Photo via Volvox.
Ariana Paoletti, who performs as Volvox, is a multi-faceted artist and writer. A veteran of Boston’s electronic dance and techno music scenes, Paoletti is now based in New York and has made a name for herself with energetic and progressive sets full of acid, tech and deep house. She is also a part of Discwoman, the eclectic and influential cis women, trans women and genderqueer collective .
She currently holds a residency with JACK DEPT. NYC 1st Fridays at underground spot Bossa Nova Civic Club with John Barera of Supply Records in Brooklyn. In 2013, Paoletti wrote THUMP’s Time Travel column which explored the history of techno.
Volvox will make an appearance later this month at Chicago’s Smartbar as part of the Discwoman takeover. For the latest edition of The Last Record, Paoletti selected a mix of tracks, including one that is perfect for the seasonal bite now in the air.
“Silent Mechanism” by TX Connect
JACK DEPT is a new label based on the party of the same name founded by myself and John Barera. This track is my personal favorite off our first release. Gavin Guthrie had been a guest at our party in New York a couple times and as one of my favorite US producers, it just made sense to invite him to inaugurate this new initiative. Honey Soundsystem decided to include this track on their latest mix for Dekmantel which was a great surprise!
“You Pay” by L-SEDITION
As we settle into fall, I find myself snuggling up to warmer tones and seeking out lullabies for long nights. This track by Los Angeles-based producer Lorene Simpson is just the thing to fill that dream-synth pocket in my heart. I’m looking forward to hearing more new material from her as she’s clearly masterful.
“Miami” by Violet (Ursa’s Reef Trance Edit)
This track is from my favorite DJ/Producer couple, Violet and Photonz, out of London. They have a great label called One Eyed Jacks that’s really hitting all the right notes for me lately. I can’t get enough and I’m definitely blowing up my own spot telling you all about them!