This Ann Arbor label has been dropping great underground electronic music for over a decade. Opening its doors in 1999, the label started out when Sam Valenti, a college student who had been digging into the Detroit electronic scene, met Matthew Dear at a house party. The two struck up a friendship and soon Valenti founded Ghostly and released the first 12” from Matthew Dear, “Hands Up For Detroit.”
By the early 2000s, the label had established itself with releases from Mullinix, Dabrye, James Cotton and others. In 2002, Ghostly dropped the compilation album, Disco Nouveau, which was an influential compilation for the emerging electroclash movement. The album took inspiration from Giorgio Moroder’s Italo Disco sound of the late 70s and early 80s. Check out Perspects’ contribution to the comp, “They Keep Dancing”:
Ghostly continues to unleash great music. Some of the standout artists on the label now include School of Seven Bells, Com Truise, Gold Panda, Mux Mool, Matthew Dear, Tycho, Lusine and Shigeto. Check out some great recent cuts from the Ghostly International camp below!
– Submitted by Justin Main, Music Design