As recent years have seen auteuristic labels like L.I.E.S., PAN, Blackest Ever Black and White Material serve as the punk rock upstarts of experimental techno, Stephen Bishop's Opal Tapes label has worked on an increasingly interesting tandem.
At the helm of Opal Tapes, Bishop envelopes a fairly dizzying array of sounds: techno with a fine layer of grit, noodling house melodies that are never quite run straight, DIY without the sanctimony, industrial without the coldness. It's this dichotomy that, as Basic House, he weaves into his contribution to the MIXED BY series.
Coil - Where Are You?
Crawl Unit - You Suffer
Sleaford Mods - Donkey
Famous Moonking - MK4
Basic House - Canon Lo
Pharmakon - Pitted
Wolf Eyes - Burn Your House Down
Ex-Easter Island Head - Mallet Guitars Three Third Movement
Agathe Max - Glaces
D.Å.R.F.D.H.S. - KADAVERDICIPLIN
Karen Gwyer - Free Food / One Men Striper
Seabat - Deep Ocean Canyon
Matmos - Spondee
Lil Ugly Mane - Uneven Compromise
Basic House will be playing at Supersonic Festival in Birmingham, which runs the weekend of May 30th - 31st.
More information is available here.