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    Touched Music Presents

    John Tejada Presents Future Stars
    A Compilation Benefiting Macmillan Cancer Support
    Featuring Students from Tejada’s CalArts Music Production Class
    Released on Friday, May 15, 2020
     

    LOS ANGELES, CA – May 12, 2020 – John Tejada, a frequent guest on Touched Music compilations, hatched the idea of turning the final project for his CalArts “Advanced Electronic Music Production” class into a compilation album for the established label. John Tejada Presents Future Stars features 15 of Tejada’s students at their best, as well as an exclusive original track by Tejada himself called “NYC83,” which imagines an alternative of a classic b-boy breakin’ tune. Established as a non-profit, the record label benefits Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK among others. Touched Music will release Future Stars digitally on Friday, May 15, 2020, with 100-limited edition CDs to follow shortly after. The best way to support the charity—and the only way to procure the beautiful physical CD—is to purchase from Bandcamp. The release will also be available on SpotifyTidal, Apple Music, Bleep and many other platforms.

    The styles on Future Stars range from ambient pieces such as Evan Sutterfield’s “Quarantine Reflections for Shakuhachi and Electronics,” indie experiments by Hope Sparrow and Mar, house-flavored tracks by Simo and Benneyybeatz, to techno-tinged peak time perfection by tau0n and Ian Ellison, a track made entirely from the sounds of a balloon by Magro, future jazz experiments by Scruffy and everything in between.
     
    Touched is a UK record label that started out with just one compilation album curated by Martin Boulton (aka Min-Y-Llan) in 2013. What began as a holiday charity album featuring some friends’ music, grew into a mega-compilation of electronic, ambient and modern classical music. Touched is a non-profit label with a cause: Macmillan Cancer Support. So far, Touched has raised over 96 thousand pounds for Macmillan as well as other charities along the way. Over the years throughout its wide-ranging compilations and albums, Touched has featured a who’s who of artists on its expansive compilations including exclusive music from Autechre, Plaid, B12, 808 State, Amon Tobin, and Luke Vibert just to name a few (and there are hundreds).
     
    John Tejada is a Vienna-born, Los Angeles-based electronic music composer and DJ. Tejada’s professional output of music began in 1994 and has never let up, including four albums for the revered label Kompakt, plus releases on Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research, Seventh City, Playhouse, Defected, and his own label since 1996, Palette Recordings. Tejada has also been responsible for remixing over 100 songs for acts including The Postal Service, Télépopmusic, The Field, Bomb The Bass, Way Out West, Kevin Saunderson, Darren Emerson, Gui Boratto, Simian Mobile Disco and many others. Tejada’s latest venture as Wajatta is a new musical collaboration with international star Reggie Watts, having released their debut album, Casual High Technology, in 2018 and latest album Don’t Let Get You Down in 2020 on Brainfeeder.
     
     
    John Tejada Presents Future Stars track list:
     
    1. Max Jaffe – Bar Jai Ca
    w+p by Max Jaffe
     
    2. Simo – Protection
    w+p by Antonio Simonetti
     
    3. Magro – Balloon
    w+p by Drake Macdonald
     
    4. Scruffy – Wavebirds
    w+p by Scruffy
     
    5. Benneyybeatz – Hold On
    w+p by Benjamin Schultz
     
    6. Gavin Carl – Miss You More
    w+p by Gavin Carl
     
    7. tau0n – Leaking Tones ft. Scruffy
    w+p by Scott Cohen & Scruffy
     
    8. Evan Sutterfield – Quarantine Reflections for Shakuhachi and Electronics
    w+p by Evan Sutterfield
    Shakuhachi: Rachel Rudich 
     
    9. Hope Sparrow – Into the wilderness
    w+p by Gabriel Aragao
     
    10. John Tejada – NYC83
    w+p by John Tejada
    parallax muzik bmi
     
    11. Dylan Marx – And to Think!
    w+p by Dylan Marx
     
    12. Ian Ellison – Soft Center
    w+p by Ian Ellison
     
    13. Mar – Valentine
    w+p by Katelyn Maheia
     
    14. Gage Winthrop – Reality Drifting
    w+p by Gage Winthrop
     
    15. DJ Pari Naaz – Rabbana
    w+p by Parinaz Yazdanparast
     
    16. Emily – Unerased (feat. marina eliza holland)
    w+p by: Marina Breger and Emily Popejoy
     
    Tejada, in a Zoom session with his CalArts students in the school’s spring 2020 “Advanced Electronic Music Production” class; the Future Stars on the Touched Music compilation out May 15, 2020.

     

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview or request audio files, please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

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