Announced alongside the release of the label’s final compilation “for the time being”, Idle Hands told fans: “This is the end of a chapter. The shop continues and new projects beckon”.
“The last Idle Hands release for the time being,” they added. The label’s final release pulls in four artists “with close ties” to the imprint - K-LONE, Glances, Bruce, and Rhythmic Theory.
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“Bruce with a contemplative dancefloor dub in tribute to Alex T. K-LONE delivers a subtle and subby house roller. Rhythmic Theory with a bumpy and bassy techno track. Glances bring a deft funkiness to the broken techno sound,” the label describes.
The four-track compilation lands as a 12” record at the end of summer before the team slow down their rate of releases.
Started by UK producer and DJ Chris Farrell in 2009, Idle Hands became Bristol’s answer to underground talent showcasing and saw the rise of artists including Peverelist, Shanti Celeste, and Rhythmic Theory.
The label turned into a shop by 2011, making way for more Bristol-based and further afield musicians. Currently based in Bristol’s St. Pauls, the shop will continue to stand as new projects evolve around Idle Hands.
“IDLE065 is just round the corner… The 12" brings these four artists who have close ties to Chris Farrell’s Bristol based label and shop,” Idle Hands said of the forthcoming and final release. Pre-order IDLE065 here.
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