Los Angeles-based cassette label Leaving Records has announced a new partnership with fellow L.A. tastemakers Stones Throw to release Dual Form, a special double cassette compilation that will feature new songs from Leaving-affiliated artists like Julia Holter, Dntel and Sun Araw. While the cassettes will serve as a valuable primer for those unfamiliar with the label, the collection will also only feature new, original material by each artist. You can sample one of those tracks, the Cyclist’s “Visions,” below.
As part of the new partnership between the labels, Stones Throw will be distributing the debut record from Liverpool’s the Cyclist early next year.
Leaving Records began as a partnership between producer Matthewdavid and visual artist Jesselisa Moretti in 2009, and has seen its profile rise in the last couple years as it has continued to release an eclectic mix of hip-hop, ambient music, psych-pop and more. The Dual Form compilation will be released on cassette on November 6 and on vinyl/CD on January 22.