Speedy Wunderground announces Year 3 Compilation
Release Date: 27th July 2018
Launch party at The Heavenly Social on Friday 27th July
+ Shares Black Midi b-side
The London-based record label releases its third compilation of its limited edition 7” and one 10” singles on 27th July 2018, via limited edition 12” vinyl and digital formats.
Among those artists / tracks involved in this collection are: the skittering Arthur Russell indebted jam of ‘Running Out’ by Boxed In & Formation; the DNA-rearranging genre-shifting post-punk of Melt Yourself Down; the glacial synth-pop of JW Ridley; and the Sade-meets-PJ Harvey power pop of newcomer DEWEY.
In the strong tradition of breaking their own rules the comp also includes the two tracks from Speedy’s very first double A-Side – MEATDUSCHER aka Meatraffle’s ‘The Bird Song’ (one of Marc Riley’s tracks of the year) and the dirty riffage of Warmduscher’s ‘The Sweet Smell Of Florida’ which also appears on their recent Carey-produced album ‘Whale City’.
For the first time ever – the label also deviated from their strict 7” policy with the epic sprawling 13-minute epic ‘Hyperborea’ from kraut-psychedlia darlings Flamingods – the results of which could only be contained on 10” wax.
Also included (and his second outing on Speedy) is the summery G-funk groove of ‘I’m Gone’ from legendary Detroit Stones Throw rapper Guilty Simpson – laying down his vocals over a beat provided by label head-honcho himself Mr. Dan AKA Dan Carey.
Speedy Wunderground, the label run by Dan Carey alongside Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall is changing. And as always – this evolvement is a natural thing – driven by the artists and more importantly, the music itself.
Whilst the focus is still on the idea of spontaneity – examples like the above are a perfect example of how the imprint is developing.
“The whole idea of Speedy is to be unrestricted,” says Hall, “so although the ‘rules’ themselves have always been slightly tongue-in-cheek there would be a subtle sense of irony in the idea that we were restricted by our own restrictions! So we’re kinda open to anything. That’s the point. As always, the music takes first priority.”
1 – SW016 – Boxed In feat. Formation – Running Out
2 – SW017A – Warmduscher – The Sweet Smell Of Florida
3 – SW017AA – Meatraffle – The Bird Song
4 – SW018 – Melt Yourself Down – Another Weapon
5 – SW019 – Mr Dan feat. Guilty Simpson – I’m Gone
6 – SW020 – JW Ridley – Everything (Deathless)
7 – SW021 – DEWEY – Loch Linnhe
8 – SW022 – Flamingods – Hyperborea
To celebrate the compilation, Speedy Wunderground also exclusively shares the B-side to their most recent 7” release SW024 – from the much-lauded black midi – ‘Savage Gary’s dbdbdb’ (the remixed version of the recently shared A-side ‘bmbmbm’) – only available anywhere else on limited 7”. A dark reworking by enigmatic wunderkind Savage Gary.
black midi – ‘Savage ary’s dbdbdb’:
With an array of other single releases planned and having recently broken another rule – by ordering their very first repress (250 more copies of black midi were ordered after the first pressing sold out in 3 hours!) it is an exciting time to be part of the Wunderground.
The family is getting bigger.
Speedy Wunderground will celebrate the compilation release with a launch party at The Heavenly Social on Friday 27th July. Acts / DJs / special guests to be announced.
Speedy Wunderground are Dan Carey, Alexis Smith and Pierre Hall.