Earlier this year, house veterans Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter announced the relaunch of their storied Classic imprint, an effort that began with the reissue of the label's back catalog. Now, the duo has begun to offer brand-new music once again. First up was this month's Interceptor EP from Solomon himself. Before the end of the year, Classic will also be dropping Solomon's collaboration with Chris Duckenfeld (the "acid-inspired" Milk & Cookies EP), remixes of DJ Ali's "You Don’t Know" by Matt Tolfrey and Roy Davis Jr's "About Love" by Ashley Beedle and Yam Who?, as well as EPs from JT Donaldson & Tim Kvasnosky, Marc Ashken, and The Crooked Man.
To celebrate all this activity, Solomon and Carter have put together a series of parties they've dubbed the Classic Is Your Friend Tour, which will be making various stops around Europe between October and January. Solomon has also put together a special Classic Is Your Friend mixtape, which you can find below along with the complete tracklist and list of tour dates.
01. Trickski "Good Time To Pray" (Tom Trago Mix)
02. Ethyl and Huxley "3FT High" (Roman Fluegal Remix)
03. Soul Phiction "Dubbin'"
04. Death on the Balcony "We Are Time and Space" (Valentin Remix)
05. Tucillo and Tato "Mutis"
06. K Bonus and Negghead "Harmonizing Part 1"
07. Locosolus "Tan Sedan" (DR Dunk Remix)
08. Luomo "Good Stuff" (Nils Penner Remix)
09. Luke Solomon "Raw Stance"
10. Sarp Yilmas "Frick"
11. Freaky Behaviour "Chunky Butt"
Classic Is Your Friend Tour
Friday 14th October: Vienna (Part 1) – Derrick Carter
Saturday 29th October: Berlin – Derrick Carter, Luke Solomon, Chris Duckenfield, Matthew Styles Harris
Saturday 5th November: London – Derrick Carter, Luke Solomon, Rob Mello
Friday 18th November: Mantova – Luke Solomon
Saturday 19th November: Glasgow – Derrick Carter, Luke Solomon
Thursday 5th January: Vienna (Part 2) – Luke Solomon
Saturday 14th January: Classic Is Your Friend Zurich – Luke Solomon, Jonny Rock