Record label Life and Death is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year with the release of its third and most adventurous compilation release to date: Displaced Soundtracks.
Set to be the first installment in a new series, this compilation sees label founder DJ Tennis give free rein to some of his most trusted contemporaries. This has made possible for many of today’s most respected dance music producers the chance display their hidden talents as composers. Gathering music from a long-aborted film, the collection stands as another bastion of Life and Death’s perpetual evolution.
Displaced Soundtracks features Duncan Gray‘s embracing dissonance, Black Merlin, Appleblim and Artefakt going interstellar and Fango channeling post-punk squat music. Hades Rocket also showcases the expertly-sequenced synth work that has graced Simian Mobile Disco’s illustrious career, while Redshape revisits all the right sides of 80’s Wave and Library music. Danny Daze and synth-savant KINK embrace non-standard tempi with great success, while Axel Boman delivers sitar-laced gospel-house without a bass drum. Elsewhere, your favorite producer’s favorite producer, Stimming, teams up with pianist Lambert and magic happens as a result.
- A1 Artefakt – Magnetic Midnight
- A2 Black Merlin – OPI
- A3 Appleblim – Sacred Rowan Grove
- B1 Stimming & Lambert – Trafic Aérien
- B2 KiNK – Megadrop
- B3 Fango – Nung
- C1 Axel Boman – Just Imagine (Part I & II)
- C2 Duncan Gray – Smelly Little Man
- D1 Simian Mobile Disco – Hades Rocket
- D2 Redshape – Theme
- D3 Danny Daze – Orb
The album is available for preorder online via iTunes.
In conjunction to the release of Displaced Soundtracks, Life and Death is set to return to Amsterdam Dance Event on October 20 for a big showcase featuring many of its key acts and close musical friends. DJ Tennis will be joined by Awanto 3, Gerd Janson, Honey Soundsystem, Jackmaster, Jennifer Cardini, Lucy, Leon Vynehall, Marin & Guy, Margot , Red Axes and The Das, among the exciting names.
The event will take place at the beloved Thuishaven. And as far as a showcase go, this party is sure to offer a widescreen window into the unique musical world of Life And Death.
For more details on the event, go to the Facebook event link.If you found this article interesting, sign up for our newsletter to learn more and to stay up to date with 6AM’s news and features on the world of electronic music.