The Houndstooth label was born from renowned London club fabric in 2013, as a sister to the existing fabric Records.
Houndstooth has rapidly become a beacon for meticulous A&R, with a startling ability to capture and support a diverse range of sounds and artists, with electronic producers, live bands and avant-garde collectives comfortably co-existing.
In February 2016 Houndstooth celebrate their 3rd anniversary and mark this with their 50th release. ‘Tessellations’ is a compilation of brand new, exclusive tracks from each of the 14 artists on the label. The release serves to simultaneously trace common threads and highlight tensions within such a stylistically expansive roster.
‘Tessellations’ charts a path from Guy Andrews and Aïsha Devi’s widescreen soundscapes and the offbeat electronic pop of 18+ and Snow Ghosts, through the analogue 4/4 pulse of Marquis Hawkes and Shift Work, to Akkord and Special Request’s visceral reimagining of hardcore. Tracks from Call Super, Throwing Snow and Second Storey occupy those hard-to-define – yet often most exciting – spaces in between, gluing together the selection along with contributions from House of Black Lanterns, Soft as Snow and _Unsubscribe_.
The ‘Tessellations’ project is both a celebration of the label and calling card for its unique quality. In three years, Houndstooth has burst the banks of critical and public expectation. Definitively popping the pure electronic and club music bubble with experimental indie, genre-challenging pop and, of course, forward thinking electronics.
artist Various Artists
date 26th February 2016
format CD/ digital
cat. # HTH050CD / HTH050D
01. Aïsha Devi – Sheen Saker
02. Snow Ghosts – Undertow
03. 18+ – Guards
04. Guy Andrews – Salem Remains
05. Soft as Snow – Brainliquid
06. Call Super – New Life Tone (Rue d’Awakening Mix)
07. Throwing Snow – Elixir
01. House of Black Lanterns – Everything
02. Akkord – Vector
03. Special Request – Live from Alpha Centauri
04. Second Storey – Elephant Ride
05. Shift Work – Hard Currency
06. _Unsubscribe_ – Bend Down
07. Marquis Hawkes – Can’t Stop
To support the compilation’s release, and celebrate Houndstooth’s 3rd birthday, there will be a trio of special events – on Saturday 20th February Houndstooth host Room 2 at fabric in London, with Dave Clarke, Call Super, Marquis Hawkes and Second Storey (live); on Thursday 25th February presenting a live showcase at Dalston’s Shacklewell Arms with Snow Ghosts, Soft as Snow and Guy Andrews; and on Friday 26th February taking over Berghain in Berlin with Special Request, Call Super, Throwing Snow (live), Akkord, Soft as Snow (live) and Shift Work (live).