In many cases, the world of music resembles that of the stock market, and the attention paid to an artist depends on their ability to be ubiquitous, never to hit the brakes. There are those who are «up» more because of the gift of opportunity and perseverance than because of the true quality of their music, and then there are those who are down. But thanks to labels like There Is A Light, of undeniable quality and musical trajectory, ignored by market trends, they can emerge and reappear in the fairest way, as is the case at hand now.
The Archer debuts on his new label, There Is A Light. Having released the project in January with his massive Lonely Dream EP, the Los Angeles-based DJ, producer, and label director has been honing his A&R skills ever since, and now boasts a substantial catalog of top-notch releases. of some of the most interesting names. on the international circuit of house and techno.
Launched as a platform to champion some of the brightest international talents in electronic music, as well as being home to The Archer’s own productions, label boss Arash Homampour (The Archer) has released a steady stream of incredible EPs. . . . and forward-thinking throughout the course of 2021, welcoming an impressive array of high-impact producers, including Drunken Kong, D-Unity, Loco & Jam, Matt Sassari, Ron Costa, Stiv Hey and The Reactivitz, among others. . . .
Now, as the Los Angeles-based frontman seeks to complete 2021 in the same emphatic way he began, Homampour announces his label’s final music package of the year with an impressive eleven-track compilation, titled TIAL Chapter 1.
Available now, TIAL Chapter 1 sees Homampour compile the best albums from the label’s first-year catalog into one impressive compilation (see tracklist below), which is released alongside a 60-minute continuous mix for Soundcloud and a ‘minimix. ‘. ‘. ’25 exclusive minutes. for YouTube.
This season-ending compilation is a good example of the label’s good performance, but above all, of its uncompromising potential. In addition, this selection maintains a narrative line that shows that his compositions are part of a process in which, thanks to the mastery of his compilers, it is easy to enter. Its rawness is nothing more than the arduous path towards purification of the spirit. We could almost say that that punk attitude that runs through each song is no longer of the young, since maturity can also be its golden age. Therefore, the best thing about the compilation is not so much what it contains, but what it promises: once the necessary balance is made, it is known that what has to come out of this label in the future will be even better.