64 bar music has signed a one-off deal with a world renowned independent label to release a best of 64 bar challenge digital album.
The compilation will be released in January, first as a digital only download, with plans for a physical release if 200 pre orders are made.
The release will have 20 tracks that represent the premium beats from the six-album mix series.
For those new to 64 bar music, the project was inspired by Cardiff based DJ and producer, Kovas.
It was his idea to create mix projects where all contributors submitted beats 64 bars in length, at an agreed tempo.
The first mix dropped in the summmer of 2009, and the sixth and final mix landed in autumn 2011 with DJ Food at the controls.
Kovas said: “I’m very excited to have signed this deal. It’s recognition of the quaility of the music that has been produced, and proof that good things happen if you do the right things well.
“I can’t reveal what label it is yet, I can’t reveal which tracks are on the compilation either. That will happen when the label do their official launch in the new year.
“I can say that it will be coming out on January 16, and the reason I’m talking today is to try and build some interest and take some pre orders for the vinyl.
The 20 tracks on there are perfect DJ friendly tracks. The range of sounds is broadly dark electronica, with some real moments of sonic beauty.
The 64 bar challenge project has grown in popularity since the first mix. That had just 50 downloads in the first 48 hours. That rose to 500 by the fourth mix, and there were over 5000 plays of the sixth mix when DJ Food played it on Solid Steel.