Future Stars 3: CalArts Students Featured on New Album from John Tejada

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On May 5, nonprofit UK record label Touched Music released John Tejada Presents Future Stars 3, the third compilation album featuring original works by CalArts students in electronic music producer and composer Tejada’s Advanced Electronic Music Production spring 2022 class. 

More about the album from the 2022 CalArts Expo site:

Back in 2020, John Tejada, a frequent guest on Touched Music compilations had the idea of turning his CalArts spring course “Advanced Electronic Music Production” final project into a compilation album for an established label. Future Stars 3, now in its 3rd year, features 19 of Tejada’s students at their best as well as “Overtime,” an original exclusive by Tejada himself. The styles range from ambient pieces such as Mason Moy’s “Lobster Boil,” wonderfully deep songwriting by March Adstrum, vintage house by Joey Sample, a rinsed out amen jungle roller by Salgado, to future electronic experiments by Essvus and everything in between. In all 19 new wonderful producers bring us into their world, using music technology, to give us their take on what the future of music should sound like. 

The 20-track album is available for streaming on major platforms and was sold exclusively as a limited-edition CD through Bandcamp. Proceeds from CD sales benefitted Macmillan Cancer Support in the UK.

An established electronic music composer and DJ, Tejada has released numerous albums on labels like Kompakt, Pokerflat, Cocoon, Plug Research Seventh City, and his own label, Palette Recordings, since 1996. Through his collaboration with comedian and musician Reggie Watts as Wajatta, the duo released the albums Casual High Technology (Comedy Dynamics) in 2018, Don’t Let Get You Down (Brainfeeder) in 2020, and most recently the 2021 EP Do You Even Care Anymore? (Brainfeeder).

Listen to John Tejada Presents Future Stars 3 below:

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PUBLISHED BY Taya Zoormandan

As digital content and social media producer, Taya enjoys lifting up the stories and accomplishments of CalArts' students, alums, and faculty. She fancies herself a visual artist but is really more of an overzealous collector of art supplies.

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