Gradients Vol. 2

by Astrophonica

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    14 track compilation LP cut over 3 x 12" and packaged in 7mm spinned reverse board sleeve featuring greyscale gradient sleeve created from Risograph print processes by UTILE. Black paper inners. Audiophile Triple vinyl cut.

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    14 track compilation LP cut over 3 x 12" and packaged in 7mm spinned reverse board sleeve featuring greyscale gradient sleeve created from Risograph print processes by UTILE. Black paper inners. Audiophile Triple vinyl cut.

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    A3 Gradients Vol.2 poster. Risograph print on GF Smith Munken 170gsm with hand stamped Astrophonica logo. Limited edition of 20. Designed by UTILE. Printed by 12 — B.

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    14 track compilation LP cut over 3 x 12" and packaged in 7mm spinned reverse board sleeve featuring greyscale gradient sleeve created from Risograph print processes by UTILE. Black paper inners. Audiophile Triple vinyl cut.

    A1 Fracture & Neptune ‘Chal Dub’
    A2 Luke Vibert ‘165 303’

    B1 Sam Binga x Lewis James x Rider Shafique - ‘Ever Fresh’
    B2 Taso x Fracture - ‘Lose You’
    B3 BSN Posse - ‘No Matter How Far’

    C1 Moresounds - ‘Shut Up’
    C2 Falty DL - ‘A Day At The Races’

    D1 Groves - ‘Hennessy Brown’
    D2 Proc Fiskal - ‘Soundwise’

    E1 Dream Continuum - ‘Ride Away’
    E2 ONHELL & Sigrah - ‘On Sight’
    E3 DieMantle - ‘Be Right There’

    F1 Fracture - Dropping You
    F2 Sully - Qualia

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    14 track compilation LP cut over 3 x 12" and packaged in 7mm spinned reverse board sleeve featuring greyscale gradient sleeve created from Risograph print processes by UTILE. Black paper inners. Audiophile Triple vinyl cut.

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    Limited Edition T-Shirt. Gradients Vol.2 design in High-quality DTG Print with oversize large print on white US Import AAA Alstyle 1301s : 100% cotton jersey T-shirts with set-in rib collar with shoulder-to-shoulder taping and Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem. Preshrunk to minimise shrinkage and with tear away label. Designed by UTILE.

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about

Astrophonica is proud to present Gradients Vol. 2.

The second in the Gradients compilation album series and curated again by London producer and label head Fracture, Vol.2 celebrates Fracture's forward-thinking ethos, the label's expansive stylistic roots and the sheer brilliance of catching a vibe.

Vol.2 is another all-killer-no-filler experience this time featuring: Warp/Ninja/Rephlex/Mu releasing and electronic generation shaping Luke Vibert dropping acid at 165BPM, a dream come true reboot of Om Unit & Machinedrum's dope AF collaborative alias "Dream Continuum", DnB legend, (Full Cycle label head, Reprazent and Breakbeat Era member) DJ Die & Digital Soundboy Dismantle's double heavyweight "DieMantle" partnership, full-time LA Footworker and Teklife OG Taso, NYC Beatmaker & Ninja Tune & Planet Mu artist Falty DL. PLUS.... label mainstays and big time soundboys all; Parisienne dub wizard Moresounds, the Modern Junglist with the golden touch, Sully and a NXLVL-Powers-Combine-Triumvirate Sam Binga, Lewis James and Rider Shafique getting 'Everfresh'. Fracture himself contributes a longtime club weapon from him and long-time production partner Neptune and give us the first taste of his experimental 160 BPM Fast Techno aka Turbo Berghain (consider yourself on notice. You heard it here first!) Add in Hyperdub's freshest, Proc Fiskal, who continues his 'damn son' unique streak and Lit international "insta-sign" contributions from Canada's Groves, Spain's Iberian Juke label heads BSN Posse (Broken Lip & Stay Puft), LA's ONHELL and Portland's Sigrah and you might see what Charlie Fracture sees.. Vibes for miles. In our opinion this is some of the freshest most exciting music this year so hats off to all the vibe catchers and to Fracture for bottling some of their best.

We turn you over to that man Fracture to give you his personal insights on the album and the tracks.

It really is my pleasure to present to you Astrophonica's second full length various artist compilation: Gradients Vol. 2. It carries on seamlessly from where Vol. 1 left off with a mix of label regulars, new names and some real head turners. It took some time to curate given the success of Vol. 1 and I'm very proud of it. The music reflects the label perfectly.

A bit about each track from a personal perspective:

Fracture & Neptune - Chal Dub "This is not only special as it's a collaboration with Neptune but it's also something new and exciting. It's got that classic crusty sample vibe from the F+N stuff but done like we've never done before. Fast techno."

Luke Vibert - 165 303 - "This is a bit of a childhood fantasy come true if I'm honest. I met Luke at a festival in Poland and we shared a mutual appreciation of each others music. I certainly appreciate this 303 acid Jungle banger, what a treat!"

Sam Binga x Lewis James x Rider Shafique - Everfresh "Obviously both Sam and Lewis were first on the team sheet for Vol 2 and when they mentioned they'd like to collaborate for it I had no idea they'd drop this mad sci-fi dancehall number. Topped off with one of my favourite Rider Shafique hooks. Every time I hear it now I start thinking about fresh creps"

Fracture x Taso - Lose You "Teklife in the house. I've known Taso for a while now since our collaboration on Exit records, he's a great guy and a natural musician. I think this one perfectly mixes the Astrophonica and Teklife sounds. RIP Rashad."

BSN Posse - No Matter How Far "These guys have been some of my faves over the last few years. A real signature sound, very clean and and melodic. I love the chord progression in this: moody and sexy.

Moresounds - Shut Up "No I won't shut up. I've said it before and will continue to, Germain has such a unique and legit sound. This one is pure Moresounds fire. Humungous drop that will leave you gobsmacked.

Falty DL - Day At The Races "I've been a massive fan of Falty DL since I first heard his music way back when. Very peculiar. This one draws on Dillinja and Danny Breaks and presents it in a very psychedelic and intense way. Giddy up!"

Groves - Hennessy Brown "The was an insta-sign. Passed on to me by the exciting young Canadian, Grove's fellow countryman, Stranjah. I was like, yeh, done. No words, when you hear it you'll know why. Played in every set since"

Proc Fiskal - Soundwise "One of the most interesting talents in the weirdo 160 world to emerge for a long time. I've been hooked since his debut on Hyperdub. I'm not really sure how to describe this one. Sort of Jungle but not at all? It's got some lovely samples which is something that always grabs my attention."

Dream Continuum - Ride Away "This is another one I'm super happy to have on the label. Two of my favourite producers Om Unit & Machinedrum and their first collaboration since 2012's 'Reworkz' EP on Planet Mu. I loved that EP and this has all same vibe but all blissed out positive. Another sexy one"

ONHELL & Sigrah - On Sight "Lethal. Damager. LA's ONHELL and PORTLAND's Sigrah come together for this weird-ass Amen / halftime mashup. Love the blissed out switch in the middle too. A little respite before more destruction"

DieMantle - Be Right There "More childhood fantasy here. I'm honoured to have music by DJ Die on the label and I love his work with Dismantle. All their stuff has really clean production and grooves. Undeniably catchy.

Fracture - Dropping You "This one came out of nowhere for me and inspired the fast techno stuff i've done recently. I distinctly remember sitting in the studio with horrible writers block for weeks until one day it just popped. I did this and three or four others in a matter of days."

Sully - Qualia "Sully is another one on this album whose music is instantly identifiable. This one has a bit of an 80s action / martial arts movie vibe to it. Another journey one from Sully on the label. One of my favourite producers"


Thanks for reading, thanks for listening and thanks for supporting.
Peace. Charlie Fracture.


Gradients Vol.2 is released by Astrophonica on 30th November 2018 on Triple Vinyl LP + Limited Edition Tshirts & Risograph print bundles. As with all previous Astrophonica releases, the compilation sports art and design from the incredible Utile Creative Studio.

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released November 30, 2018

Mastering Bob Macc @ Subvert Central
Vinyl Master & Cut - Lewis Hopkin @ Star Delta
Art & Design by Utile

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Astrophonica London, UK

Cosmic electronic music label. Music from Fracture, Neptune, Moresounds, Sam Binga, Rider Shafique, Om Unit, Dawn Day Night, Lewis James, Machinedrum, House Of Black Lanterns, Logos, Sully, Tehbis + Touchy Subject.

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