That hot little two lettered recognizable label that relaunched five years ago is finally getting a chance to try their hand at the compilation game (or for the first time since 1989’s “In Order To Dance” at least) with R&S’s forthcoming IOTDXI collection.
The first half consists of some pristine dancefloor moments from the last two years – kicking off with Model 500’s “OFI” remixed by Bullion, and also including some James Blake, Lone, Blawan, and Vondelpark tracks that you’ve probably wifed up someone on the dancefloor to.
The second CD is full of unreleased material from the R&S camp, including this stony, rustling static anthem from Pariah that kind of sounds like someone’s chipping away at a stone tablet in the middle of a wheat field. It’s only at about the four minute mark that things start feeling a little hectic, rising distorted horns slowly drowning out all the other sound. Hear this on a good set of speakers ASAP.
IOTDXI is out on October 31st.
Tracklisting after the jump:
Vondelpark’s take on things come off sounding a whole lot more optimistic though. Catch them performing live for Boiler Room broadcast on Tues 21st June as part of an R&S Records showcase.