Shadow Wulf is the ferociously dark cub of the existing house and techno label Wulfpack. The new sister label is founded by producers Aaron Jacobs, Drew Blyther, and Erin Parisi (Crescendoll). They saw an opportunity to fill a void in LA’s underground scene.
Shadow Wulf welcomes raw, grittier genres that tend to be more popular overseas including dark techno and minimal. These sounds have found their U.S. den: Southern California. The founders have set out to collaborate with producers from around the world and provide a twisted auditory landscape for a global audience. Aaron, Drew, and Erin all met separately but found each other through Wulfpack. Debuting their label with the release of VA compilation (out July 31).
Aaron Jacobs established himself as a DJ in the New Mexico dance scene in 2002, holding local residencies and playing the desert circuit before moving to Los Angeles in 2010 where he became an SAE grad. He met Jamie Schwabl and co-founded Wulfpack in 2012 and has since become a substantial force on the West Coast from the festival menagerie to sweaty warehouse parties and sneaky desert events. His worthiness has landed him a residency with the mighty DISTRIKT camp from Burning Man notoriety.
Drew Blyther, a native to California, has spent the last 12 years honing his craft by performing and producing. His skilled ears can be attributed to countless hours working in the studio as well as his graduation from ICON Collective. A background in branding and marketing, along with mentoring DJs and producers on the side, keeps his network growing.
Erin Parisi (Crescendoll) began her DJ career while completing her undergrad in Audio Technology. Her passionate pursuit of work in live sound and music production relocated her to Los Angeles in 2013. Eight years in the LA circuit established Erin as a coveted performer and gifted music producer. Not only an influencer in the underground music scene and desert festival culture she’s also a live sound engineer. A force to be reckoned with, Erin’s dedicated ears are backed with years of training and experience behind mixing boards.
Since connecting in 2013 through 2015, the three artists have been creating together for almost ten years. Each one has acquired strong individual followings and has carved out niches for themselves in the SoCal underground scene. Shadow Wulf’s future releases will heavily represent darker elements and more unique styles. The label’s musical inspiration will draw from countries like Germany, Amsterdam, Romania, and the U.K.
As Shadow Wulf takes its first steps beyond the original label Wulfpack, the two will still share the same intentions for its music. They’ll continue connecting artists both in the U.S. and abroad with diverse releases, underground shows and collaborative social efforts.