- A box set including new tracks and a mix from Friction are among the festivities set to drop in December.
Shogun Audio is a decade old in 2014, and they're celebrating with a multi-pronged birthday compilation out December 1st.
The label was started by DJ Friction back in 2004 (launched with his own rework of Jo's "R-Type"). With an ethos that cuts between minimalist purism and pop-friendly crossover, Shogun has since become one of drum & bass's most prominent and stylistically diverse imprints—counting the likes of Icicle, Rockwell, Alix Perez and SpectraSoul among its ranks.
For their tenth birthday, Shogun are pulling out all the stops. The meat of the collection is a triple-CD package that includes one disc of new tracks and remixes (called The Future), a selection of highlights from the label's back catalogue (The Past), and a brand new mix from Friction himself—who was last seen mixing a Fabriclive in 2013. The new tunes include contributions from Icicle, Technimatic, Rockwell, Calibre, Total Science, Calyx & Teebee as well as newer signings Joe Ford and Fourward.
For the diehard fans, there's also a limited edition box set, which includes the CD as well as a documentary DVD, a poster, a hand-signed letter from Friction and a set of six ten-inches containing some of the new tracks. You can stream a few (and see the full tracklist) below.
01. Fourward - Exile
02. Spor - Aztec (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
03. Icicle & Prolix - Duality
04. Joe Ford & Fourward - Katana
05. SpectraSoul - Ben
06. Technimatic - Lost Along The Way feat. D.Ablo
07. Alix Perez - Forsaken feat. Peven Everett & SpectraSoul (Calibre Remix)
08. SpectraSoul - Light In The Dark feat. Terri Walker (Etherwood Remix)
09. LSB - XLRS
10. Rockwell - Play Some Normal Music
11. Friction - Chimera
12. Alix Perez - Dark Days feat. Foreign Beggars (Fourward Remix)
13. Total Science & S.P.Y. - Gangsta VIP
The Mix By Friction
01. Icicle - Dreadnaught feat. SP:MC
02. Friction & K-Tee - Set It Off
03. Noisia - Brainstitch
04. Jonny L - Back To Your Roots (Friction & K-Tee Remix)
05. Commix - Faceless
06. Alix Perez - Down The Line feat. MC Fats
07. SpectraSoul - Light In The Dark feat. Terri Walker
08. Alix Perez - Forsaken feat. Peven Everett & SpectraSoul
09. Break - Let It Happen
10. Rockwell - Full Circle
11. Icicle - Minimal Funk
12. Total Science & S.P.Y. - Gangsta
13. Rockwell - Detroit
14. Friction vs. Camo & Krooked - Stand Up feat. MC Dynamite
15. Spor - Aztec
Shogun Audio will release 10 Years Of Shogun Audio on December 1st, 2014.