Luke Vibert, Lee Jones, Koss and Shur-I-Kan will all contribute to the Japanese label's first ever compilation.
Tokyo-based owner Yamazaki Hiro started out in the party promotion game, putting on Tokyo shows for figures such as Claude Young, Adam Freeland, DJ Hell, Jimpster, Plaid and Tom Middleton. In 2000, he then used these connections to launch the Soundofspeed imprint with an album from Jimpster, entitled Live at Soundofspeed, before going on to release material from Cable, EBZ and Luke Vibert.
Vibert and Hiro first met at the Big Chill festival on the Greek island of Naxos in '01, and since then they've been good friends, with Vibert producing a hip-hop album for the label two years ago. On Circles, he contributes lone track "Majacid," which as you can imagine, features plenty of TB-303 action, while My My's Lee Jones offers up two melodic minimal house cuts. All of these are currently available on the first vinyl sampler, while the second will feature two collaborations between Kuniyuki and Cushty, and tracks from Shur-i-kan and Alucidnation. The only non-exclusive tracks on the release come from Jimpster's Freerange label, and he's handed over the Dirt Crew remix of his own "Seventh Wave," and Henrik Schwarz's take on Switch's "Get On Downz" to fill out the CD package.
01. Kuniyuki & Cushty - Be Free
02. Alucidnation - 16 Below
03. Jimpster - Seventh Wave (Dirt Crew Rework)
04. Lee Jones - Two In One
05. Shur-I-Kan - Children
06. Lee Jones - Fuchskaffee
07. Luke Vibert - Majacid
08. Switch - Get On Downz (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
09. Kuniyuki & Cushty - Tremor (Kuniyuki Dub Mix)
Soundofspeed will release Circles in Japan on 27th February, and worldwide on June 28th, 2010.