Due in February, the Denver-based artist's first EP on 22 will feature remixes from Perc and Soramimi.
Steve Penders, otherwise known as the Denver-based producer and DJ Mick Finesse, is launching his own label, 22.
The experimentally inclined tracks that Penders produces as Mick Finesse have recently made their way onto the UK labels Perc Trax and Broken20, as well as the Denver-area Emote Music imprint. In his review of that Broken20 EP, Spatial Anxiety, RA's Andrew Ryce considered Mick Finesse's original tracks "three very different styles of techno," and it looks like 22 will work with an even wider range of sounds.
Speaking to RA, Penders said: "22 will be home to various meanderings through structures of abstraction. There's no set format for the label, just constant exploration and interpretation of various "genres." It will start out with music by me and close friends, with one unknown and one very well known artist tapped for a remix."
22's first release will be Penders' Forage/Frolic EP as Mick Finesse, due out later next month. It'll feature three original tracks alongside remixes from Perc Trax boss Perc and NYC-based producer Soramimi. For now, the label's early material will be available in digital formats only, though Penders plans to issue a few limited-edition vinyls in the future. You can grab a free download of "Forage" at the 22 page on bandcamp.
03. Frolic (Eidolon)
04. Forage [Soramimi Remix]
05. Frolic [Perc Remix]
22 will release Forage/Frolic in late February, 2013.