The Night System EP is released in January.

Johnny Igaz aka Nackt will get his first 12″ release next month on The Nite Owl Diner, the label run by Chrissy and Alex Burkat.

Igaz was one of the victims of the recent Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, where he had been booked to DJ. He was a resident at San Francisco’s As You Like It party, and released a cassette on 100% Silk in 2015.

As RA reports, the four-track Night System EP was planned before the tragedy in Oakland, and straddles “the line between house and techno (with a healthy dose of acid for good measure).”

“When Johnny first sent us a batch of tracks we were really impressed, and Alex [Burkat] and I jumped at the chance to release them,” Chrissy told RA.

“I’ve gotten to know Johnny over the last couple of years, and I’ve always been struck by what a kind, genuine, generous guy he is—exactly the type of person we try to work with at The Nite Owl Diner.

“I was heartbroken to hear of Johnny’s passing in the Ghost Ship fire, as are so many other people in the scene whose lives he touched. Needless to say, this has put our next release in a new light. It’s not just another Nite Owl Diner 12-inch anymore, but a memorial to our friend. We hope we can do Nackt and his music justice.”

The label has also been in touch with Igaz’s friends and collaborators to “make sure all the details are right.”

Night System is released on January 13. Listen to the title track below.

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