After a decade of prodigious releases, the lifespan of 50Weapons has expired. It's a sad state of affairs, but this intrepid label has refused to simply fizzle out and disappear: In anticipation for its final eleven releases, the label has announced an "R.I.P 50Weapons" worldwide tour and the creation of a special collector's box set containing the label's final twenty-two tracks which are set to release October through December.
While lineup, dates and specific locations are still to be announced, we know that the tour will include artists and guests from 50Weapons, as well as label heads, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary of Modeselektor and Moderat. The tour will make its way to London, Paris, New York, Berlin, Amsterdam, Montreal, Manchester, Lyon, Gdansk and Hamburg. To keep yourself updated on the tour, check out the Monkeytown website next week.
The beautifully crafted box set contains eleven colored 12”s with colored sleeves, an "R.I.P 50Weapons" sticker, and a customized USB with all twenty-two digital files on it.
Boiler Room shall be premiering each release one week prior to each record’s release date on Boiler Room TV starting on October 5. In addition to this, Boiler Room has debuted Modeselektor's track “50 Trees,” which can be streamed below, along with a homage created by the label which pays tribute to their previous thirty-nine releases. You can pre-order the beautifully crafted box set at the Monkeytown website here.