The first of a new series of VA releases, Casting Shadows reimagines archival music through the eyes of our favourite DJs. Each volume is overseen by a different selector, inviting us to look through the peephole of their crates.
Cutting the ribbon, we invite German luminary Mick Wills. Active over 3 decades, a perennial influence and looming figure across the wave and techno scenes.
Wills refashions 3 of his favourites, giving them the trademark ‘Cut’ treatment for tender floors worldwide.
The first track sees a crucially overlooked Baby Red Torres number 7” fully expanded to 5 am percussive meltdown business.
Next up synth-botherer Paul Nagle sees his early tape emission‘The Mesomeric Effect’ re-cut by cool hand Mick, coming in hot & throbbing in all the right ways.
Closing on a dramatic note, Kehrschliefe’s Leonid Brezhnev (previously on Polytechnic Youth) is opened up, ripped apart and smartly re-dressed, oozing class and menace.
3 cuts your way from one of our favourite basement surgeons. Look out for the second volume of Casting Shadows, carefully compiled by an interplanetary presence .
released June 26, 2019
Stiller's Reprise written by Olaf Stephenson, originally published on Cosmic Fox.
The Mesomeric Effect written by Paul Nagle, originally published on YHR Tapes.
Leonid Brezhnev written by Allan Murphy, originally published on Polytechnic Youth.
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Mastered by Alden Tyrell.