The US producer will use the series to reissue some of his rare early records, beginning with two 12-inches from '98.
An Ohio native and part of Columbus's Midwest Fresh party crew, Duvante has crafted an adventurous range of melodic techno and house music since the mid-'90s. These days many of his earlier releases fetch collectors' prices on the secondhand market. His first move for Residual Classic is a repress of Avenues / Alleyways, which originally came out in 1998 via 2000 Black. It'll be back on wax on late July.
Duvante will then give new life to another of his 1998 efforts—Futurity, a four-track EP for the long-defunct Danish imprint Multiplex. A release date for that one is still TBA.
Residual Classic's launch follows Duvante's decision last year to reopen Residual itself. Prior to that, the label hadn't put out a record in ten years. Besides Duvante, its revival has featured appearances from John Tejada, Jeff Samuel, Christopher Rau and Garrett David.
Listen to samples for Avenues / Alleyways.
Listen to a cut from Futurity, "Isotropic."
Avenues / Alleyways
A2 Consider The Crisis
B2 The Notion
Residual Recordings' Classic series will release Avenues / Alleyways on July 24th, 2017.