Central Processing Unit Records
CPU Records head honcho CPSmith gives you an exclusive look into some unreleased goodness from one of the most exciting electro imprints out there.
About this mix
The sound of CPU reflects Sheffield's musical heritage, forged with that of Detroit Techno and Braindance (Rephlex et al.) But there's a strong syncopated beat influence over the curation which has dominated, hence CPU being known and lauded as an electro imprint.
Another thing you will notice about CPU is the stark and brutal sleeve designs. Each sleeve has an 8-bit binary* catalogue number** on the front centred in an Alien-esque logo, the number being the only thing that visually distinguishes each release.
This mix contains upcoming releases, demos and unreleased tracks on CPU and its sub-label Computer Club, a more experimental branch which also doubles as a club night in Sheffield. I think the mix gives a clear representation of the label and its direction. It was an absolute pleasure to do as I rediscovered some old favourites during the process. I hope you enjoy it and check out the label sometime.
*256 catalogue numbers in total are possible using 8-bit binary.
**This Boiler Room Upfront mix has its own CPU catalogue number so fans and completest heads-up!
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