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Bokeh Versions founder Miles Opland shares a new mix

August 2019

Dub enthusiast Opland has compiled a mix featuring exclusive unreleased tracks from his own label and more

Since starting his new school dub label in 2015, the Bristol based Miles Opland has continued to explore new universes of dub and roots. His label Bokeh Versions has more than 30 releases to its name, showing an especially early commitment to Jay Glass Dubs and Seekersinternational. More recently, he has released albums by the Berlin duo Sea Urchin, I Jahbar & Friends, and a 12" by Jamaican artist Sikka Rymes.

“This seven channel Adobe Audition mix veers wildly from semi-licensed riot grrrl covers to heart wrenching sludge to that Ciccone Youth album that I could never afford on CD in the village,” remarks Opland about his selection. “Lots of unreleased, exclusive and forthcoming bits on Bokeh and Global/Avon Terror Corps plus some obscure Japanese flexidisc goth I had to rip off YouTube. Lots of samples from Robocop SNES loading screens, 80s LA radio spots and my playlist of shoegaze interludes. I have mostly just been listening to goth and sludge and deathrock until some dub comes along that’s better than TNT Roots – and this mix is a total reflection of that yearning.”

Concentration “Dead Men Don’t Rape”

Désaccord Majeur “Darbouka”
Der Eisenrost “AW-225”
Black Lung “Theme From The Black Lung, Part 2”
Dame Area “Centro Di Gravitá”
Ciccone Youth “Making The Nature Scene”
Repeater “Self Emulating Breaks”
Muderous Vision “Numb”
FITH “Forest”
Gilles De Rais “Sanatorium”
Gnaw “Rat”
Lovesliescrushing “Monad”
Fever 103 “Cult Leader”
Heather Leigh “Soft Seasons”
Unknown “Falling Riddim”
Gossiwor “Thank You Lord”
The Virgin Prunes “Yeo”

Read a full interview with Miles Opland in The Wire 408. Subscribers can access the issue by logging in to the digital archive.

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