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Phase Fatale‘s Berlin-based label, BITE, has announced an 18-track V/A to celebrate its fifth anniversary.
Set for release on May 5 across vinyl, CD and digital, lead track ‘Crashed Communion’ – a collaboration between Fatale and Silent Servant – is available now.
The full record, titled ‘Shedding Skin’, involves label mainstays including Pablo Bozzi, Rena, New Frames and Unhuman whilst also showcasing fresh faces such as Nastya Voga, Omon Breaker and Gael.
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“I’m excited to curate five years of the label showcasing its wide style from early Pansonic sparse industrial techno to wave and synthpunk tied together by bursting electronic rhythm, shedding its skin and evolving, from new and old friends,” explains Phase Fatale on the release.
In its five years of existence, the label has shared over 25 releases aiming to showcase both emerging and well-established artists sharing a common ambition to push the boundaries of techno. Whilst touching upon a range of styles under the genre’s umbrella – from sparse industrial sounds to italo body sounds – it has attempted to mould a community around its existence of those attracted to the romanticism found deep within techno soundscapes.
BITE has also hosted label showcases at Berghain, Tbilisi’s KHIDI, New York’s Basement and other global locations including Los Angeles, Tokyo and Seoul.
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On April 21, a BITE showcase will take place at Berghain, with both floors being curated by Fatale including his new collaborate live show with New Frames. More information can be found here.
‘Shedding Skin’ is available on May 5. You can pre-order it here and access lead track ‘Crashed Communion’ now.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins