LA-based company Tiptop, who produces modular synth systems, is preparing to launch its own imprint with a compilation of tracks made using analog synthesizers and digital control interfaces. With contributing artists including techno heavyweights and well-known hardware enthusiasts such as Surgeon, Blawan (pictured above), Phase VI (the duo of John Tejada and Drumcell), and KiNK, the forthcoming record is said to represent "a range of artists who, through their tracks, explore the landscape of dance music in a very fresh perspective. These are the artists who inspire the Tiptop team to make more innovative devices, which in turn make new music (a nice feedback loop)."
An official release date for Tiptop's V.A. 001 is yet to be finalized, but the compilation will initially be released on double vinyl, with a digital version to follow shortly thereafter. For now, clips of all nine tracks from the Tiptop lable's inaugural outing can be heard below, where a promo video for the upcoming record also been included. (via Resident Advisor)