The release is intended as a "homage to some of the most uncompromising manifestations of electronic music imaginable." It traces sub-cultures from the '90s until now and aims to interrogate the boundaries of tempo and form via hardcore, gabber, acid techno, and ambient. It features a mix of unreleased material and "essential gems" from трип regulars, esoteric masters, and newcomers.
The 10-track release includes "15 c7" by Universal Indicator, a '90s project from Aphex Twin and Mike Dred. Hardcore legend Marc Acardipane also contributes a cut as Pilldriver.
We're told that all of the tracks have been selected around a particular story, a trip, and presented as a continuous sonic landscape. All of the tracks are structured in a way that they can be mixed one with another an endless amount of times making a continuous loop, or a trip.
A1. Biogen "Hexagraphic"
A2. PTU "Castor and Pollux"
A3. Deka "Pearl" (Nikita Zabelin Edit)
B1. Exos "Grasshunter"
B2. Bjarki "3-1 Tap Lush"
C1.Marc Acardipane a.k.a. Pilldriver "Pitch-Hiker"
C2. Shadowax "I want to be a stewardess"
D1. Universal Indicator "15 c7"
D2. Roma Zuckerman "Zero"
D3. Nina Kraviz "Opa"
Don't Mess With Cupid will land on July 20, with Shadowax' "I want to be a stewardess" streaming in full below—or here for EU readers due to temporary GDPR restrictions.