Liverpool based producer Mark Forshaw, aka Casio Royale and member of the Phantom Planet Outlaws, has built up a solid back catalogue of releases with the likes of Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, Computer Controlled, Mathematics, Unknown to the Unknown and more. He makes the transition from playing at I Love Acid’s parties to featuring on the label. Four more tracks of acid bassline music to jack to.
5 years since Midnight Shift’s first release in 2012, the label assembles a collective of artists, most of them are in advance of their full EPs releasing later. Representing the sounds of the label is this manual of secret moves, up in the sleeves. The mystic motley crew also comprises the alternate sides of familiar faces — Amato (The Hacker), Terry Lamborgini (Marco Bernardi), INNYSTER (Seixlack), Hodge in a new formation with Gramrcy, and an electro moniker from an undisclosed artist: Thermocline. From abstract acrobatics to the abrasive and the ultimate gob smack to the floor — The Midnight Manual.
UK techno & house veteran Neville Watson makes his I Love Acid debut, after headlining at their tenth anniversary party in London earlier this year. Mark Forshaw with remix duties. These tracks have been getting caned across the UK, Europe and the USA this summer by a list of DJs far too long to mention. This is the real deal, proper acid for the dancefloor.
A tribute to Andreas Gehm (1972 – 2016), German producer, king of acid and inspiration to many including the artists in this compilation. All proceeds will go towards funding Andreas Gehm’s post-mortem affairs, managed by his best friend, Joe Kurta. Long live the king. Tracks by Basic Soul Unit, KiNK, L/F/D/M, Marco Bernardi, Mark Forshaw, Rivet, Tzusing and Umwelt.
”In a time of peace and prosperity on Phantom Planet, three unwanted heroes arrive home to seek justice where there is none to be sought. Shunned by modern society, Forsh gets a job at the electricity board, Red Defender snoozes through work at the local news and booze, and Bin Man finally finds his dream job… as a postman. With no evil to lay waste to, they put their dinner money together to create the world’s greatest record label, BOSS TRACKS. Using broken dustpans and Dance Ejay ’98, they create what will go down in history as the most seminal and brilliant piece of musical forgery known to Merseyside. 4 tracks packed full of pure dance floor steroids for your love-pump; this is interstellar muscle music at its finest, let it reach out grab you by the tenderloins! Thank you Phantom Planet Outlaws. Once again the world has been changed forever, for the better.”
This benefit compilation for Andreas Gehm is being split into 5 parts. You can buy each part for 7 Euro or the full combo package (with all 5 parts – 129 tracks in total) just for 14 Euro (10.64 GBP, $15.56 USD, $20.27 CDN, $21.66 AUD); you can pay more if you want;
All donations go directly to Andreas Gehm to assist with financial stresses due to ongoing health issues (the “Buy” button sends your contribution to Andreas’ PayPal account).
Comp For Andreas Gehm features unreleased and exclusive material.