- Giant Swan, Bodyjack, Imogen and more contribute exclusive tracks to the Dublin-based label's new run.
Sunil Sharpe is compiling six records to celebrate hitting 20 releases on his label, Earwiggle.
The Irish techno DJ and producer, who launched his label in 2011, has put together a new compilation series to mark the occasion, bringing 24 artists on board across six Eel Behaviour entries. I Hate Models, Delta Funktionen, Mary Velo, Imogen and Giant Swan, recently profiled on RA, contribute alongside others to the compilations, hitting on electro, acid and industrial, plus a "long-lost hardtrance [track] from 1994," according to today's announcement.
Each 12-inch is named after a type of eel—Conger, Moray, Sniper, Sawtooth, Onejaw and Bobtail—and features artwork by Adult Art Club's Jonny Costello. The first Eel Behaviour EP will land on October 26th, with the next three records slated for release through December 7th. (Release dates for the final two entries in the series are still to be confirmed.)
Earlier this year, Sharpe and DeFeKT teamed up for a collaborative album as Tinfoil. Sharpe last launched a label in 2015, On The Hoof, which is separate from Earwiggle.
Listen to previews of Conger.
Revisit Sharpe's 2016 RA podcast.
A1 Delta Funktionen - Alternate Reality
A2 Imogen - Flesh
B1 Autumns - Recovery
B2 Giant Swan - The Sun Inside Jaden Smith
A1 The Advent & Zein - Follow The Leader
A2 Replicants - I Like The Way You Focus
B1 Umwelt - De-Extinction
B2 Galaxian - Trigger Action
A1 Ctrls - Breaker
A2 SP-X - Mine Smelter
B1 Jerome Hill - Wormface
B2 Bodyjack - Keeping The Wolf From The Door
A1 I Hate Models - The Suffering Self
A2 Sir Real - Gritty McGritface
B1 Vlaysin - Forget What You've Learned
B2 Dave Tarrida - I Am He
A1 Héctor Oaks - Just A Chengdu Dog
A2 Mary Velo - Submission
B1 Sedvs / Peel - Side Life
B2 Christopher Joseph - Indifferent World
A1 Panmella Calix - Tip
A2 Suneel Shark - Blunt But Fair
B1 Zadig - Red Eye
B2 Jon Hussey - Engine Brood
Eel Behaviour will release Conger on October 26th, Moray on November 9th, Sniper on November 30th and Sawtooth on December 7th, 2018, with release dates for Onejaw and Bobtail to be announced.
Photo credit: Jonny Costello