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L.I.E.S. Records Compiles ‘Music for Shut-Ins,’ Club Tracks For Club-Haters

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New York City imprint L.I.E.S. will follow last year’s Essential American Noise compilation with a new two-disc set dubbed Music for Shut-Ins. Due December 11, the upcoming platter contains one disc of highlights the label has released in the past year and another disc of all-new material. According to label head Ron Morelli (via Resident Advisor), Music for Shut-Ins will deliver “a collection of hits, misses, new loves, and future head scratchers running the gamut from floor-ready beat tracks (Legowelt) to post chillout bleep-hop (Daywalker & CF) to industro-wave anti-beat experimentation (Svengalisghost) with no restrictions or limitations.” 

The previously unreleased tracks come courtesy of L.I.E.S. artists Beautiful Swimmers, XOSAR, Jahiliyya Fields, and Florian Kupfer, to name a few. Newer signees honored include Greg Beato, Samantha Vacation, and Gunnar Haslam. In his official statement, Morelli adds that the 21-track offering is “a document of the immediate energy surrounding these musicians here and now, maybe one can call it club music for people who hate going to the club?” Hence, Music for Shut-Ins

L.I.E.S. (an acronym for “Long Island Electrical Systems,” by the way) will preface the comp with a sampler 12-inch vinyl featuring tracks by Beautiful Swimmers, Marcos Cabral, and Entro & Terri. For a peek at Music for Shut-Ins, check out Legowelt’s contribution, the beat-savvy “Teen Romance” below. Scroll down for cover art and the full track list.

Music for Shut-Ins track list: 

Disc 1:
1. Vapauteen – “Basilisk”
2. Shadowlust – “Jute”
3. Marcos Cabral – “Virginia”
4. Legowelt – “Teen Romance”
5. Greg Beato – “Gimme A Light”
6. Svengalisghost – “High Heel Sleaze”
7. Vereker – “Rosite”
8. Samantha Vacation – “Samantha’s Vacation”
9. Florian Kupfer – “Feelin'”
10. Terekke – “Amaze”
11. Daywalker & CF – “You Only Live Once”

Disc 2:
1. Marcos Cabral – “Dancing On Manhattan”
2. Jahiliyya Fields – “Untitled”
3. Antenes – “PBX-555”
4. Xosar – “Mind Mantra”
5. TX Connect – “Primal Rage”
6. Beautiful Swimmers – “The Zoo”
7. Florian Kupfer – “Unreal (CA Faith Mixx)”
8. Beau Wanzer – “Crush of Lust”
9. Entro & Terri – “The Cap”
10. Gunnar Haslam – “Aisepos”