In the past, the art of the compilation LP was a great way to expose people to a wide variety of artists and, perhaps more importantly, help demonstrate a labels style and direction. Mastered by the likes of Metalheadz, Moving Shadow and Reinforced these collections often captured pinnacle points in the scene and rounded up big or important tracks from their respective catalogues. The really interesting ones featured a handful of exclusive tracks or “dubplate only” mixes, this is the approach favoured by none60 today. It would have been easy to fill the track list with back cat highlights but instead, they present twelve new tracks from key members of the crew responsible for forging the labels sound. A bonus thirteenth track, the Dominic Ridgway remix of Sinistarr’s “I Am Not Invincible” is exclusive to Bandcamp.
From the slow-paced cosmic soundscapes of Lewis James to the menacing crawl of Hathor, the two-step techno sonics of Altitude to the classic Photek tinged melodies of Wagz the LP delivers a constant stream of tracks that further define none60’s commitment to forward-thinking drum and bass which they describe as “emotive, daring, intricate and sometimes challenging”.
The digital compilation is now available to pre-order from their Bandcamp which also features a super exclusive bundle containing the full thirteen track download and a highly limited lathe cut twelve-inch containing “Response” by Lewis James and “U No” by Oliver Yorke.
The two-track vinyl is limited to 50 copies worldwide and has been cut by Sicknote & Dexta from 1-800-Dubplate with artwork designed by Oliver Yorke. This twelve is available separately while stocks last but we would highly recommend spending the extra five pound to purchase the full LP.
“none of the above” stands by the core principles of the label and is all the better for it, if you’re after retro amens for the dance floor then this isn’t the album for you but if you’d like a collection of highly detailed tracks by some of the scenes most exciting experimental producers we’d highly suggest you give this LP a go.