The 14-track digital collection comes with a four track vinyl EP of DJ versions.
Shifty Science was made up of the Windy City producers Chris Ike and John Kardaras. They put out a couple of releases as Shifty Science, Black Ant Productions and Ping & Baz, but Lab Work 91-96 is culled from a CD of unreleased tracks Kardaras gave to Argot boss Steve Mizek back in 2010. Mizek found the CD-R last year and reached out to the duo, offering to put out a full-length collection of these unheard tunes from the '90s.
Argot describes Lab Work as "hybrids of then-contemporary sounds, from Warp-influenced house to bold, dynamic nods to Detroit techno, as well as more assertive party-starting tracks and banging experiments." Mizek and his DJ and label partner Savile recently prepared a few edits of the material to play out during their increasingly frequent US and European jaunts. Those will get a release on vinyl as Versions For Modern Dancefloors. That one will be packaged with a zine laying out the project's "missing link" importance.
Lab Work 91-96
01. Acidic Ambience
03. Get Back (Dub)
07. Feel Adendrum
09. DigiVox 1
10. DigiVox 3
11. Get Back
12. Unity Gain (Part 2)
14. Walking Through
Versions For Modern Dancefloors
01. Get Back
Argot will release Lab Work 91-96 and Versions For Modern Dancefloors on October 15th, 2016.