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Xosar

Using an arsenal of analog synthesizers, Sheela Rahman generates lo-fi experimental home and techno beneath the name Xosar. Her monitors range between dark, grainy free-form jams to even more playful “surfer home” monitors to psychic explorations motivated by her desire for the paranormal. Her musical affects range between Detroit techno to commercial pioneers Throbbing Gristle to dark steel. Originally from San Jose, California, she examined neuropsychology in university before engaging in graphical design and music creation. She transferred to The Hague, Netherlands in 2011 and resided with Danny Wolfers (Legowelt); the pair’s home contained five areas filled with synthesizers. From 2012, Rahman released many well-received 12″s as Xosar on brands such as for example L.We.E.S., Hurry Hour, and Crème Company. She also collaborated with Wolfers beneath the brands Xamiga and Trackman Lafonte & Bonquiqui. Rahman transferred to Berlin in 2014 and continuing releasing 12″s and a digital full-length entitled Psychick Justice. In 2015, she released her debut vinyl fabric LP, RELEASE, on Dark Opal. She also collaborated with Luke Wyatt (Torn Hawk) beneath the name Body Equipment, founded her very own Gyrocyre label, and released another digital record, Holographic Matrix. The initial Gyrocyre discharge, Xosar’s Present Yourself EP, found its way to 2016.

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