After fifteen solid releases, breakthrough label Items & Things has a proven record of speed and precision in their ability to charge into the cutting edge electronic music market. This summer Magda, Troy Pierce, Marc Houle and the gang will take a graceful leap into a smorgasbord of original tracks with their first collective compilation out on July 13, 2012.
The four-piece vinyl box set is called VARIABLES, and comes in elaborate design and packaging, featuring a die-cut box from special textured material and 180g cream-colored vinyls. The track listing includes heavy hitting contributions from new friends, familiar faces, and Items & Things artists alike.
For this compilation, Items & Things invites a few new friends to shake things up. The New York hyped Throne of Blood creators Populette and Playhouse’s stylish electro dream team, Rework, whip up a special exceptional batch for their first label appearance.
Label compadres Jimmy Edgar, Miro Pajic and Andy Martin will make their second appearances on the compilation. Detroit phenomenon Jimmy Edgar first released the “Funktion Of Your Love” EP on I&T in 2009, while Andy Martin took part in “Various Items” release in 2011. Earlier this year, Berlin-based producer talent Miro Pajic also appeared on the B-side of Marc Houle’s “Undercover” single with his remix.
On the home team roster, Tomas More, Click Box, Madato, Danny Benedettini and newcomers Howard Watson and NYMA surprise us with a few new tricks as they unleash their summer sounds.
Each track is fresh, fun and tailored to the summer season, bearing unique and funky musical traits unearthing the producers’ personalities. Naturally, a compilation of such high caliber wouldn’t pass through without a corresponding mix CD and for that, Items & Things has put Magda on the job. The mix CD is available here.
01 (A1): Miro Pajic – Love Love Love
02 (A2): Click Box – One
03 (B1): Troy + Reka – Collapsed
04 (B2): Jimmy Edgar – Black Neon Dance Floor
05 (C1): Danny Benedettini – Spooky Little Girl
06 (C2): Populette – Hell’s Pass
07 (D): Howard Watson – Keep Away
08 (E1): Nyma – Brain Crunch
09 (E2): Magda – One Way
10 (F1): Rework – Tell Me Why
11 (F2): Marc Houle – Villain Of The Dancefloor
12 (G1): Troy Pierce – Don’t Stop, Continue
13 (G2): Andy Martin – Hexahedron
14 (H1): Tomas More – Ice to Ice
15 (H2): Madato – Slow
16: Nyma – In The Mirror
17: Danny Benedettini – Mellow Lips
Release date: July 13, 2012