Subspec launches into 2013 with a bold new compilation featuring various members of our extended family. Faces familiar and new deliver the grooves across 20 varied tracks that generally fit under the umbrella of Techno. This isn't about a stylistically monotone single image for our label, but rather providing music that is both of the moment and aware of and honoring the roots we developed from. Most of the tracks are squarely aimed at groove-oriented dancefloor Techno with an experimental undercurrent from artists like The Automatic Message, Jerry Abstract, and Fabrics. RAFH & re_Click, John Massey, and Jay Zoney bring some peak hour fire. Complicit, Sone, JGarrett, and Rubidium provide the solid connective glue that helps tell a story within a set. We get dubby with Danzai, Cyanwave, and Milkplant; minimal with Terrence Dixon and Countered. Somatic Responses and Zyxt tip their hat to classic sounds of the early IDM scene. Kafka and Keef Baker's OCDC glam things up on our way to close out with Raab Codec's glitchy ambience.
"Specification" does not represent a roadmap, but rather a vista populated by a variety of artists whose work we enjoy. It's a moment in a transition and our report for the beginning of 2013!