Hey, thanks for the interest.
First off, to be totally clear, our music is only tenuously associated with Witch House and a good number of fans of that genre would probably argue that we simply aren’t WH any more at all. However, we were heavily inspired and welcomed by the scene from the very start and are still extremely proud and pleased with the friends and fans we made through those associations. So we’ve never made a point to distance ourselves from the Witch House scene because we still consider them family.
To answer your question on the name, there’s a bit of debate over the history but most accredit it to Travis Egedy (aka Pictureplane), who jokingly used the term when describing the dark electronic music he was making with his friends. Shortly after using the term for a Pitchfork review of Pictureplane’s recent album, the Witch House genre name quickly became associated with the music of artists like White Ring, Balam Acab, oOoOO, Creep, Salem, etc.
So there’s not really a very good answer other than that Pictureplane thought it was a funny way to describe his spooky house music and Pitchfork took it and ran with it.
We would also add that the artists that have since identified with the tag have gone on to create their own unique sound completely unrelated to the historical context.
Hope that helps a little, thanks again for the question!
Guest mix for Nightmares and 808s!
We were asked to create a collection of our own releases - so you may be familiar with all of the songs included. Still, it hopefully serves as a great little retrospective!
Enjoy. And be sure to follow Nightmares and 808s youtube channel for many more great mixes and track selections.
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