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The Two Worlds of Katery

Katery (Courtesy of Eric Alper)

From Donna Missal to Amon Amarth

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Print star Katery told us that, “My message is to tell the people that we can save the world together. That’s the message of the whole album. So for this introduction of the story, I just wanted to explain that we are two groups of people. The first one, we are these cyborgs that are looking for time capsules in these different civilizations. Post-apocalyptic civilizations and planets, all around the universe. When we get to this dystopian planet, it’s Earth, and we get to know these hooded people. We think they want the time capsule but they don’t, they want to murder another guy because that’s the bad guy. I’m giving you a lot of information, but all this information is going to be in the other videos. This is only the introduction of the story. You can see the characters, and that they are two different groups of people. That’s all. That’s the information that you need now.”

In “Not Another DJ,” SOHMI said,“By 2019, I was playing at venues like Sound and Exchange L.A. in addition to some of the more underground warehouse parties. I’ll never forget my first paid gig where I played my friends’ small underground party for maybe 20 or 30 people and got handed a small bit of cash at the end of the night; it wasn’t much, but from that moment on I remember thinking to myself, ‘okay, you get paid to DJ now. This is for real now.’ And I never looked back after that. By the following year in 2020, producing started to catch up to the DJing. I put out my first EP at the top of 2020 and by my second release later that year, my music was being played on BBC Radio 1. Thinking about it all still feels surreal to this day.”



















































































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