Live electro from the Mutual Dreaming founder.
Based in New York, Aurora Halal is a DJ, visual artist, musician and promoter. Since 2010 she’s been running Mutual Dreaming, a series of Brooklyn parties that last year transformed into a record label focused on Halal’s own music, and she’s also part of the team behind Sustain-Release, a weekend festival that celebrated its second edition this September. She’s also a renowned videographer and visual artist: she’s directed documentaries about modular synth godfather Morton Subotnick, Ceephax Acid Crew and more, music videos, and provided visuals for regular collaborator Ital.
After a pair of albums as half of Innergaze (Halal’s project with Jason ‘Confused House’ Letkiewicz), Halal started releasing music under her full name in 2014, collaborating with Ital on single ‘The Day After’ and releasing two EPs of hypnotic acid and electro through Mutual Dreaming. titled Passageway and Shapeshifter. Halal’s FACT mix is a recording of a live set from Berlin that echoes her recent solo EPs: everything feels like it takes place deep in fog, the basslines catchy but never quite in focus. Towards the end, the mix starts to distort, and although that’s due to a recorder problem rather than intentional, it suits the vibe perfectly. Halal describes the recording as “the peak of my current live set … It’s played on Octatrack and synths, no computer. No edits.”