Chicago indie label Hefty Records will celebrate its 10th birthday via a pair of collections.
Chicago indie label Hefty Records will celebrate its 10th birthday via a pair of collections. On April 4, the label will unveil the double-disc set "Hefty 10 Digest," which features a disc of highlights from artists such as Slicker, Telefon Tel Aviv, Euphone, Bill Ding, Ilium, Phil Ranelin and Scott Herren's Savath + Savalas project.
The second disc finds Herren (under his Prefuse 73 moniker) riffing on the mixtape concept by blending previously released tracks with rare versions and remixes by El-P and Savath + Savalas.
On April 25, Hefty will separately release two volumes of the compilation "History Is Bunk: Collaborations, Reinterpretations and New Compositions." The first album boasts new music from Slicker and L'Altra plus a Ryuichi Sakamota remix of Telefon Tel Aviv's "Sound in a Dark Room," while the second is highlighted by Jan Jelinek's remix of Samadha's "Anonyme" and new cuts from Spanova and Retina.IT.
Beforehand, Hefty will on March 21 issue a 12-inch vinyl EP featuring one track each from Some Water And Sun, Spanova, Eliot Lipp and Slicker. Various Hefty acts are also planning on touring this year in tandem with anniversary shows in New York, Chicago, Berlin and Los Angeles on dates to be announced.