The new offshoot's first release, an EP from Israel Vines, will come in late February.
Run by the Ectomorph duo of BMG and Erika, and active since 1995, IT has explored a wide range of sounds over the years. Eye Teeth, though, looks to have a narrower focus. The new label will emphasize "pure and experimental techno in an entirely contemporary context," according to a press release, which also makes this intriguing statement: "We would like to see American techno evolve, and this new imprint is an attempt to be a catalyst in that arena."
Eye Teeth's first record, WWKD, will come from Israel Vines. A veteran DJ and the mind behind the currently inactive Borrowed Language imprint, Vines now calls LA home but previously lived in Detroit and Chicago (where he used to work at the well-regarded Gramaphone record shop). Along with genre-blurring productions and collaborations with Chicago's Jeff Pietro on Borrowed Language, he's brought his own hard-edged style of techno to labels like Semantica, Cult Figures and IT in recent years. WWKD, a three-track release, will be his first proper solo EP. Juan Mendez—AKA Silent Servant, who turned in a remix for Vines' Cult Figures single Indictment—helped mix the record, which mentions a "special thanks" to Mendez, BMG and another Chicago talent, Karl Meier.
WWKD will come out in the second half of February, and Vines has also been tapped to handle another Eye Teeth release, an EP featuring BMG and Silent Servant on remix duties, though further details for that one have yet to be revealed.
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Eye Teeth will release WWKD in late February, 2015.