mint condition - a reissue label focussed on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago, detroit and new york to london and beyond, mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! dig in....
hot on the heels of his relief sevensixty ep we are pleased to announce the latest instalment of jaime read cuts from the vaults. the target this mf ep is another collection of golden-era jams from read’s envious archive. steeped in history, these infamous tracks are now seeing the light of day again. you only have to have a quick online search to read the fascinating story of the journey of this music and then maybe this ep title will make sense!
mint condition - a brand new record label focussed on excavating the outer fringes of classic house and techno. unreleased mixes, classics and overlooked gems mined from the last 20+ of contemporary dance music are the order of the day. from chicago, detroit and new york to london and beyond, mint condition have got their expert digging hats on to bring you exclusive heat and those rarer than rare jams that have been on your wants list for years! dig in...
the relief sevensixty ep has been legitimately released with the full involvement of jaime read for 2017 and remastered by london’s curve pusher from the original sources especially for mint condition. 100% legit, licensed and released. dug, remastered, repackaged and brought to you by the caring folks at your new favourite reissue label - mint condition!
lets keep this short and sweet. were talking about felix dickinson and jaime read, neither of whom need much in the way of introduction, after all. three monsters here. acid-flecked, spacey, loopy stuff thats bold, assertive yet melodious, playful. these two have released enough on their own and together as l.h.a.s. inc. to make you know this is a badass 12inch, so whatre you waiting for? get it already itll never leave your bag, were sure.
felix dickinson and jaime read met in brighton in 1995 when jaime was producing music for felix’s label ugly music. united by a love of chicago house music they held a 5 yr residency together in their hometown brighton. during this time jaime continued to make music for felix’s label as well as on his own label push 2 shove under the moniker lhas (the larry heard appreciation society). they soon found homes for their tracks on doc martin’s wax records, the belgian label eskimo and felix’s new label cynic music. more recently they have released tracks for tsuba and rong as lhas inc. there is a remix by neville watson. you may know him for his work with kink or his releases on clone and creme.
two of the uks finest underground labels join forces and share their talent on this killer 12inch. from iib we have coyote s sin distracciounes, an upbeat sunkissed dancefloor meditation featuring the blissed out flamenco guitar of long time collaborator saro tribastone. futurboogies christophe remixes and chops up the guitar and adds some gypsymenesque organ stabs and layers of keys. futureboogies felix dickinson and jamie read drop the funky guitar heavy restless people. sublime chugging beats and a beautiful vocal refrain imploring slow it down creating a laidback house monster. iibs max essa puts his remix right in the middle of the dancefloor with straight up house vibes and extra percussion.
back from 1998 comes a repress of the second ugly cutz 12 that featured the knob twiddling expertise of jamie read incision is proper old school techno with very synthetic sounding drums and some simple but very hypnotic melodies and basslines