Premiere: Stones Taro – Splash


Months of planning had gone into the event; every single element has been carefully thought through and fulfilled with the utmost care. There was a lot riding on this, her reputation was firmly on the line. She’d not been quiet about how successful it would be, in fact she’d proudly promised the best party the city had ever seen. There was no room for mistakes; she had to make a splash…

Over the last year South London’s Sticky Tapes project have notched up five cassette mixes, from Violet and ELLES, Om Unit, CC:Disco. Asquith and Criminal, raising an incredible £1,500 for five different charities. As a celebration of reaching their first anniversary, founder Theo Giles is taking things up a level with a compilation that features 11 original cuts from some of his favourite producers over the last year. Comprised of music from the likes of Jossy Mitsu, LUXE, Black Cadmium, Cyphon and Stones Taro, the release moves through different strains of electronic music, from garage to breaks and electronica to downtempo.

It wouldn’t be a proper Sticky Tapes release if it didn’t come complete with a mixed version of the selections across the comp. As an accompaniment, Theo has called on London-based DJ and Balamii resident Amaliah to weave the tracks together, available exclusively on cassette. All profits from the compilation and the cassette mix will be donated to Samaritans.