Isis Graham

Real Name:
Isis Graham
As the modern era of dance music dawned in the mid 90s, a teenaged Isis Graham (Esette) glued herself to MuchMusic's Electric Circus and absorbed every beat of the house music boom. Every instant moved her to the core of her being: the rainbow of lights, the writhing bodies, the headphoned maestros on the decks. And most of all, that beat. That relentless roll and cycle of kick and snare, hat and keys, bass and vocal, elevating her soul and moving her body in her bedroom all alone.

That same teenaged Isis still lives on in the body and mind of one of Calgary's stalwart hubs of community and music. If she ever reflects on that first tentative moment gracing the decks in a warehouse in 1999, does she feel the circle closing? Does she know that the local scene ringleaders she looked up to then, pulling together musicians and artists to create communal spaces of communication and expression, are now her?

Music is one thing, and community another, but for Ms. Graham the two are mutually and irrevocably linked. As an ardent believer that progress for one means progress for all, Isis spends as much time tweaking EQs as she spends meeting, collaborating and planning with her musical peers. Ten years of promoting women in dance music as one engine behind Girls On Decks are already behind her (with another lifetimes worth of years ahead), residencies and relationships from gay bars to raves notch her belt, and a current residency at Habitat Living Sound includes not only a monthly night of soulful, techy, deep house, Nu*Movement, but a groundbreaking collaborative music production and networking effort called Studio Social.

At the root of it all is the music. The hypnotic, spiritual, relentless music. After collaborating with Western Canadian mainstay Neighbour in 2008, the releases have been coming fast and furious, and only barreling faster as she takes up a leading A/R spot at recently revived Calgary label Substation Recordings. Her sounds are widely strewn across the spectrum of house and independent music – techno and bass are as likely as intimate songwriting fare, and her samples and vibes range from the funky to the deep and back again. The music that drives Isis feeds her soul, and vice versa, and that interplay of perpetual motion will keep this dynamic woman a key piece of Western Canada's musical puzzle for as many years as she can muster.
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Singles & EPs

00E Isis Graham - The Color Crush EP album art Neighbour And Isis* Neighbour And Isis* - The Color Crush EP(12", EP) Alphabet Music (2) 00E US 2008 Sell This Version
SUB030 Isis Graham - Isis Graham & Haakonsen EP album art Isis Graham, Haakonsen Isis Graham, Haakonsen - Isis Graham & Haakonsen EP(File, MP3, WAV, EP) Substation Recordings SUB030 Canada 2014
10071301 Isis Graham - Free  album art Isis Graham Free (File, MP3, WAV, Single) Flavorite 10071301 Canada 2014
SUB043 Isis Graham - You EP album art Isis Graham You EP(File, MP3, WAV, EP) Substation Recordings SUB043 Canada 2015


TYCD12 Isis Graham - Subsonic Warfare Volume 1 album art Isis Graham Subsonic Warfare Volume 1(File, MP3, WAV, Comp) Tycho Records TYCD12 Canada 2011
TYCD14 Isis Graham - Music for Japan album art Isis Graham Music for Japan(File, MP3, WAV, Comp) Tycho Records TYCD14 Canada 2011
NRR001 Isis Graham - The Launch EP album art Isis Graham The Launch EP(File, MP3, WAV, Comp) Northrock Records NRR001 Canada 2013


TYCD17 Isis Graham - Tychology Vol 1  album art Isis Graham Tychology Vol 1 (File, MP3, WAV) Tycho Records TYCD17 Canada 2011
MLR011 Isis Graham - Thelma & Louise EP album art Isis Graham, Krystle Love B Isis Graham, Krystle Love B - Thelma & Louise EP(File, MP3, WAV) Moonlight Recordings MLR011 Canada 2014