Today Nicolas Jaar and collaborator Dave Harrington announced on various social media channels that their much buzzed about Darkside project would be releasing (for free download!) the first eleven minutes of the duo’s first full-length album. Although the preview certainly leaves more to be desired from the Chilean-American prodigy and his partner, the heart and soul of the clip certainly screams quality. This will also mark the first release on Jaar’s new Other People label.
In a move that will serve to disband the Clown & Sunset label/art collective he has been working on since 2009, Nicolas Jaar will be launching a new label named Other People. Many of the members of the old label will join Jaar at Other People, so you’ll still be seeing a lot of Will Epstein, Acid Pauli, Valentin Stip, and Nikita Quasim. According to an interview in which Jaar recently partook for Flaunt, the change is presumably a split with Noah Kraft who ran Clown & Sunset Aesthetics in partnership with Jaar. Other People will be a monthly subscription based service, comparable to Drip.fm. The label will be able to serve several different tiers of fans, and membership of course equals exclusivity for a price. They’ll be things like weekly music releases, but also potential perks like more “special” gigs as Flaunt describes, such as a named seated performance at the Cologne Philharmonic or a set at the Barbican in London.