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100 gecs, Locked Grooves
courtesy of Plz Make It Ruins

100 gecs, Arca, Blood Orange, and Vegyn feature on new charity compilation

HAIM, Clairo, and Brockhampton’s Romil Hemnani have also contributed to the Locked Grooves project

PLZ Make It Ruins, the London-based electronic music label run by Vegyn, has announced a new charity compilation titled Locked Grooves. As explained in a press release, a locked groove is: “a circular groove on a vinyl record, in which the stylus remains until raised out of it.” Accordingly, each track on the compilation is designed to loop at “1.8 seconds or one bar of music at 133.333 bpm”.

Among the impressive list of 40 artists that have contributed loops to Locked Grooves are Arca, 100 gecs, Blood Orange, ShygirlSkrillex, Four Tet, Octo Octa, and Romil Hemnani (one of the main producers behind hip hop boyband Brockhampton).

Another notable, Brockhampton-adjacent name on the record is Dominic Fike, who appears alongside other songwriters and producers including King Krule, Clairo, and HAIM.

Vegyn himself also makes an appearance, and the PLZ Make It Ruins label head will host a one-off NTS special on the day of Locked Grooves’s vinyl-only release (December 4). Besides the record’s stellar line-up, all profits will benefit ACLU and Liberty UK, which combat systemic inequality in the US and the UK, respectively.

Get a preview of locked grooves from 100 gecs, Octo Octa, and Romil Hemnani below. Revisit Dazed’s interview with Vegyn – in which he discusses his 2019 debut album and working with Frank Ocean on 2016’s Endless and Blonde – here.