Haven't been spending much time on this clunky old school website, watch for a revamp soon! The big news for fall is: SHOWS. Appearing at New Forms Festival Friday October 7 with more special shows around the western states to be announced soon.
SHOWS: MUTEK, DATMUSIC
The first-ever Strategy appearance at Mutek is happening in Montreal, May 3. Needless to say I'm amazed, thrilled, and working hard to dial in my performance. If you are coming to Mutek please drop by. I did a preview mix for Mutek as well. Then later this summer I'm playing at the DATMusic Conference in Missoula, Montana - a town close to my heart as I briefly lived there in 1994 before I moved to Portland. I always loved it and wondered where life would have taken me if I'd stayed.
Seeds of Paradise LP on Idle Hands
A preorder link is now up for the Noise Tape Self LP on Further Records. Recorded between 2008-2010, this LP contains my tape loop music. Mastered by Pete Swanson and cut at D&M. It releases 3rd week of May.
March 12, 2015
SPRING SHOWS!!! Links to come...
3/12/15 MOTOR with Apartment Fox, Bankie Phones, AOS - Kremwerk, Seattle
September 15, 2014
COMING SOON SHOWS:
COMING SOON RELEASES:
July 13, 2014
PRESSURE WASSURE ep is the first missive from my bass n' breakz type tracks from the past year. Limited copies out via Peak Oil. Cover is printed in fuzzy flocking, like a velvet painting- must be touched to be believed. Here's what Thump, Secret Decoder, Spin, and HHV had to say about it in various interviews, articles, and reviews. There's a full stream on Thump's soundcloud. And here's a video from recent live show of similar (but newer) tracks:
This is out now!!! BOXOLOGY! Hear it! Hear more of it! Buy it on tape (limited to 100 copies)! Buy it on digital formats! But for pete's sake just buy a copy, I can barely cover the rent costs ofmy studio. Support the Strategy cause! Be part of the story! I am starting to sound like a Public Radio Pledge Drive!!!
I'll have a small number of copies of the tape I can sell at these midwest shows:
Thurs, 05 Jun 2014 /
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 /
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 /
Sun, 08 Jun 2014
April 15, 2014
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 /
Sun, 08 Jun 2014
February 16, 2014
2/21/14: Strategy live in the'Cerebral Hut,' Los Angeles
3/28/14 MAGMA Festival: Strategy (liveset), Simic, Josef Gaard, NEWAXEYES
January 26, 2014
Sorry for the lack of updates here, this website will soon go to v.3.0 which will entail an overall more interesting/easier format to update and look at...
So, looking to be a big year for Strategy. Can't reveal too much yet but the preliminary situation looks like:
February 15 - live set for Movement, Portland
Also if you haven't visited my label's page, Community Library, it has been revamped and a new single by Solenoid, my partner in the label, is for sale there.
October 22, 2013
First of all I just figured out paypal buttons seem not to be working in my shop. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to buy something. Either I'll have to get paypal buttons fixed, or I'll put the stuff on through Bandcamp. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Clocky Man / Snow Drift Dub 7"
Strategy "Clocky Man/Snowdrift Dub" ZamZam 14 7" by ZamZam Sounds
To celebrate there's a show too:
September 8, 2013
Strategy Season 14, Episode 1 SEASON PREMIERE September 11. Headlining this show at Holocene hosted by PDneXt. This show will feature all new tracks veering into some mutant bass/garridge/step/deep house/breaks direction. Also, coming this fall, "Clocky Man" / "Snowdrift Dub" 7" coming on ZamZam Sounds.
Coming in October:
Also some new public tracks are posted here:
May 27, 2013
FIRST SHOW of the SUMMER...with Xander Harris, Break Mode, and others at Portland's EAST END.
Strategy & DJ Brokenwindow are also DJing for Holocene's 10th Anniversary Party!
New releases are being put together now. The first one I can officially tell you about is a followup 7" coming out on Portland's dub label ZAMZAM. If you liked the last one you will not be disappointed!
March 5, 2013
A few shows coming up in Portland and Seattle this spring: an appearance at Mississippi Studio opening for Doldrums, and a spot on the MOTOR bill at Seattle's excellent Debacle festival!
In other news, a Strategy remix of loscil will be released on the digital-only Hundreds compilation, later this month. More information
December 30, 2012
2013 is going to be fun year for Strategy and related projects. If you enjoyed the resurgence in output from Strategy this year there will be more to come in the next months...which will be announced once things are official! See recent postings below for new releases "What If?" and "Luna" that are still fresh.
The biggest current news is Strategy shows in Los Angeles, with 100% Silk friends and family. And some nice Portland shows coming up as well. Click "Live" at right for full info.
December 5, 2012
Out today!! Strategy What If? cassette/digital album, out now on Portland's awesome Boomarm Nation label! This is more on the noisey dub/electronic excursion side of things. Buy it from the label here:
What will happen in 2013?
New albums...new 12" singles...remixes...and shows to be announced shortly.
October 22, 2012
Shop news: I am out of copies of the s/t Strategy LP but buy them from Peak Oil and your favorite shops while you can! it's almost out of print!
Live news: Strategy is taking a fall/winter break from live shows thanks to everyone who supported this season of live sets. Back in January, 2012!
September 25, 2012
NEW ALBUM DROPS SEPT. 25 - TODAY!
First new full length since 2008 picks up where Future Rock left off in a whirlwind of dub, experimental pop, funk, and haze. First album to feature significant presence of guest musicians, it is a huge honor to count these collaborators among the lineup: Jake Anderson (Spirit Duplicator), Michael Braun Hamilton (One Human Minute, Moodring), Jefrey Leighton Brown (Evolutionary Jass Band), Romeo Fahl (Jetfinger), Jesse Munro Johnson (Gulls, Evolutionary Jass Band, Elite Beat), Thomas Meluch (Benoit Pioulard), Scott Ryser (Units), and Fred Thomas (City Center, Saturday Looks Good To Me). Engineering help from Andy Brown and Rex Ritter. Peak Oil label are releasing it in a limited vinyl edition and digital download versions. Vinyl features "lenticular" cover art (like the crackerjack toys):
Thanks to everyone who came to the 100% Silk Mini Tour shows in Portland, Vancouver, and Seattle; and to the SIX surround sound event in Portland, too! Here you can see bits of the Seattle show:
More shows coming up - Sept. 29 with loscil, and more TBA.
August 5, 2012
This Tuesday, I'm going to be collaborating with the illustrious Marc Fischer in support of some amazing touring bands:
July 31, 2012
"Dub in My System" is out now! Stocks are already pretty low. Buy it here or at your favorite local mom and pop record shop!
July 28, 2012
A bunch of shows added here - including a collaboration set with Marcus Fischer (12K), a Strategy appearance at MusicFest Northwest, 100% Silk northwest mini-tour with Strategy, Leech, and Polonaise, and preliminary info for the next SIX event (multi-channel sound showcase).
Recent shows have been a big success here's some video of Strategy and Gulls live at Beacon Sound's patio, and here you can find the PRA podcast with Strategy's 2012 PDX Pop Now! performance.
July 17, 2012
Updates again. First of all, follow Strategy on Twitter: Follow @STRATEGY_PaulD
Updated forthcoming release list:
Dub In My System / Hardware Dub7" single - ZamZam Sounds (July 31st)
....A few more releases for 2013 are pending and will be announced here shortly!
More shows coming including the Gulls release show July 19th at Beacon Sound records and a 100% Silk mini tour.
Secret techniques revealed...philosophy on the rightness of imperfect sound...and discussions about 'what are all those gadgets in your studio?' -- all this and more in Strategy's interview with Resident Advisor. (!)
ZAMZAM03 - Strategy "Dub In My System" / "Hardware Dub" 7" Arrives July 31! I will have limited copies available in the shop starting July 31 (and at shows) but you can also get them from the label.
June 26, 2012
Air Texture Volume 2 is a 2-cd set of ambient music, with one CD curated by loscil and the other by Rafael Anton Irisarri. Air Texture label are releasing it July 2 through Kompakt. The previously unreleased Strategy song "Frog City" is included -- very excited to be included amongst a cast of old friends and favorite artists.
May 6, 2012
The Strategy 12" EP "Electric Soup" is back in stock in the shop!
Next Releases, Updated!
Strategy will be dj'ing a release show for the ZamZam record May 26 at Moloko!
March 24, 2012
My project SOUND PEOPLE with Jesse Munro Johnson aka GULLS has a new EP out in cassette tape and digital release formats! Get them here:
OK new website is live! This is the BETA version...Revised layout to come shortly.
I've been a little bit scarce around the internet the last couple years, but I'm pleased to have finally launched my own site, finally! Note it's very simple - not much arty crap, just info.
New releases are out!! First new Strategy's since 2009. Super proud to be included in the lineups of the fine labels Endless Flight, 100% Silk, and Under The Spire.
Boxy Music 12" EP - 100% Silk (SILK021)
"The Fixer" is one of my most slamming dance tracks so far, and melds some vintage 80ies feelings with jacking house rhythms, synth chimes and futuristic dubouts. "Another Rain" is more like a polyrhythmic deep house journey that blooms into Bohannon-inspired syncopated guitar funk. You can buy it at Kompakt, Forced Exposure, Juno, and many others. So honored to be represented on one of my favorite current dance labels.
Super Awareness Is Fruit 12" single - Under The Spire (SPIRE042)