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Originally contrived on the streets of London-Hackney, and properly finished off in a
Leipzig squat, this hissing masterpiece EP by Tapes is spooling Jahtarian low-end
goodness in fast forward mode. Magically clashing 80s digital dancehall (Gold Love
Riddim, C20 Riddim), ultra-wonky beats (Hackney Dub, Lowry Dub) and amazing BBC
Radiophonic Workshop / 60s Library music aesthetics (Ticker Tape) this record is
buzzing with bass-charged Ferrum particles and funky surprises galore. All tracks
have been faithfully mastered to cassette and back again, so better switch off that
dibby-dibby noise reduction and turn the amp up into the red before you set off on
a journey that will reel your mind and shake your booty.
Jackson "Tapes" Bailey also runs the ultra-collectable C8-cassette label and the stunning
Bassbin project. Limited copies of his debut release "Compuriddims" on Jahtari are still
available - on cassette.