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OUT NOW! The first free release in Wake and Sahy Uhns’ new mixtape series, Swap Meet. What is Swap Meet? Glad you asked.

What do you do to avoid being bored in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, as a passenger on a long car trip, on Saturday morning while you’re waiting for your boyfriend/girlfriend to get out of bed, on the bus, on your lunch break, and while you’re using the bathroom? Sahy Uhns and Wake make beats. These are some of those beats.

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New Wake Retrospective With 16 Unreleased Tracks “Old Sh*t…”

Old Sh*t (Picked, Mixed & Made New by Sahy Uhns) Because Sh*t That Is Old And Is Also The Sh*t, Never Gets Old is an atypical collaboration between Matthew Hettich and Carl Madison Burgin, better known as Wake and Proximal co-founder Sahy Uhns respectively. The record grew out of Sahy Uhns’ concept to create a Wake retrospective mix, a strange thing to do for an artist who has only just begun releasing his music. Here at Proximal we are just fine with “strange,” so the project went ahead and the resulting selections are a limited but unpredictable glimpse into Wake’s prodigious collection of unreleased music amassed over the last 10 years, the majority of which will still stay unheard…


“Years ago, probably in 2008 (I can’t remember), Sahy Uhns convinced me to give him every piece of music I had ever written and recorded. I mean everything– some of it from the late 90s (I think I started writing music on my computer in ‘99 during my freshman year of high school). When Proximal started I got involved and Sahy Uhns just kept bugging me to release a whole bunch of that old shit I had written. I honestly did not like the idea and planted a pretty firm “no.” It’s not that I thought it was bad, but this is supposed to be the future! I’m a bit compulsive and controlling, and also I’m obsessed with the new because I make a lot of music. Plus all of the mixes were wrong… With that said, anyone who knows the dude will tell you that Sahy Uhns can be pretty convincing when he wants to be. He just kept asking and asking and asking. Like, all of the time. Non-stop. I started to consider it– he had worn down my resolve. I started to get a little excited by the idea. Thus “Old Sh*t” was born; a record of my old shit. Some of these tunes I haven’t thought about in at least ten years like “Idemnity,” which I made in 2000 on a bootleg copy of Cubase, and “Hello Darling” which I think I made in 1999 on Fast Tracker in Dos).It’s nice to hear these tunes again, mastered and pro, mixed by one of my homies. It’s nice to hear my own history digested and presented by someone I respect with all of my heart. I hope everyone enjoys listening to them as much as I have enjoyed making them.”


“When I first got to Calarts I quickly realized that I was really into Wake’s music. Being the socially challenged spaz that I am, we didn’t end up hanging out until the very end of the year and then he graduated. Lucky for me, we were friends long enough for me to convince him to give me all of the music he’s ever made. That collection of music became much of the soundtrack to my time at Calarts. Because of Matt’s compulsive music making there was a lot to listen to/learn from. The more I listened to the music the more and more I became attached to it. I started becoming very fixated on the idea of doing a mix of some of my favorite tunes of his and putting it out. He wouldn’t let me but that’s never stopped me from much. So, after many “conversations” about it he finally gave me the go ahead to make it, and that is how “Old Sh*t” got started. I went about trying to make a wash of styles and moods showing off as many sides to Wake’s dynamic sound as I could. The mix kinda works like a dream. It’s a new story made of an amalgamation of memories (or in this case old tracks) and, like with a dream, the ideas can be wildly different and strange when put together. With the added benefit of his music already being very strange, the mix turned into a hazy nostalgic float through Wake’s odd and exceptional past. This music is great and you should like it…”

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Wake “Old Sh*t…” Out July 16th & TLOEG’s “The Superconductor Remixes” Out July 30th!

We could not be more excited to start sharing with you some incredible new music from Wake and The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen!

Up first…

July 16th better make its way here quick as we are itching to share Wake‘s new (and by new we mean old) electronic dreamscape of a record, Old Sh*t.

Collaborating with fellow Proximal artist and label co-founder, Sahy Uhns, and his unbending desire to dive into the strange, they’ve created a concept record: a Wake Retrospective; allowing us a look and listen into a decade of musical archives Wake has been hoarding.

The tail-end of July at Proximal promises an unbelievable assortment of fresh new sounds when, on July 30th, we finally release The Superconductor Remixes, from The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Producer, Simon Muschinsky and Rapper/Lyricist, NOTE), a duo pushing boundaries all over the place!

The League’s mind-bending mix of hip-hop and electronic music gets pushed to a whole new level of weird on The Superconductor Remixes as it gets dismantled and turned on its head by a who’s who of incredible international producers including Lotterose, Sleeve, Hanssen, Slow Spines, FCAN, LZRKMMNDR, OOFJ, Kinnel, Deflon, Zack Christ, St. Khan and our very own Wake.

Stay tuned – there’s a lot of new music headed your way.

See you next week for Round One.

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