Davide Squillace’s label This And That Lab is proud to launch a new series of seasonal Various Artists releases and this first edition features tracks from a broad cross section of artists including Markantonio, SIS, 8281 and Althoff.
There are planned to be four editions of this series a year, each one split into two volumes as “Part A” and “Part B”. With a focus on textures both audible and visual, there is a keen focus on design, and each release will be a combination of fresh talent plus veteran artists.
Matching the four seasons of the year, the series is titled “Spring Summer Fall Winter” and each release has been handpicked by Davide Squillace.
This promo includes Part A of the first edition which opens with Italian techno don Markantonio, whose releases on label’s ranging from Drumcode to his own AnalyticTrail.
Working in collaboration with I Am Bam (Bunny Tiger / Flashmob) their tribal tech house track breaks away from Markantonio’s usual style, and it’s up-tempo vibe sets the dancefloor focused tone for the rest of the LP.
With an instant switch up, the second track is from Crosstown Rebels and Mobilee artist SIS, whose deep and dubby track has a moody atmosphere and stripped back sound.
Track three is from the hotly tipped 8281 who is a relatively secretive artist, but already boasts music signed to Circus Recordings plus Desolat, and his quirky track “Better Know” has a quirky style with melodic synths and a percussive groove.
Althoff is perhaps the least known of the artists on the LP with this arguably being his biggest release to date, but his track “Budva” is one of the best and most prominent with tense synth and a delicate melody. Certainly a talent to keep an eye on, his music has also featured on UNDER TONES and the Vintage Music Label.
Artist: Various Artists
Title: SSFW #1A
Release Date: Friday 20th April 2018
Label: This And That Lab
01. Markantonio, I Am Bam – Last Session
02. SIS – Slef
03. 8281 – Better Know
04. Althoff – Budva