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Ascent​/​Descent EP

by Christina Chatfield

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jakeonfire
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jakeonfire this is acid. very good acid. daaamn. nice, Christina.
ltdaaan
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ltdaaan Super groover full of space and character! Favorite track: Energies (Lily Ackerman's Wormhole Mix).
Aryana Farsai
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Aryana Farsai Christina Chatfield is opening doors of perception with her unique musical offerings. Favorite track: Descent (Original Mix).
dumplings x dancefloors
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dumplings x dancefloors Christina’s signature stripped-back, acid-laden style was the soundtrack to some of my most formative musical moments at AYLI parties in the Bay Area. This record instantly transports me back to a hazy Monarch basement circa 2013 as she opens up for the iconic Voices FromThe Lake with one of her formidable live sets <3 Favorite track: Descent (Original Mix).
cherub420
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cherub420 Amazing collection tailored to fit your darker rave fantasies. No hard slap across your face will make you glow the way this album does it... thanks so much AYLI!!! Favorite track: Descent (Original Mix).
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    A1: Ascent (Original Mix)
    A2: Ascent (Tin Man's All Hearts Mix)
    B1: Ascent (Noncompliant's Persist Mix)
    B2: Descent (Original Mix)
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    AYLI’s long-awaited label, As You Like It Recordings, promises to support Bay Area artist culture and music worldwide. Christina Chatfield's inaugural release, "Ascent/Descent EP," is a fresh take on the classic acid sound which encapsulates this drive with remixes from TIN MAN, Noncompliant, Lily Ackerman, and Tape Ghost.

    Includes 12" Vinyl EP + High Quality Bombproof circular AYLI logo sticker make by The Sticky Brand - high-end stickers printed with eco-solvent ink made to withstand years of outdoor durability.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ascent/Descent EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Ascent/Descent EP 12" Vinyl + AYLI Slipmats (Pair) + High Quality Bombproof AYLI sticker
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    (Currently unavailable - more slipmats on order, check back soon.) Includes 12" Vinyl EP + AYLI Logo Slipmats (Pair) + High Quality Bombproof circular AYLI logo sticker make by The Sticky Brand - high-end stickers printed with eco-solvent ink made to withstand years of outdoor durability.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ascent/Descent EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one woman in her time plays many parts.
As a teenage raver, Christina Chatfield followed the party state-to-state, zigzagging across the Midwest, devouring exciting new beats and culture.
"I knew early on that I wanted to make the music I loved hearing so much, and wanted to contribute to that scene," Chatfield said in a recent interview with journalist Chris Zaldua.
Her love of music led her to Boston to study sound design at Berklee College of Music.
The pursuit of a career led to a San Francisco move and, shortly after, a pairing with As You Like It (AYLI), becoming a resident live artist since the party's inception.
After a decade of quarterly performances alongside many of their most influential guests, amongst them Voices From The Lake (LIVE), Metro Area (LIVE), Luke Vibert, Omar S, Ben Klock, Todd Terje (LIVE), Maurice Fulton and DJ Qu, her next part was inevitable.
A stripped-back fresh take on the classic 303 sound, influenced by the Midwest rave that birthed her, helped to define the AYLI sound.
“Ascent / Descent EP" — the debut release on As You Like It Recordings — finds Chatfield playing a new part.
The tragic loss of community members in Oakland's 2016 Ghost Ship Fire brought a new sense of purpose to the AYLI team: support Bay Area artist culture worldwide through the launch of a record label.
As You Like It Recordings forges a new path with Christina’s EP leading the way.
It was inevitable that Chatfield would be the debut artist on the project.
The vinyl includes title tracks, “Ascent” and “Descent,” alongside a house-pressed “Ascent” by Vienna’s Tin Man and a jackin’ techno funk twist on “Ascent” by Indianapolis’ Noncompliant.
The digital release includes additional original productions,“Energies” and “Flutters,” and two additional remixes, a wormhole deepdive of “Energies” by Berlin by way of San Francisco’s Lily Ackerman, and a moody, ethereal after-hours burner take on “Descent” by Oakland’s Tape Ghost.
Chatfield and As You Like It invite you to join them in ascending to new heights.

Mastered and cut by Dietrich Schoenemann at Complete Mastering. 155 gram deluxe vinyl pressed at Burlington Record Plant. Vinyl self-distributed in the USA, worldwide vinyl distribution by Lobster Theremin. Worldwide digital distribution by Paradise Distribution.

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released November 27, 2020

Written and Produced by: Christina Chatfield
Track 2 remix by: Johannes Auvinen
Track 3 remix by: Lisa Smith
Track 5 remix by: Tape Ghost (digital only)
Track 7 remix by: Lily Ackerman (digital only)

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As You Like It Recordings, an imprint of As You Like It, fosters and amplifies the diverse Bay Area artist community, releasing cutting-edge sounds through a multifaceted collaborative platform that strives for timelessness.

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