Spencer Parker’s It’s Not Over project, a series of vinyl releases leaked out over an 18 month period, comes to an end with ‘It’s Now Over’ in January 2014 – a compilation of some of the project’s highlights along with a selection of unreleased dubs/edits/versions.
Born out of the desire to play with a name, imagery and deliver something outside of the norm of standard record label releases, the British-born Berliner and Panorama Bar regular kicked of the anonymous It’s Not Over In 2011 with the ultimately highly sought after ‘Late At Night’. Since then, the series has grown into a must- check set of 6 12”s that have seen support from the likes of Mike Huckaby, Ryan Elliott, Radio Slave, Patrice Scott and October.
Here, on It’s Now Over, we’re treated to a 9 track selection of the 6 12”s (so completists will need to seek out the vinyl to satisfy themselves) Parker has released, from the original driving melodies of ‘Late At Night’ via the unmistakable vocal sampling banger of ‘Brotherhood’ to the more abrasive sounds of ‘The Institute’ and ‘Collective Consciousness’. On disc two of the CD set we get Parker’s own set of Its Not Over weaponry – new cuts like ‘Instant Heart Attack’ and ’3000E’ as well as a ‘Drone Pass’ of ‘Collective Consciousness’, a ‘Brotherhood’ Instrumental and a beatless version of the beautiful ‘East Pointe’ all provide extra weight on the already heavy project.
While intended as a compilation and a closer to a vinyl project, ‘It’s Now Over’ ends up being a lot more and not just because of its additional exclusive content. It’s a release which shows us Spencer Parker with the gloves off, making tracks clearly close to his heart and even closer to himself as a DJ and the result is a fantastic second LP from the DJ/Producer.
‘It’s Now Over’ will be released 27th January 2014 with a digital availability following throughout February/March.