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About this mix
During a warehouse clearance, a series of unreleased 12” vinyl test pressings by TB Arthur were given fresh sleeves and offered for sale to Berlin record store Hard Wax. The person representing the material identified themselves as a former partner who was attempting to claw back cash from longstanding debts the artist had left in their wake.
Upon examination, the run out grooves of the test pressings were inscribed "MMMJR" indicating the records were cut at Metropolis Mastering, Chicago: a vinyl cutting facility which had closed at the end of the 90’s.
The recordings had never made it past the test pressing stage due to financial issues. The artist was an unknown, owed people money and had completely dropped out of the scene. It is rumoured that substances had taken their toll, an unfortunate result of the nonstop partying associated with Midwest Rave culture during that era.
The ex-partner is also in possession of a catalogue of unreleased material on DAT master tapes. This material will be made available on vinyl over the coming months – including tracks contained in this mixtape.
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