The Minus mainstay's first mix CD features all previously unreleased material.
McHugh is a latter day staple of Richie Hawtin's label: he's appeared on it exclusively since 2007, with the exception of one EP on its long-running sister label, Plus 8 Recordings. On _ground, his first mix CD, he highlights 13 producers he's particularly fond of, from never-released artists like Casah to Camea of Clink Recordings and Analog Solutions boss Eduardo De La Calle.
"In English we have an expression 'to keep your ear to the ground,' which means to stay aware of what's happening, and what's coming next," he explains. "All of these artists are producers whose music I've been following and playing the past few years. I feel like this is a statement of the musical terrain at the moment."
All of the songs on the mix are previously unreleased. They will be available separately through Minus12.
01. Casah - Lost in Shape
02. Alexx Wolfe - Why Would I
03. Wouter De Moor - Eclipse (Davide Labeij Remix)
04. Saso Recyd - 296 Bolts
05. Schubert - Blind Side
06. Michael L Penman - Open Day
07. Jorge Ciccioli - Owl
08. Michael L Penman - Born Again
09. Saso Recyd - Lidudu
10. Camea - Edge Forever
11. Michael L Penman - Wa
12. Saso Recyd - Alka
13. Aemkey - Missing Passengers
14. Multiple Mono - Go Fish
15. Casah - Isidor
16. Schubert - Entrapment
17. LB - LB1
18. Rich Jones - Neutrino Ridin'
19. ROD - Moulins Three
20. Rich Jones - Warehouse
21. Eduardo De La Calle - The Discussion
Minus will release _ground on July 2nd, 2012.