Longstocking House Producer & DJ headquartered out of Seattle brings new EP
Longstocking, Seattle dance producer and resident DJ at the MonkeyLoft in Seattle, is back after topping the Beatport Top 100 charts with her debut release, Pleasure Fodder, in 2020, with a #1 in Deep House, #2 in Minimal Deep Tech, #3 in House and #19 for the Global Top 100.
“For a DJ, especially in this genre, albums are more or less a calling card, to get people interested in the music and then coming to hear it performed live,” Longstocking said. “I hope everyone enjoys the album right now at home, but later they will be able to get a whole new experience at the club with hundreds of others.”
To answer to this early success, Longstocking drops a full length album with collaborations with fellow transgender artists Hanssen, of KEXP & Jacob London, and Baby Weight, label boss of Chub Rub Music. West Coast underground label, Late Night Munchies, has been topping the Beatport charts across the board regularly as of late, so the Troupe album is highly anticipated.
Tracks from the album have already been rinsed or supported by an impressive roster: Worthy, Kevin Knapp, Tony H, Shiba San, N808, KC Wray, NiQW, Antdadope and Don Rimini to name a few. This momentum only grew with the surprise premiere of a music video for the title track, Troupe. This track is one for the dancers and it shows.
The video was shot on location in Kingston, Jamaica, with modern, reggaeton and dancehall styles of dance, which is a refreshing change much needed in House Music. Longstocking is part of growing current back to the BIPOC/Queer/Gender Queer roots of House Music. Expect to see her European break out in the near future.
“When you see the video, you see how much of this track, and really the whole album, is geared toward dancers,” Longstocking explained. “We knew we needed to take a fresh approach with this video, so combining these dance styles against the backdrop of this amazing location, was the way we found to hopefully showcase how much this album is really a vehicle for dance, whether in the club or home alone in your living room. Hence the name “Troupe.”