as the tracks veer between laid-back mystery and twitchy paranoia." - Grippers' Tips - grippers.tips/tip/doc-sleep-your-ruling-planet
"Your Ruling Planet” is comfortably odd, relaxing into organic rhythms that dance hypnotically through the stereo field, gentle ambiences and field loops feathering into one another. She tells us a bit about how this came about and where she’s headed." - Peter Kirn, CDM
A run of Your Ruling Planet t-shirts designed by Sonja available to pre-order on Everpress until March 25:
T-shirt purchase includes EP DL, just send an email of the t-shirt receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art: Sonja (labareda.bandcamp.com
Mastering: Joao Melo (Mind Safari)
Doc Sleep cut her chops as a DJ in San Francisco’s vibrant scene the past decade, before making the move to Berlin in 2016 and becoming a resident of Room 4 Resistance. Since 2013, she's been the co-owner of Jacktone Records, which specializes in techno, ambient and experimental electronics. She broadcast on cult favorite, Intergalactic FM, for several years and in 2016/2017 released her first 12's on the Hot Mass-affiliated Detour Records and Seattle's Bottom Forty. She's contributed solo and collaborative tracks and remixes to Dark Entries, 100% Silk, Run the Length of Your Wildness, Outpost, Discwoman/Allergy Season, Twirl and Tribal, to name a few. She's DJ'd throughout North America and Europe, including Panorama Bar, Saule, Tresor, Dance Tunnel, Lux Fragil, Under Bron, La Machine du Moulin Rouge, Kaiku and Aaniwalli. Her next EP will come out on Dark Entries in April 2019.