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Remembering 4 Electronic Musicians Lost In The Oakland Warehouse Fire

Dec 9, 2016
Originally published on December 12, 2016 9:35 am

It has been a week since a massive fire in Oakland, Calif., claimed the lives of 36 people at a party in a warehouse. "Ghost Ship," as the space was known, was an artist community and music venue, and many of the people who attended the concert the night of last week's deadly fire were up-and-coming electronic music artists.

Among those who died that night are electronic musicians Johnny Igaz, Cash Askew, Chelsea Faith and Travis Hough. Igaz's project goes by the name of Nackt. Askew was a member of the Bay Area group Them Are Us Too. Faith's project is called Cherushii; Hough was in the Oakland-based band Ghost of Lightning.

Some of our friends at Youth Radio call the Oakland arts scene home, and they have chosen to honor these four musicians by producing a sampling of their music. Hear the mini-mix at the audio link; find the full songs in the playlist below.

This mix was produced by Cari Campbell and Brandon McFarland of Youth Radio.

Copyright 2016 Youth Radio. To see more, visit Youth Radio.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

It's been a week since a massive fire broke out at a warehouse in Oakland, Calif. Thirty-six people were killed. The warehouse was called Ghost Ship. It was an underground art scene. At the time of the fire, it was hosting an electronic music concert. Some of the people who died were up-and-coming musicians. We have a sampling now of some of their music produced by our friends at Youth Radio, who are based in Oakland.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "WILD ABANDON")

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER #1: (Singing) Got me (ph), got me, got me, got me, got me, got me, got me, got me (unintelligible), got me, got me, got me, got me, got me, got me, got me, got me (unintelligible).

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL DAY")

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER #2: (Singing) All day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all day, all, all day, all day.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "ALL THE PLEASANTRIES")

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER #3: (Singing) Will you still stay with me, be brave with me? We'll walk this road together.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "US NOW")

UNIDENTIFIED SINGER #4: (Singing, inaudible) - when days go by (inaudible).

CORNISH: That was the music of Chelsea Faith Dolan, known as Cherushii, Johnny Igaz, known as Nackt, Travis Hough of the group Ghost of Lightning and Cash Askew, a member of Them Are Us Too. They all died in the warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif., last week. That mix was produced by Cari Campbell and Brandon McFarland of Youth Radio. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.