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COMFORT Radio is a new outlet curated by Brooklyn resident, Jorge Balarezo. You may have caught wind of Balarezo from his Discobelle Mix just a few weeks back or, through his outstanding EP for the Curses’ helmed imprint, Safer At Night. Possibly, it was his exclusive track for XLR8R or maybe you’ve caught him live, djing around the big apple at various hot spots. Whatever it is, you’ve arrived… and now, COMFORT Radio is here for you.

With a steady focus on curating Techno Music culture in the New York area, COMFORT Radio will strive to bring you the freshest and deepest mixtapes, editorials, interviews and photo essays on some of the undergrounds brightest talent. Tapped to provide the inaugural installment is Safer At Night co-owner, Total Fitness, who provides an exquisite mix featuring selections from Vin Sol, Tiger Stripes and Axel Bowman. Read the interview HERE and follow COMFORT Radio on your favorite social media:

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Johannes Heil – Kykeon II (TF Don’t Stop Edit)
House of Stank – Tha Freaks (Johnny Fiasco’s Acid Snap Remix)
Big Miz – Good Thing
Axel Boman – Nokturn (Grand Finale)
Midland – Stop (Don’t Let The Beat)
Johannes Albert, Monosoul – Acid Queen (Lauer Acid Louis Mix)
Vin Sol – Off The Chain
BKR Projekt – Buff
Tiger Stripes – Detroit
Cliff Lothar – Bona Feed
Mike Dunn – Can I Turn It Up (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
Tension – Engines (Total Fitness Remix)
Curses – All I Knew

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Jorge Balarezo graces the Discobelle Mix with the latest transmission in our series. He’s laced a 60 minute adventure of deep and moody Techno selections from his home base of New York City, where he lives and works as a member of Curses’ “Safer At Night” collective. Jorge dropped in earlier this season with a stellar debut release for the young imprint, which we covered HERE, and he’s currently working on his latest passion project, COMFORT Radio, which kicks off early next month.

With an emphasis on revisiting Techno Music culture in the New York area, COMFORT Radio will strive to tap the hot bed of burgeoning talent and unify it’s multi- faceted lifestyle through heavily curated selections of photography, interviews and mixtapes. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for that and expect installments from Total Fitness, Peter Fonda, Volvox and Balarezo himeself.

Jorge’s mix for us delivers a diverse cross section of his Techno stylings: something melodic, something hard; something old, something new… essentially, what you’d expect to find at one of his many late night DJ sets across NY. Added bonus: peep this exclusive taste of Curses’ forthcoming tune for Safer At Night, “God In The Dust!”

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Tracklist:

1. Gardens of God — Juno 2
2. Recondite — Caldera
3. Pigon — Beau Monde
4. Moss — Incognito 3
5. RAMPA — Mod
6. &ME — Woods
7. Howling — Signs (Rodhd Remix)
8. Lando — Onwards Upwards
9. JSPR — Left in the Gardens
10. Curses — God in the Dust
11. Radiohead — Reckoner (Cubicolor Remix)

Hot off the presses from burgeoning, NYC collective, Safer At Night, is the debut EP from Peruvian-born producer, Jorge Balarezo. A shimmering and unique debut, the “Influence EP” fits perfectly with Safer At Nights penchant for blending experimental Techno and dance-floor friendly House with the added offering of at least one ambient soundscape per release. The titular tune utilizes chirpy, stuttering percussion, ominous bass swells and subterranean sampling to create an eerie, otherworldly tapestry of tangled beauty.

“Altitude” steps up next to announce it’s intentions of wreaking havoc on dance floors… which it does oh so well. The combination of rocksteady rhythms and pumping bass riffs instill visions of late night gatherings in burned out buildings… post-apcolyptic party goers beating broken slabs of concrete and steel with their jack-booted soles. The ethereal mysticism of “Tropic of Capricorn,” Balarezo’s ambient contribution, draws the EP to it’s close with six minutes of swelling pads, cooing seagulls and cavernous reverbs dripping in dramatic synth lines and mechanical textures.

The “Influence EP” is available now on Beatport, buy it HERE.

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Born in Peru, raised in Costa Rica and now residing in Brooklyn, producer/dj Jorge Balarezo recently released his debut EP “Influence” via the fine NYC label known as Safer At Night.

We here at Discobelle can provide you with an exclusive and spectacular mix from Jorge that spans over 2 hours and is a perfect example of the late night, dark techno/house sounds filled with intricate and brooding melodies, deep and murky basslines which in short is all that we’ve come to expect from the Safer At Night crew.