Although Relish Compilation 3 marks the third compiled label round up for Headman’s Relish Recordings, it is a compilation only in form; it has been constructed out of new tracks very much in the guise of an album. In label terms it highlights the new artists that have been unearthed this year – JR Seaton, Andreas Esu, Hannalelauri, Daniel Avery, International, Montevideo – and presents them alongside new tracks from Headman.
On EP 2 we are introduced to the new act showcased here — Daniel Avery — the London based Fabric resident who has previously released under the moniker Stopmakingme. His offering is a basscentric shuffle entitled Oyster. The second Track is Fear of Theydon’s disco house remix of Montevideo. Fear of Theydon will be known to most of you via his Sunday Best remixes in which he worked with David Lynch and Beardyman amongst others. Side B beginns with the radiophonic, fragmented house of JR Seaton’s No Other Place, a track built from the driest of saw waves and plasmic lofi vocals and goes into the new track from International – the collaboration between Robi Insinna and Stefano that has already offered up the single River Seine this summer – that continues in their early 90s vein.
Relish 3 EPs 1+2 is a chance to familiarize oneself with the various new talents that the label prides itself on having introduced, as well as draw attention to where things are going with the label from here on through to 2012.
Published: 22nd December 2011