The Scottish label will also release a collaborative record from Max D and Morgan Buckley in April.
Formed in 2004 by a tight-knit Edinburgh crew including Lindsay Todd (House Of Traps), Fudge Fingas and Linkwood, the four 10-inches, which feature artwork sourced from vintage comics, were pressed in limited quantities and haven't been available since. Released over the course of five years, the records, which include enduring cuts like Linkwood Family's "Miles Away," set the tone for Firecracker, both in terms of bespoke artwork and off-kilter, Detroit-influenced house music. The reissues will be available at the end of April.
April also sees the label issue the ninth 10-inch in its ornately silkscreened Unthank series. That one's from Lemme Kno, the duo comprising Future Times boss Max D and Morgan Buckley (in this case called DJ Isle O' Man), the latter known for his bizarre EPs from Rush Hour's No Label. The three Lemme Kno tracks are described as "breakbeat experiments, shplittin’ atoms and 90s jeep beats" by Firecracker.
Check out the recent Label of the Month feature on Firecracker Recordings here.
Listen to clips of Unthank 9 below.
A1 Linkwood Family - Miles Away
B1 Fudge Fingas - Gettin' Together
B2 Linkwood - Fate
A1 Linkwood - What's Up With The Underground?
A2 Linkwood - What's Up With The Drums?
B1 Fudge Fingas - Escape
B3 The Complainers - Bacon Rolls
A1 Linkwood Family - Piece Of Mind
B2 Linkwood - Hear The Sun
B3 Fudge Fingas & His Fidgety Friends - Aksman
A1 Linkwood & House Of Traps - Barely Eagle
B1 Linkwood - Who La La (Linkwood Edit)
B2 Fudge Fingas - Situation Diminished
Lemme Kno - Unthank 9
A1 The Tie With The Most Stripes
A2 Way (188 Krew Mix)
Firecracker Recordings will release UNTHANK 9 in April 2016 and EPs 1-4 on April 31st, 2016.