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A stellar lineup of electro artists pay dues to Drexciya’s sonic fiction in the compilation extension of ‘Bubble Chamber’, an exhibition showcase held in Zürich, Switzerland during late 2019.
Counting 11 tracks from Xor Gate (alias of Drexicya’s Gerald Donald), DJ Dijital, The Exaltics, Plant 43, Sansibar and many more, perhaps the biggest attraction of ‘Bubble Chamber’ is the accompanying booklet of drafts for Drexicyan artwork by Abdul Haqq, the legendary Detroit illustrator whose work adorns loads of classic Transmat and UR releases. Along with an interview with Abdul and more art by chukwumaa, Dominiqueh White, Maïté Chéniere, and an academic essay by Charlie Mills, we hardly need to overstate this is a must-have for all self-respecting Drexciya nuts looking to delve deeper into his mythos.
“The goal of this compilation is to showcase the reach and influence which Drexciya had through generations of electronic music producers and also link them together with compositorial predecessors from the early 80s. The musical timeline on this compilation starts from 1982 and reaches its contemporary end in 2019.
"More than twenty years after their first release, the sonic fictions produced by Drexciya, the Detroit based electronic duo founded by James Stinson and Gerald Donald at the start of the 1990s, continues to enthral contemporary cultural practitioners. By reimagining the Transatlantic Slave Trade as a fiction of enforced mutation, the Drexciya mythos opened, and continues to open, a speculative space for the reimagining of the posthuman condition, and for questions of becoming, origin and mutation in relation to capitalism, finance and futurity." - Kodwo Eshun”