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Christian Eede
25 May 2023, 15:50

'90s and early '00s UK breaks and electro tracks gathered on new compilation, 'Tactical Shifts'

The eight-tracker marks the first release on London label La Escuela Moderna Discos

Cover art for the 'Tactical Shifts' compiltaion

A new compilation out in June is set to collect obscure UK electro and breaks released between 1995 and 2003.

Comprising eight tracks, 'Tactical Shifts' is the first release on new London label La Escuela Moderna Discos. Among the producers whose music features on the compilation are Kruton, System UCS, Noyeahno, Being – an anthology of who's work was released on Apartment Records last year – and The Illistines (a trio of Keith Tenniswood, Jim Foster and Dave Appleton).

La Escuela Moderna Discos is spearheaded by London's Anwar Dawwas, who runs the electro label Brokntoys, and Joan Gaspar, aka DJ Kinetic. Their plan is to pull together releases on the label from rare cuts within their record collections.

Speaking to Resident Advisor about the release, Dawwas said: "Tactical Shifts is the culmination of a deep dive into our collections that took almost three years to complete, owing to several licensing hurdles, a painstakingly slow pressing and the pandemic."

'Tactical Shifts' is out on vinyl on 19th June. You can listen to all eight tracks on the release below.

This is the latest compilation of '90s UK electronic music to emerge this year, following on from the records 'Dream The Dream: UK Techno, House And Breakbeat 1990-1994' and 'Happy Land: A Compendium Of Alternative Electronic Music From The British Isles 1992-1996'.