IMF10 features exclusive tunes from the likes of Shed, Luke Slater, Peter Van Hoesen, Redshape and Fengler.
A year and a half in the making, it's the first compilation for IMF (short for Index Marcel Fengler), and it features all exclusive material, with 18 tracks split across three 12-inches. There's a host of well-established artists making their label debut, including Shed, Luke Slater, Alva Noto and SCB, AKA Scuba, who each turns in a remix. (Shed is credited with a 'SHDRMX' of a Vril cut.) Peter Van Hoesen and Sebastian Kramer, AKA Redshape, who rarely produces using his own name, are among the newcomers to the label offering original tracks. Thomas Hessler and AVION, who've previously put out solo records on IMF, appear as well, and there's a couple newer names like Arthur Robert.
Fengler himself is also on hand—besides a new production from his given name, he debuts a new moniker, AZUR, for what he calls his "melodic and groovy side," and collaborates with Efdemin as DIN.
IMF10 Part 1 lands later this month. The second and third parts are due out in April and May, respectively, before the whole thing gets a digital release in June, accompanied by a mix from Hessler.
Meanwhile, an IMF10 tour is in the works, with two stops confirmed for later this month—Rome's Ex Dogana, and London's fabric (in Room 2)—and more TBA.
Listen to DIN's "Akustikkoppler."
IMF10 Part 1
01. Marcel Fengler - Sphinx (Alva Noto Remodel)
02. DIN - Akustikkoppler
03. Matrixxman & Riccardo Limiti - Speed
04. Lucy - Sticks And Stones
05. Somewhen - Dain (SCB Expension)
06. Blaukoma - Iris Pattern
IMF10 Part 2
01. FJAAK - Ether
02. Vril - Thronwagen (SHDRMX)
03. Eric Cloutier - Hadal
04. AZUR - With You
05. Thomas Hessler - Senses
06. Arthur Robert - Schwäche
IMF10 Part 3
01. Marcel Fengler - Phalanx
02. Thomas Hessler - Perception (Luke Slater Remix)
03. AVION - Angel Ruts
04. Sebastian Kramer - Chaser
05. Peter Van Hoesen - Folding Backwards
06. Gotshell - Track 3
IMF will release IMF10 Part 1 in March, IMF10 Part 2 in April and IMF10 Part 3 in May 2018.
Photo credit: Patrice Brylla