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Carrie Stacks

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Arca releases 100 AI-generated remixes of her fourth studio album, Mica Levi drops a surprise record, and Ms. Carrie Stacks’ debut is packed with hazy club nostalgia

Ms. Carrie Stacks is a London nightlife icon. The DJ and musician is known for founding east London’s much-loved party PDA, alongside Mischa Mafia and Crackstevens, creating a creative, diverse space for the queer and trans PoC community to come together. Her debut album, Q+A, released this week, is packed with hazy club nostalgia. All written, produced, arranged, and recorded by Ms. Carrie herself, the album swells with synths and anticipation; shimmering sound collages are overlaid with swathes of echoey vocals and minimal beats, recalling late nights spent in saucer-eyed whimsy. We might be doomed to spend all winter in our corona bubbles, but this is a welcome respite from the chaos.

Elsewhere, Arca has shared 100 (!) new remixes of the song “Riquiquí”, from her fourth studio album, KiCk i, which she made using an AI music tool called Bronze. Mica Levi has also released their first album under their own name, Ruff Dog.

ARCA, RIQUIQUÍ; BRONZE-INSTANCES(1-100)

MS. CARRIE STACKS, Q+A

MICA LEVI, RUFF DOG

POCHI, SEÑAL

TONY VELOUR, 3M