The Rapture were responsible for the inaugural Tapes selection back in the Autumn of 2008, a pretty decent excursion through party music that veers from Ghostface Killah to Richie Havens via Armand Van Helden and Syclops (fyi The Rapture: if you’re reading this, new music soon please?)
Given that !K7’s concept behind the tape series is a glorified mixtape where the chosen artist is entrusted with everything from finessing the tracklist to providing the artwork (with Cordell opting for a theme of pink pachyderms) it’s understandable why the Berlin imprint has taken two years to identify the artist for the second volume.
The Big Pink were amongst the most hyped bands to emerge last year, with their debut album A Brief History Of Love justifying the blog and press hoopla with impressive sales. Amusingly, the bands reputation for taking no prisoners sonically extended to the physcial realm when singer Robbie Furze sparked a goading gig attendee in Atlanta earlier this year.
For his Tapes mix, Milo has handpicked a selection of music that strays between the more avant garde end of the dubstep spectrum (Joker and Balam Acab) and Juno Plus favourites such as Gang Gang Dance, Actress and Salem as well as a healthy dose of what fans of pigeonholing and sub genres puzzlingly refer to as Witch House.
1. GR†LLGR†LL – Slow Dancing
2. Love Distance – Move On The Rain
3. Gang Gang Dance – Ego War
4. Joker – Snake Eater
5. Active Child – Body Heat (So Far Away)
6. Henny Moan – Vreg Dreams (Little Slow Mix)
7. Sewn Leather – Smoke Ov The Pvnk
8. Balam Acab – See Birds
9. yusuf b – kiss the nite
10. ZVA – Nothing
11. No Bra – Minger (These New Puritans Remix)
12. jj – Let Go
13. Salem – Dirt
14. Light Asylum – Shallow Tears
15. The Big Pink – Velvet (BDG Remix By Gang Gang Dance)
16. Actress – Hubble
17. oOoOO – Mumbai
18. The xx – Fantasy
19. Horse Macgyver – Tetanus Wine
!K7 release Tapes on October 18, go to the offical release website for (not much more) information