RELEVANT PARTIES cassette release
To accompany RELEVANT PARTIES – A capsule compilation, we asked each participating label to conduct a mix for a series of limited edition cassette tapes, which are now available from our online shop and stores around the globe.
For Japanese imprint Jazzy Sport, Sendai-based DJ and producer DJ Mitsu The Beat dug deep into the label’s catalogue and produced a mix that displays Jazzy Sport’s variety of soul-laden music, produced by himself and other Japanese artists, including Grooveman Spot and Cro-Magnon, as well as US-producers like Sa-Ra, DJ Spinna and Steve Spacek.
The tape from New York label DFA features the multicolored music of experimental musician Eric Copeland – the man behind the DFA design for the RELEVANT PARTIES. The mix was conducted by long-standing DFA artist Juan Maclean last summer in Brooklyn, NYC.
Staying in New York, Ghostly artist Michna also recorded his mix last summer. His cassette explores the different stylistic avenues of Detroit-born Ghostly International, featuring music by the likes of Avalon Emerson, Shigeto, Dabrye, Lusine, Xeno & Oaklander and more.
Munich-based label Public Possession is represented by the label’s managers Valentino Betz and Marvin Schuhmann, aka Public Possession DJs. They provided an adventurous mix that flits from house to free-wheeling electronics and relaxed musical spheres, by producers such as Bell Towers, Eden Burns, Wolfram, DJ City and Obalski.
Legendary UK independent record label Ninja Tune, run by Coldcut members Matt Black and Jonathan More, prepared a cassette, that focuses on their contemporary output with music by Sampa The Great, Jayda G, Floating Points, Bonobo, Peggy Gou, Helena Hauff and Swedish avant-garde pop band Little Dragon.
The final tape comes from Los Angeles-based Hip Hop tastemakers Stones Throw. Conducted by the label’s head-honcho Peanut Butter Wolf, it brings together released and unreleased Hip Hop, soul, jazz, boogie and odd pop sensations by Steve Arrington, James Pants, Sudan Archives, MNDSGN, Kiefer and Frankie Reyes.