Soft Touch Express

Soft Touch Express


Accompanying the 3-volume compilation released by Trax Only, recently established queer dance label out of New Orleans, is SOFT TOUCH EXPRESS: THE ZINE - a series of conversations with our contributing artists and reflections from friends familiar with the scene. Get to know the producers’ roots, what motivates them, what they’ve been meditating on, and their artistic process.

So many of our ideas stem from intimate moments shared on loud, crowded dance floors. A year into this “new normal” and the world is dramatically different for anyone involved in dance music: the uncertainty caused by the pandemic and the mass upheaval against racial inequality have made conversations about the future of our scene more urgent. We believe in the importance of creating space for discourse about nightlife and how to make it more sustainable for everyone, not just a select few. This project is an attempt to amplify the voices of those in our community - a moment to analyze why we do what we do, what we love about it, and how to grow it beyond ourselves.


  • Shaun J Wright
  • Olive T
  • Five
  • Sappho & Damon Boucher
  • Love Letters ft. LXS
  • Kim Anh
  • Jacob Meehan
  • Juana
  • Bézier
  • Ariel Zetina
  • Jasmine Infiniti
  • and many more!