The Witching Hour #1: Shags Chamberlain

WELCOME to The Witching Hour, a brand new podcast exploring new-age and meditation music, healing vibrations, and far-out transmissions. My name is Sophie Miles and for this first ever episode I travelled to LA to track down Melbourne’s own Shags Chamberlain.

Since Shags left Melbourne a few years ago, he’s popped up playing in Ariel Pink and Weyes Blood’s live bands and has been making a name for himself on the LA scene as a studio production wizard and a DJ about town.

I was curious to trace Shags’ journey here, all the way back to Port Fairy: the very quaint, little Victorian seaside village where he grew up. I visited Shags in his rambling Highland Park house where he lives, high among the San Rafael hills in northeast Los Angeles. This is where the Shags studio magic happens. We drank some tea, listened to records, and got into some deep vibes.

Read the full interview with Shags Chamberlain here.

Podcast playlist:

Dimitris Petsetakis – ‘Clearance, Part 2’
Iasos – ‘The Angels of Comfort’
Drugdealer feat. Weyes Blood – ‘Suddenly’
Pink Floyd – ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond parts 1-5’
Pink Floyd – ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond parts 6-9’
The Smallgoods – ‘Now I See The Stars’
Pikelet – ‘Gameland’
Ariel Pink – ‘Every Night I Die At Miyagis’
Ariel Pink – ‘Exile on Frog Street’
Les Baxter – ‘Oasis of Dakhla’
Krakatau – ‘Riddell’s Creek’
Weyes Blood – ‘Be Free’
Aphrodite’s Child – Aegian Sea

(Lead image by Taylor Boylston)

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