Function Relaunches Infrastructure New York Label, Preps Collaborative Release with Ed Davenport
- Words: Glenn Jackson
Originally serving as a home for releases from Regis, Sleeparchive, and a number of other accomplished techno explorers, Function's Infrastructure New York label has laid dormant since 2006, when the formerly stateside producer began to focus on his role in Sandwell District before eventually relocating to Berlin. Now, Function (pictured above) has decided to reopen Infrastructure's doors, enlisting fellow Berliner Ed Davenport to help run the label and collaborate on the first release from the newly revived imprint.
"The focus will be on melding classic ideals with a modern viewpoint," Function (real name David Sumner) explains in a press release. "[The label] will not only [have] new releases, but also a healthy serving of reissue packages and licenses." Furthermore, Sumner has already mapped out many of the label's first releases, revealing that "Ed [Davenport], myself, Adam X, Vatican Shadow, and Mark Archer (a.k.a. Altern8/Nexus 21)" will deliver efforts for the label, along with "appearances by Luke Slater and Marcel Dettmann." Sumner also has plans to release records from two breaking artists in Australia's Campbell Irvine and Argentinian producer Mariano DC.
Infrastructure New York's first release will drop on May 12 in the form of a collaboration between Sumner (as Function) and Davenport (as Inland). The artwork and tracklist for that release are included below. The label will follow-up Sumner's and Davenport's Odeon/Rhyl EP with Campbell Irvine's debut, Removal Of The Six Armed Goddess, on June 2.
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