I think the official write-up is quite long enough. No need to add much more. I will say I've had the Jammin' Unit track on repeat for 45 minutes though...
Over the years, both in the studio and on the live stage, IF? has worked closely with fellow Melburnians Steve Law (Zen Paradox), Voiteck, TR-Storm, Little Nobody, David Haberfeld (Pura/Honeysmack), Artificial, FSOM, Q-Kontrol, Adam Raisbeck (Soulenoid/Sense), Guyver 3, Son Of Zev, Isnod, Nordcore, Blimp, David Thrussell (Snog/Black Lung), Beam Up, DJ Fodder, Kandyman, Amnesia and Mute Freak, and more recently Pat Stormont, Bitch Shift, Cuznmatt, and Enclave.
Since relocating to Japan in 2001, we've also taken on board a wad of cool Japanese artists including Captain Funk (Sublime), Toshiyuki Yasuda (Megadolly), Magnet Toy (Trope), Mumeishi (TTAK), Yamaoka (Holzplatten), Dick Drone, Masaya Sasaki, Shin Nishimura, Naotoxin, CHIZQ, and Alone Together.
Other international artists involved with IF? during the past 13 big ones have included Si Begg, Tobias Schmidt, Dave Tarrida, Thomas Heckmann, Biochip C, Jammin' Unit, Jason Leach (Subhead), Pnau, Cinnaman, Pocket, Brixton, Tal, Steve Cobby (Fila Brazillia), Dr. Walker, Gene Farris, and Steve Stoll.
This time around, the intention was not so much to glorify the label's 13 years (which probably wouldn't have a hope of standing up to such glorification, anyway, given the slack way in which it's been run over the years!), but to continue what we've always tried to do: Showcase our current favourite artists (especially new ones) and musical directions, give diversity a healthy shake, and put the spotlight on our city of birth, Melbourne, along with our adoptive home in Japan - then the rest of the world as well.
Cheers to all the artists involved, and for god's sake go check out their own music. These guys seriously rock.
Various Artists "13 Years Of IF? Records Vol. 1" IF 46
1 Pat Stormont - Badly Grounded
2 CHIZQ - Broccoli
3 Jammin' Unit - Where Distinguished People Congregate (2008 Version)
4 DJ Hi-Shock - Dark Pop
5 Jason Leach - Decomposed (Little Nobody remix)
6 TR-Storm - Sulphur Burn
7 Little Nobody - Bonny Voyager (Veronica du Lac remix)
8 Son Of Zev - Flyboy
9 Pat Stormont - You're A
10 Xtronik - Leal
11 Sebastian Bayne - Driving Sideways
12 Little Nobody - Metropolis How?
13 Bitch Shift - Wicked Pitch Of The West (Schlock Tactile remix)
14 Son Of Zev - Missing Parts (Ernst Borgnein und Wolfgang Klein's Last Cadaver mix)
15 Zen Paradox - Tubetribe
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