HomeSick “Isolation Tape”
Rising Footwork and experimental producer, HomeSick has shared the live audio-visual clip of his EP, ISOLATION TAPE. The unique EP was released on the 11th of December via BSTS while the audio-visual masterpiece was premiered via Magnetic Magazine. Aside from his visual masterpieces, the producer is best known for his distinctive stage presence, travelling across China, Europe and North America and appearing at well-known festivals such as Sonar Music Festival and Future Forest amongst others. HomeSick has seen support from the likes of VICE, DJ Mag, CBC, Boiler Room, MUTEK and Red Bull Music Academy with a guest mix for Rinse FM.
While Shaun Lodestar, aka HomeSick, is from and based in Calgary, Canada, he studied in France at the Red Bull Music Academy. Recently, HomeSick has gotten into the artistic applications of cutting edge Machine Learning technologies as they apply to visual art and music production and is actively juggling projects exploiting these groundbreaking technologies. When seeking inspiration for his unique stylings, HomeSick turns to the likes of DJ Rashad, Traxman, Yves Tumor, Death Grips, Throbbing Gristle. As such, his footwork stylings can be compared to legends in the field such as Traxman, Machinedrum, RP Boo and DJ Rashad.
A psychedelic journey of footwork stylings meeting distorted imagery and heavily edited film, the live video for ISOLATION TAPE embraces surrealism and absurdism. HomeSick guides his subjects down a line of abstract thought, inviting you to question reality while the rampant basslines find a home within your pulse. Enchantingly erratic, the EP provides auditory and visual escapism within one swoop.
HomeSick reveals a little about the creation of the audio-visual project. “ISOLATION TAPE was my first project using machine learning tools to create both the audio and visual works. Between the creation of the 32-minute audio-visual mixtape and the 7 classic-juke inspired tracks, this project has been the most rewarding so far. I hope you enjoy it.”