Aus Music celebrates its tenth birthday this year, as well as its landmark release number 100 – fittingly enough. Will Saul‘s imprint has spent the last decade lovingly building its reputation as one of the most trusted and respected labels for dance music the UK, and quite possibly worldwide too. Joy Orbison’s So Derobe, Ramadanman’s Void 23, George Fitzgerald‘s Child, Leon Vynehall‘s Brother, Bicep‘s Just – it’s likely that Aus Music has soundtracked your most memorable and significant club moments.
To mark two milestones in Aus history, the label presents a 24-track quadruple vinyl/triple CD/vast digital compilation set to drop this summer. Composed of entirely new and exclusive tracks, the compilation is built up by key members from the Aus family as well as boss Mr. Saul himself – Bicep, Midland, Huxley, Deetron, Nick Höppner, Pearson Sound, Youandewan, Marquis Hawkes, Gerd, Sei A, Bwana, Fold, Shenoda, Appleblimand Komon.
“It’s our honour to be hosting a five-part Debut series in conjunction with Aus Music, consisting of one Debut a week for five weeks running up to the release date; as well as a very special Boiler Room x AUS100 takeover in London. Joining the celebrations will be Nick Höppner, Marquis Hawkes, Will Saul and a secret guest to be announced the day before.
First up in our Debut series is from the unstoppable dual force of Bicep and Hammer. Fresh from last year’s EP collab Dahlia, Belfast’s tour de force bring it back home with “ARACARI” – a sentimental banger following in the same footsteps as their previous teamwork, and purpose-built for all 4am dancefloors around the world. Stay tuned for four more surprise instalments as the weeks roll our. The future’s looking bright for Aus Music.”
The AUS100 compilation drops fully on 8th July, and is available to pre-order digitally here. “Join us in London or tune in online on Tuesday 14th June for our AUS100 showcase – where we’ll be joined by Nick Höppner, Marquis Hawkes, Will Saul and a secret guest we’ll be announcing on Monday.“
London-via-Belfast-based duo Bicep return to their own Feel My Bicep imprint with a new EP called “Dahlia”. The title track from this forthcoming collaborative release with Hammer (an artist the Belfast boys are putting serious muscle behind) can be stream below. It hooks you in from the word go, with a nagging piano lead, ooft-y mini breakdown and shiver-inducing sirensong calling through the mist.
Out on 12″ on September 7th on Feel My Bicep, while the digital version comes out on September 25th. Pre-order your 12” here.