A 12-inch featuring four tracks from the UK artist's forthcoming release will land in September.
Pikes Records is the new label arm of Pikes Ibiza, the venue that's been home to DJ Harvey's popular Mercury Rising residency since 2015. The compilation, whose full tracklist is still TBA, is out on September 29th and features records regularly heard in Harvey's all-night sets. Four of those, including Tony Esposito's "Danza Dell'Acqua" and Tore's "She's A Lady," make it onto the vinyl sampler, which lands on September 15th.
"Each track on this compilation has been a feature of my night Mercury Rising at Pikes over the last three seasons," says Harvey. "The night itself has developed its own Balearic identity, not necessarily sunset sound but more an ecstatic groove for sundown to sunrise, and has been described not so much as a sound but more of a feeling. A feeling that lasts not only for the ten-plus hour sets but long after your night out.
With tracks produced from 1976-2016, spanning 40 years and sitting side by side in disco harmony, this is not a 'bootleg it and see' compilation, this is an officially-licensed project, fully legitimate with sometimes lengthy negotiation to track down all artists and ensure they are happy to be included, in some cases edited and of course paid. This CD represents merely a facet in the diamond of the night that is Mercury Rising."
Pre-orders for the compilation have been pushed up to midnight tonight in order to support Bandcamp's transgender rights fundraiser.
Read our review of Mercury Rising in 2016.
01. Tony Esposito - Danza Dell'Acqua
02. Tore - She's A Lady
03. Elkin & Nelson - Abran Paso-Ahoa (Enrolle)
04. Van McCoy & Soul City Symphony - Spanish Boogie
Pikes Records will release Vinyl Sampler on September 29th, 2017.
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