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First Listen: Prequel Tapes – ‘My Favourit Thing’ (Midnight Shift)

Following the release of his debut album Inner Systems, Berlin-based producer Prequel Tapes emerges from the shadows with an EP for Midnight Shift’s white-label series.

With little information about the mysterious artist, what we do know is that his work under the Prequel Tapes moniker began when rediscovering lost tapes of recordings of the new-wave bands he played in as a teenager. Incorporating these sounds into the experimental music he was creating with old analogue gear, Prequel Tapes’ Inner Systems journeyed through ambient, industrial and dreamlike textures.

Now returning with SHIFT LTD 003, the third EP in a project from Singaporean label Midnight Shift that focuses on “straight-up techno”, Prequel tapes constructs three tracks and two locked grooves that “fossilise transient moments in between gridlocks of tight grooves”, aiming squarely within the claustrophobic walls of a peak-time dancefloor.

Ahead of its release, we are excited to premiere ‘My Favourit Thing’, where disruptive noise like that of a runway is carved into a lethal techno injection.

SHIFT LTD 003 is out September 29 on Midnight Shift. Pre-order it here