Premiere: Simkin – Bypass


Vief Records bring together 19 artists for their second compilation to raise money for Trussell Trust.

Street lamps flashed past in a blur of orange and yellow; the low hum of the car engine the only sound piercing the air on this quiet evening. He’d forgotten how good it felt to be behind the wheel; to have the breeze rustling through his hair and his foot pressed down hard on the gas. On a night like this, when the roads were deftly silent and barely a soul walked the streets, it were as if the city belonged to him; every street, every sidewalk and every corner was his for the taking.


London’s Vief Records took a break from releasing EPs earlier this year to share their first charity compilation, which raised funds for Refugee Action. Before the year draws to a close they’re bringing out their second offering, once again bringing together their nearest and dearest for a charitable cause. This time the label are raising money for Trussell Trust, a charity working to stop hunger and poverty by providing a network of food banks across the UK and vital, immediate support to people in crisis. The music oscillates from uk bass and breaks to jungle experimental and leftfield techno, and features 20 producers including Simkin, Izzy Locke, Scaefa and Shauna.