No preview going online today (there’ll be another tomorrow, mind), as the majority of CD 2 is taken up by my own mixed set. Probably sounds a bit disingenuous, but the decision to include a mix in the compilation was initially for completeness, to support other labels, and to introduce the kind of atmosphere that TYFTH should (and indeed is) all about. It was only later that I started realising what fine self-promotion this could be, too.
With those initial thoughts in mind, I put together a set from a variety of labels and years that hopefully demonstrates that while the spirit of the older tracks is harder to find these days, it’s still there, and TYFTH will be doing its best to keep it alive.
The set has been bubbling away now for more than a year, and is probably one of my smoothest since the Betwixt & Between tribute. Despite the lack of Alek I’m also happy with how representative it is, with plenty of NRG, melancholy sections and a dark, psychedelic final third. I’d like to think that Betwixt would have been a big supporter of the release, and I’ve included two tracks to make sure that his sound is still heard. Enormous thanks to Hardcore Tano*C for their help in making that possible, but thanks too to all the other labels I’ve licensed tracks from – it was a long process, but well worth it in the end.
Something that might catch your eye is Nomic’s remix of Steve Morley’s Sacred City – I liked the transitions I found (and the track itself, obviously) so much that I sought out Steve re. officially giving it his blessing. We very quickly settled on a license, and it’s now a fully authorised remix, released in this set by TYFTH.
You’ll find the tracklist below – do feel free to let me know what you think and whether it’s a good continuation from the unmixed CD 1.
01. Blender – Illogical [Smiling Corpse, 2015]
02. Pain on Creation – Shine [FINRG, 2007]
03. Proteus – Get Fire! [Watchtower, 2012]
04. Proteus – Illuminati [UHOtrax, 2008]
05. Carbon Based & DJ Rx – Biomechanoid [FINRG, 2005]
06. Steve Morley – Sacred City (Nomic remix) [TYFTH, 2016]
07. Nomic – Falling Star 08 [FINRG, 2008]
08. Re-form – Pure Evil [Electronica Exposed 2005]
09. Epyx & Cyrez – The Most Masochist [FINRG, 2009]
10. Betwixt & Between – Phaedra [TYFTH, 2010]
11. Qygen – Birth Within The Cosmic Storm [Electronica Exposed, 2013]
12. Betwixt & Between – Hydra (Long Edit) [Hardcore Tano*C, 2010]