Flavour Of The Label: Medical Records

We head stateside to speak to one of the finest independent labels out there...

Flavour Of The Label: Medical Records

We head stateside to speak to one of the finest independent labels out there...

It isn't very often that we venture across the pond in search of sounds but, every once in a while, the wind picks up the faintest of sounds that tickle our inner-ears in just the right way and we can't help but turn our heads to the USA to find out what's making waves over there. On this occasion our heads seem to have got a little bit stuck as we've become utterly fixated with Medical Records, the coolest thing to come out of Seattle since Frasier.

Having premiered this beauty from Medical Records signees Roladex just a week ago, we immediately got on the hunt for a greater aural slice from those in command. The result? Well, we've got a nice shiny two hour mix for you to indulge yourself in as you slip into another dimension.

We liked this mix so much that, rather than have all our general nonsense questions get in the way, we got straight to the point with the curator of these aural delights, Dr Troy. Prepare your eyes and ears;

Where was the mix recorded?  

It was recorded at my home.

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?  

Fixated in front of your stereo at max volume. Or whatever makes you happy.

What should we be wearing?

I can't be of any help here. :)

What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?

Concrete dark bunker, mega-PA, vinyl all the way.

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Too many to narrow down, sorry.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time? 

Tough questions here. One would definitely be Serie Noire, Vol 1.

If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

Daniele Baldelli! Absolute legend!

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

I started with a digital traktor controller setup with computer. I now have 2 1200's and a nice Xone mixer which has pristine sound.

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

I think the first track sets the mood and sets the pace of the ascent.

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first record I ever bought was Weird Al Yankovic, In 3-D!  The last record I bought was the new Surgeon reissue on Downwards.

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

An Indian buffet.

If it was an animal what would it be?

A chameleon.

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

Oh jeez, too many to name.

Upcoming in the world of Medical Records?

Tons of exciting things. Specifically we are releasing the new record by Cloudland Canyon. We recently released the solo project from Kip of Cloudland (U/V Light), and we are thrilled to do this one.  It was produced by Sonic Boom and some interesting cameos.  Absolutely brilliant psychadelic/electronic record!  The other huge deal for us is the honor of releasing the new LP by Geneva Jacuzzi who hasn't released a physical record in some time.  She has been dazzling audiences with her completely unique off kilter performance art, and now the fans will be able to enjoy her genius on wax.  Other things in the pipeline are 2 legendary Pram reissues (amazing Too Pure artist from the 90s) and a Locust reissue early next year (Mark Van Hoen project).

Anything else we need to discuss?

I think we have covered it all!  It might be nice to mention that Medical Records is also active here locally in Seattle, helping organize and promote shows. Dr. Troy DJs around town quite frequently doing both wave/disco sets and dark techno sets alike.


Find out more about Medical Records here.

Tracklisting:

Deutsche Wertarbeit – “Guten Abend, Leute” (MR-001)
Almost Alone – “Blue City” (MR-049)
Illustration Sonore – “Buried In The Hearts” (MR-027)
Mixed Feelings – “Because Of You” (MR-041)
Alexander Robotnick – “Hola Macci Kola” (MR-002)
Roladex - “Anthem For The Micro-Age” (MR-031)
Dalek I – “Freedom Fighters” (MR-010)
Mathematiques Modernes - “Jungle Hurt” (MR-018)
OGI – “She, Wolf, Woof!” (MR-008)
Rollerskate Skinny – “Lunasa” (MR-037)
Chrisma – “Mandoia” (MR-003)
((PRESSURES)) – “The Voices” (MR-030)
Geneva Jacuzzi – “Clothes On The Bed” (MR-053, new material)
Der Plan – “Da Vorne Steht Ne Ampel” (MR-006)
Die Gesunden – “Waiting For My Man” (MR-022)
Lou Champagne System – “Silent Walking” (MR-009)
Paul Nelson – “Labyrinth” (MR-024)
Aloa – “Weisser Wal” (MR-029)
Gay Cat Park – “A Bunch Of Flowers” (MR-012)
Guyer’s Connection – “Ar Isch Schon” (MR-007)
Peine Perdue – “Coeur Brise” (MR-047)
Christof Glowalla – “Technik” (MR-014)
Null And Void – “Un Sedatif Ce Soir” (MR-039)
Roladex – “We R” (MR-050)
IKO – “Elevator” (MR-038)
Axxess – “Owls” (MR-011)
Cloudland Canyon – “Focal Float” (MR-056)
Pram – “Dancing On A Star” (MR-052)
Play – “In My Mind” (MR-026)
Laugh Clown Laugh – “Kiss In The Rain” (MR-025)
Le Cliché – “I Woke Up This Morning Like I Always Do” (MR-042)
Zeus B Held – “Drive My Car” (MR-055)
Locust – “No One In The World” (MR-056)
Kline Coma Xero – “Click” (MR-050)
U/V Light – “Arrivist” (MR-046)

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