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Kaitlyn Aurelia-Smith Presents: TouchThePlants with GEM

Los Angeles, 19.02.23

With Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Cool Maritime

Composer and modular synth expert Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith presents TouchThePlants on NTS' Los Angeles studio once a month for a round-up of favourites and inspirations from her label TouchThePlants.

Meg Shoemaker aka GEM lives and works in Los Angeles, California. She spends her time curating music happenings, with a pointed focus on deep-listening, and the underlying concept of ceremony. She aims to find a cross-over between music, and the ethereal realms of meditation and ritual.

GEM loves djing vinyl whenever possible. Inspired by the "all-genre" movement coming out of Los Angeles through Leaving Records, and the rich community of artists here, she plays what inspires her with a deep draw to fourth world, ambient, experimental jazz, and new age. That said, when it's time to dance, there is no shortage of disco in her life.