Gallerie Bio

Gallerie is the management collaboration between independent record label owner, Jeff Bratton, and music lawyer Matt Cuttler. The company was newly created to provide a home for artists who straddle the worlds of modern music and pop culture. Gallerie is part of Cascine and is based in NY and LA.

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Baltra

NY-based dance producer Michael Baltra creates ruff-hewn house music that feels otherworldly and emotive. Set against a bedrock of distinctive drum programming, Baltra tracks unfold in a swirl of introspective melodies and spoken word vocals. The combination is haunting – dancefloors bathed in black magic, rain-wet sidewalks reflecting the glow of swaying streetlights.

A Philadelphia native, Baltra’s ascent has only begun. His DJ sets at NYC mainstays Bossa Nova, China Chalet and Halcyon are perpetually jammed, and his touring schedule takes him to cities around the world. To date, his release history counts records for STEP, Of Paradise, Halcyon, Craigie Knowes, Hokkaido Dance Club and Neo Violence.

The past year has seen Baltra become a respected member of an insider scene that represents the raw energy of NYC, while pushing past it with his trademark ability to imbue his rugged productions with a sense of sophistication.

Com Truise

Com Truise is the nom de guerre of producer and designer Seth Haley, raised in upstate NY and currently working out of LA. His synth and sci-fi-obsessed records are as infectious as they are expansive. From his breakout EP in 2010, Cyanide Sisters, to his first LP for Ghostly in 2011, Galactic Melt, and his numerous EPs, remixes and collections to follow, Com Truise has refined his singular style of melodic beat music. Each piece ties together his ideas of synth-wave and slow-motion funk amidst a glowing backdrop of rich, nostalgic pathos.

Though undoubtedly influenced by his parents' record collections and old, faded product design, the Com Truise project doesn't only pull from the past. Hints of Joy Division, New Order and Cocteau Twins bubble up in every prismatic piece, but it's as if they're processed through a waterlogged game console - warped, cybernetic and high-definition. Uniquely, Com Truise sounds both familiar and uncanny, and always handmade.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

Raised on Orcas Island off the coast of Washington state, Kaitlyn's compositions are surreal yet rooted in nature. By combining the organic elements of her upbringing with the technological prowess gained from her studies at Berklee College of Music, Kaitlyn's impact on modern music is distinct and significant.

Throughout her youth, Kaitlyn experimented with various instruments before having a chance encounter with the Buchla 100 synthesizer — an instrument that instantly reoriented her musical sensibilities and put her on the path she's become globally recognized for. Kaitlyn's upward trajectory was later cemented with the release of her 2015 full-length, Euclid, on Western Vinyl.

2016 saw the launch of her celebrated album, EARS, as well as a collaboration with new age pioneer Suzanne Ciani, earning her numerous best-of nods by the likes of Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone and SPIN. Kaitlyn continues writing, collaborating and composing, with plans to release new music and embark on a worldwide tour in fall 2017.

Kristin Kontrol

After eight years as the driving force behind celebrated rock outfit Dum Dum Girls, Kristin stepped out from behind the pseudonym. More quantum leap than artistic pivot, she recorded her solo debut in collaboration with producers Kurt Feldman and Andrew Miller. In summer 2016, X-Communicate was released via her longtime label home, Sub Pop, to much critical praise. Highlighting the singular quality of Kristin’s voice and songwriting, the album moves between tempo and mood, using genre rather than adhering to it.

During her years fronting Dum Dum Girls, Kristin’s achievements were many: TV performances on Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman, countless positive album reviews including three 8+ write-ups on Pitchfork, magazine covers, worldwide tours and a collaboration with author, Brett Easton Ellis.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Field Day 2017
May 22, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith prepares to perform on the Resident Advisor stage at London's Field Day festival on Saturday, June 3. 

Baltra - RVNG Peaceful Protest Comp
May 18, 2017

Baltra contributes a long-running track to RVNG Intl's meditation space soundtrack for Moogfest. All proceeds go directly to the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

Kristin Kontrol - NTS
May 17, 2017

Kristin Kontrol hosts her inaugural NTS Radio show, live from their new studio in LA.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Red Bull Music
May 2, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith teams up with Red Bull Music to share a behind-the-scenes video of her studio and recording process.

Baltra - Dis Aura
April 18, 2017

Curated visuals by @hurfyd compliment a deep cut from Baltra’s Short Term Goals 12” out May 15th on Tape Throb.

Com Truise - Tour w/ Clark
April 14, 2017

Com Truise hits the road on a co-headline tour with Warp's Clark, starting May. A split Com Truise / Clark 12" available exclusively at the shows. 

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - FORM Arcosanti
April 10, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith performs live at the FORM Arcosanti festival Friday, May 12.

Baltra - DJ Seinfeld Collab
April 7, 2017

Baltra and DJ Seinfeld team up to deliver deep house gem, 'If You Wanted Me'. 

Com Truise - New Album Announced
April 5, 2017

Com Truise announces new album Iteration, on longtime label home Ghostly. Listen to lead single 'Memory' on Billboard and FACT.

Kristin Kontrol - Tours w/ Chairlift
March 24, 2017

Kristin hits the road supporting Chairlift on their farewell tour

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Scores Google Video Series
March 20, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith scores a 360-degree video series from Google, “The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks.”

Com Truise - In Decay Repress
March 17, 2017

Ghostly represses a run of 4,000 limited edition 12”s of In Decay, a compilation of unreleased + early recordings. 

Kristin Kontrol - Red Bull Radio
March 10, 2017

Kristin hangs with Red Bull Radio to talk about what inspired her to put down the guitar and pick up a synth in their popular interview series, Headphone Highlights. 

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - NTS Radio
March 9, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith joins the NTS Radio family for a monthly radio show, Fridays 12 - 2 p.m. PT.

Baltra - Dummy Mix
March 6, 2017

Baltra delivers an exclusive mix for Dummy comprised completely of his own forthcoming material.

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - 'Riparian' Video
March 4, 2017

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith releases the video for 'Riparian', an unreleased track from the EARS archive.

Kristin Kontrol - NYFW @ Ludlow House
March 3, 2017

Kristin performs an intimate set for Fashion Week @ NY's Ludlow House.

Baltra - Rearview
March 2, 2017

Baltra closes 2016 with two tracks for Halcyon's I Do Not Know imprint, saying: Here are 2 new jams that I hope will get you through the end of this year & safely into the next. They were inspired by a tumultuous 2016 and are thus heart-felt to the core ♡♡♡

Kristin Kontrol - Baby Are You In?
March 1, 2017

Kristin drops B-side, 'Baby Are You In?', influenced by the nebulous aggression of Evil Heat-era Primal Scream. The song comes from the X-Communicate recording sessions.