Swayzak presents a retrospective of works from the past 20 years. ‘Lost Tapes’ accompanies the then British duo of David Brown and James Taylor through both the familiar, and the unheard moments of their illustrious career perfecting a distinctly underground sound. Also presented in this package is a brand new single to kick start a string of releases due in 2018.
Soon after meeting in 1993, the two friends dedicated themselves to the pursuit of innovative music, guided by their passion for the DIY spirit of the time. Before the emergence of online information sharing, they used faxes, pagers, photocopiers and answering machines to spread the word. This organic approach continued to inform their position as live performers, DJs and musicians, and remains a core tenet of the project since the duo amicably split in 2011.
After parting ways, James moved his efforts away from the music industry, leaving David at the helm of the project. Today, he continues to champion the rogue sensibility that united the duo over 20 years ago.
Swayzak built a diverse discography over the years with releases on labels including Fabric, M_Nus, Curle Recordings, Ellum Audio and !K7. As such, ‘Lost Tapes’ spans an impressive range of genres, drawing from the fields of dub, acid, deep house and minimal with the unmistakable touch of devoted audiophiles.
Featured in the compilation is ‘Sunshine’, a brand new single with Richard Davis channeling broken beats and electro glitches. Other highlights include ‘Smile And Receive’ remixes by Apparat and Davis & Brown, a Mathew Jonson remix of ‘Another Way’ and a number of late 90s/early 00s cuts, some of which are unreleased until now.
To coincide with the release of ‘Lost Tapes’, the entire Swayzak back catalogue will become available digitally for the first time, including B sides, demos, unreleased tracks and live versions, all presented in deluxe double ‘digital’ disc editions.
Release date: 08 December 2017
01. Swayzak – Lokal (DAT Master)
02. Swayzak – Doobie
03. Swayzak – Make Up Your Mind (Richard Davis Mix)
04. Swayzak – Blufarm (Abbey Road Remaster)
05. Swayzak – Deep Eastwood (Remaster)
06. Swayzak – Another Way (Mathew Jonson Remix)
07. Swayzak – DIN (Remaster)
08. Swayzak – The Frozen Loch
09. Swayzak – Low Res Skyline (DAT Master)
10. Swayzak – Hectical
11. Swayzak – Illegal (Bigga Bush Version)
12. Swayzak – Smile & Receive (Davis & Brown Remix)
13. Swayzak – Form Is Emptiness
14. Swayzak – Big Eck
15. Swayzak – Easy
16. Swayzak – Layer 5
17. Swayzak & Richard Davis – Sunshine
18. Swayzak – Smile & Receive (Apparat Remix)
19. Swayzak – Winter Boys